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Streams to the River, River to the Sea [NOOK Book]

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In this redesigned edition of Scott O'Dell's classic novel, 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.

A young Indian woman, accompanied by her infant and cruel husband, experiences joy and heartbreak when she joins the Lewis and Clark Expedition seeking a way to the Pacific.

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Overview

In this redesigned edition of Scott O'Dell's classic novel, 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.

A young Indian woman, accompanied by her infant and cruel husband, experiences joy and heartbreak when she joins the Lewis and Clark Expedition seeking a way to the Pacific.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Once again O'Dell turns to the Native American for his subject, and in this novel he brings to life the mysterious Shoshone girl Sacagawea, interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark. Told from Sacagawea's point of view ,this is an honest, unsparing account of Indian life and the approaching whites. From the beginning, Sacagawea is calm and practical but fiercely independent; these attributes enable her to survive the succession of traumas that will prepare her for Lewis and Clark. Forced into marriage with a French trader, she is then hired with her husband by Lewis and Clark for her knowledge of the Shoshone language and lands. Sacagawea's narration of their trek often becomes unbearably agonizing as both she and her infant son are nearly killed several times. But her journey to the great sea is not only physical. It is a spiritual journey as well, as she matures in wisdom and in her love for William Clark. Finally, having been offered the white world and Clark's love, she turns away, back to her Shoshone life. This is as quiet and intriguing a re-creation as Sacagawea herself. 12-up
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Readers get to meet Sacagawea, the Shoshone Indian guide, who with her cruel husband and infant joins the Lewis and Clark expedition to the Pacific Ocean. Along the way she is briefly reunited with her brother, who helps the explorers with the provisions for their journey. Throughout, Sacagawea rises above the cruelty and humiliation at the hands of her husband and earns the respect of other members of the expedition. A fast paced and believable novel. Recipient of the Scott O'Dell Award.
School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up Those familiar with what is known of Sacagawea from mentions of her in the journals of Lewis and Clark may be troubled by O'Dell's liberal fictionalizing of the known incidents in which she figured. But translating brief, expository statements into narrative scenes and dialogue necessarily requires invention of conversations, probable motives and likely actionsand O'Dell uses all of these to move this novel along. His account centers on the period of Bird Woman's involvement with the Lewis and Clark expedition. It is a suspenseful, well-paced retelling of this remarkable, true-life adventure from 1804 to 1806. Those who wish to read other versions of this story might try Winged Moccasins Messner, 1954; o.p. by Frances Joyce Farnsworthanother fictionalized accountor Neta Lohnes Frazier's Sacajawea, The Girl Nobody Knows McKay, 1967; o.p.more expository, with citation of evidence for the possibility that Sacagawea lived until 1884 and died among her people on the Shoshone reservation in Wyoming. George Gleason, Department of English, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield
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"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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547347820
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 5/5/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 426,421
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • File size: 332 KB

Meet 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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2005

    History brought to life

    I liked the way Scott O'dell brought to life the story of Sacagawea and her experiences with Lewis and Clark. But it was also kind of sad to read, because she led such a hard life. But over all I recommend it for its historical information.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2005

    Favorite book since I was ten!

    I'm a 25 year old law student and am now buying this book for a younger sister. I hated to read until I read this book. What can I say, it started my love for education. It's a great book with an accurate dipiction of Native Americans.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2004

    An Adventure to Remember

    I was to read this book for my social studies extra credit. At first when I saw this book I thought I was just going to be reading another boring book. The reason I read this was because once I read the first few pages I just could not put it down. The hardships and the triumphs of Sacagewea along with the Captains and their crew was unbeievably captivating. I absoulutley recommend this book to anybody would like to embark on an adventure that you don't want to forget.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2004

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This book was so awsome, I literally fell out of my seat reading it :)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2000

    Fantastic story makes a wonderful book!

    This book was read to me as a fifth grade student, probably around the same time it came out. A woman with a beautiful speaking voice read it aloud to my class. It had such an impact on me at the time and was one of the best stories I had ever heard. I have been trying to remember the title of it for the past 14 years because I believe it to be a novel of romance and adventure that all young people should experience.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Um question

    This book came out on the nook in 2008 there are reviews from 2000 on here whats up with that?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2012

    started...

    I started to read it on Reading Investigations and i RLY RLY luv it so far!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2003

    I'm Lindsey a sixth grader

    the story gives good info. about the life of Sacagawea and the Lewis and Clark Expedition but also gives flavor to the story so it is not boring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2001

    awesome

    i luv this scott o dell book as well as many others. if u read alot of his indian books they all fit together to form one related story. its intresting.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2001

    THE BOOK OF THE YEAR

    This book is the greatest, I have read this book many times. It has been the best book I have ever read in my living years!! It has alot of action and sadness also. A young lady living, and surving the things that she disliked. Adventures, and fun. I liked this book, and glad to be one of whom who read this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2000

    Pretty Good, but You have to Like Historical

    This was a rather good book, but a little uninteresting. If you are thinking of buying this book as a gift don't. It is not a pleasure reading, more of a school reading book.

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