Taking a rare look beyond the myths and legends surrounding Sacagawea’s life, this extraordinary illustrated history recounts the known facts about a remarkable women and her contribution to one of America’s greatest journeys of exploration. Combining beautifully wrought oil paintings, a moving true story, and a unique larger format, Sacagawea will captivate readers of all ages. Kidnapped from her Shoshone tribe when she was just eleven or twelve, Sacagawea lived with her captors for four years before being given in marriage to a French Canadian fur trapper, Toussaint Charbonneau. With him, she served as interpreter, peacemaker, and guide for the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Northwest in 1805-1806. Braving hunger and fierce blizzards, Sacagawea traveled thousands of miles with a baby on her back. By the end of the legendary journey, Sacagawea’s steadfast courage and capable guidance had ensured her place in history.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
“The life story of Sacagawea, the young Shoshone woman who assisted Lewis and clark as an interpreter and guide, is now available in a polished Spanish edition, with the original, striking full-page oil paintings, which poignantly convey a sense of time and place.” —Booklist