Saturday, August 15, 2015

Dorling Kindersley's POCAHONTAS (Beginning to Read Alone Level 2)

Hey all... you know that Pocahontas did not marry John Smith, right? Check this out:

Here's the synopsis:
In this book, children learn the story of Pocahontas. Famous for helping maintain peace between the English colonists and Native Americans, this brave Indian woman befriended the settlers at Jamestown, saving the life of their leader, Captain John Smith, whom she later married.
I wonder if the synopsis is wrong? Does the book actually have that error in it?


Ami said...

Eek! I don't have a copy of this, but the description on Barnes and Noble is the same - I just left a comment there.

Pamela Penza said...

Ugh, *facepalm*

Just say "no" to pretending that the Disney version is even close to correct!

Kathryn Briner said...

Synopsis is wrong--page 27. That doesn't make this version any better though.

Debbie Reese said...

Thanks, Kathryn.

Lynn Daniels said...

One white guy named John is just like another... isn't it?

Want to bet the author will also neglect to mention her actual name, that she was 12 years old when she met the first John whom she loathed, 17 when she was kidnapped and "reeducated" by the second John, abused, and died alone and in pain a few thousand miles from home?