Footprints in Time: A Walk in Sacajawea's Moccasins

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When America was young, many individuals left their footprints in the sands of time as they explored the unknown from east to west. In 1805, a young Shoshone woman named Sacajawea joined the Lewis and Clark expedition as an interpreter, and with a papoose on her back, helped explore America’s northwest while searching for a route to the Pacific Ocean. This time-honored true story of the hardships of the expedition, in particular that of Sacajawea and her baby son, Jean-Baptist (Pomp), is now retold in a different...
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Overview

When America was young, many individuals left their footprints in the sands of time as they explored the unknown from east to west. In 1805, a young Shoshone woman named Sacajawea joined the Lewis and Clark expedition as an interpreter, and with a papoose on her back, helped explore America’s northwest while searching for a route to the Pacific Ocean. This time-honored true story of the hardships of the expedition, in particular that of Sacajawea and her baby son, Jean-Baptist (Pomp), is now retold in a different format for young readers.
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"Footprints in Time: A Walk in Sacajawea's Moccasins," by Bonnie Turner, is an excellent book retracing the Lewis and Clark exploration of the American West, from the perspective of Sacajawea. We read about Sacajawea and her baby, and we may see them on the obverse of our dollar coins, but we have the tendency to forget how young she was at the time. She was really only a child, not much older than the children who will be reading this book.

"Footprints in Time" takes the reader on the expedition, using various adventures and happenings to bring across both the experiences and the feelings of the young guide and her baby. Her role in the expedition is not exaggerated nor minimized, and the hardships and challenges faced are realistic.

"Footprints in Time" also benefits from careful attention to quality in its preparation. The illustrations compliment the text without overwhelming it, and the writing is first-rate. This work showcases what Print-on-Demand books can and should deliver.

I would recommend this book for young readers in the 8 to 12 year range, especially those interested in American history. Any child, especially girls, will be able to identify with the young, true-life heroine of "Footprints in Time."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847289094
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 7/28/2006
  • Pages: 48
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.11 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2006

    Sacajawea in a new format for young readers

    When America was young, many individuals left their footprints in the sands of time as they explored the unknown from east to west. In 1805, a young Shoshone woman named Sacajawea joined the Lewis and Clark expedition as an interpreter, and with a papoose on her back, helped explore America¿s northwest while searching for a route to the Pacific Ocean. This time-honored true story of the hardships of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, in particular that of Sacajawea and her baby son, Jean-Baptist (Pomp), is now retold in a different format for young readers 8-12.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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