By: Edgar Parin d'Aulaire, Ingri d'Aulaire
Published by: Doubleday & Company, Inc
Simultaneously published by: The Junior Literary Guild
Publication Date: 1946
Series: d'Aulaire Biographies
List: Junior Literary Guild


"In the dark woods of Virginia, where dusky owls hooted over the treetops and prowling beasts howled at the moon, there lived a stern old Indian chief named Powhatan, who ruled over thirty tribes. He had a little daughter who was the very apple of his eye—and that was Pocahontas." . . . . so begins the d'Aulaires' new picture book story of one of America's first and best-loved heroines.

With real humor and many wonderful details the characters come alive: Pocahontas herself, who was proud of having been born in the deep dark woods of Virginia; Captain John Smith, her friend in the Jamestown colony; Powhatan who would not bow his head to receive the crown sent him by the King of England; even the Indian brave sent across the ocean with Pocahontas to count with notches on his stick the number of Englishmen.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN, a Caldecott Medal book, and GEORGE WASHINGTON, by the d'Aulaires, have become classics in historical picture books. In the story of Pocahontas they have re-created another important historical period for young readers in lovely color lithographs and folk-tale story telling that combine charm and authenticity. 

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Pocahontas Reprint

Reprinted in 1998 by Beautiful Feet Books
Available formats: Paperback
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