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A Picture Book of Sacagawea (Picture Book Biography)

3.56  ·  Rating Details ·  64 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
She joined the Lewis and Clark Expedition as a translator and guide.
Library Binding, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Holiday House (first published 2000)
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Kiersten Knapp
Nov 08, 2016 Kiersten Knapp rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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1. This book has no received any awards.
2. This book is meant for students in grades 1-4.
3. This book starts out explaining how Sacagawea lived in her tribe called The Shoshone. After another tribe attacked her own, Sacagawea was separated from them and captured by the other tribe. Then, Lewis and Clark encountered Sacagawea and brought her along their adventure as a translator and guide.
4. I really liked this book because of the writing and illustrations. The author makes this story easy to rea
Desirae Jessop
Oct 22, 2016 Desirae Jessop rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great book to read aloud
Alissa Parker
Apr 25, 2016 Alissa Parker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: A Picture Book of Sacagawea
Author: David A. Adler
Illustrator: Dan Brown
Genre: Biography
Theme(s): Native Americans, American Expansion
Opening line/sentence: Sacagawea was born in 1788 or 1789 in the western Rocky Mountains.
Brief Book Summary: Around ten or eleven years old, Sacagawea, a Shoshone, was captured by the Hidatsa. After being sold to be the wife of Charbonneau, Sacagawea met Lewis and Clark. Sacagawea served as a guide and a translator for Lewis and Clark as they explored the
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By: David D. Adler
Illustrated By: Dan Brown
Grade Levels: 3-5
Lexile Measure: 800L
Grade Level Equivalent: 4.6
Reviewed By: Aaron Carter

As its name suggests, A Picture Book of Sacagawea is filled with illustrations of the young Shoshone woman who was instrumental in the success of the Lewis and Clark expedition; however, there's extensive text describing all facets of her early life, from being captured and turned slave, being sold to the "white man" and joining the expedition (the only female among
Chris Young
This book about Sacajawea portrays her as a hero while glossing over the fact that she was basically a slave pressed into service by her white husband, who either bought her or won her in a bet after she was kidnapped by another tribe. I'm sure Lewis and Clark could not have done it without her, but I'd be worried about the messages students might take away from this book. Adler writes that "during her seventeen months as part of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, she helped assure the success of t ...more
Apr 24, 2016 Paige rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens-books
Mostly I'm just mad at this book for illustrating Sacagawea as so light skinned when it was written in the text that "the Hidasta were taller and lighter skinned than the Shoshone". They also made her son appear light skinned, too. I know his father was a French Canadian, but that is just highly unlikely.

I know we try to lighten the mood with history for children, but I think this takes it a bit too far. There are other, better, children's book out there about Sacagawea. (I highly suggest Kristi
Sep 06, 2008 Amanda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this history book that was also a biography of the Indian woman whom traveled with Louis and Clark. I thought this book could be used for so many different topics like history and a biography for starters.
Andrea Retana
Apr 19, 2013 Andrea Retana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I would love to use this book to teach students about American Indians. I think this book has great illustration and uses very simple vocabulary. It would help young students to start learning about history. I would recommend this book for 4th and 5th graders .
Jun 14, 2010 Mary rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: caoimhe, biography
This book, though poorly reviewed, provided a simple, richly illustrated intro to Sacagawea for Caoimhe. I edited the attack by the Hidatsa, and C's favorite section was the reunion between Chief Cameahwait and Sacagawea.
Alison Streb
This is a good picture book about Sacagawea. Children will be able to learn a lot from this book. They will learn about Sacagawea and the Native Americans. The illustrations in the book were done very well.
Oct 09, 2011 Caroline rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was ok. I was not a fan of the illustrations, but it did provide a simple overview of Sacajawea's life and I might still use this as an aid in a lesson plan.
Very informative book about the life of Sacagawea and her significance to the success of Lewis and Clark’s expedition. (Nonfiction)
Deborah Harris
AR Quiz No. 49735 EN Nonfiction
Accelerated Reader Quiz Information IL: LG - BL: 5.0 - AR Pts: 0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz Type Information AR Quiz Types: RP
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Mar 04, 2009 Ali LAli rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Adler was born in New York City, New York. He graduated from Queens College in 1968 with a bachelor's degree in economics and education. For the next nine years, he worked as a mathematics teacher for the New York City Board of Education, while taking classes towards a master's degree in marketing, a degree he was awarded by New York University in 1971. In that same year, a question from his then- ...more
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