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The award-winning author Scott O'Dell brings Sacagawea's story to life, giving us a breathtaking account of this young heroine's role in an American saga.
Sacagawea, a young Native American woman, accompanied by her infant and her cruel husband, experiences joy and heartbreak when she joins the Lewis and Clark expedition seeking a way to the Pacific.
When young Sacagawea first lays eyes on the white men coming up the river, she cannot imagine the impact they will have on her life-and she on theirs. For the men coming up the river are about to make history, and she is going to help them.
Sacagawea joined the Lewis and Clark team as an interpreter and guide. Her knowledge of the language, land, and people of the unchartered West made her an integral part of their success.
Like the author's Newbery Medal-winning classic Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O'Dell's Streams to the River, River to the Sea is a gripping tale of survival, strength, and courage.
About the Author
Scott O’Dell (1898–1989), one of the most respected authors of historical fiction, received the Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honor Medals, and the Hans Christian Andersen Author Medal, the highest international recognition for a body of work by an author of books for young readers. Some of his many books include The Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Road to Damietta, Sing Down the Moon, and The Black Pearl.
"This is action-packed drama, believably revealed by a stoic heroine who maintains her self-worth despite vagaries of fortune in which she's a pawn of men and natural forces . . . The book retains its grip on the reader to a fine-honed finish." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books —