Meet Kaya: An American Girl (American Girls Collection Series: Kaya #1)

Meet Kaya: An American Girl (American Girls Collection Series: Kaya #1)

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ISBN-13: 9781584854234
Publisher: American Girl Publishing
Publication date: 07/28/2003
Series: American Girl Collection Series: Kaya , #1
Pages: 76
Product dimensions: 6.16(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.26(d)
Lexile: 650L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Kaya's Family and Friends
Chapter 1Let's Race!1
Chapter 2Switchings!17
Chapter 3Courtship Dance37
Chapter 4Rescued from the River52
Looking Back61
Glossary of Nez Perce Words70

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Meet Kaya: An American Girl 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
Let's step back in time to 1764. Open the door and look into the past. We go back to a time when Native Americans lived by hunting and gathering to acquire daily food. In this novel we meet Kaya and her family {including her father (Toe-Ta); her mother (Eetsa); her older sister (Brown Deer); her younger twin brothers (Wing Feather & Sparrow); her father's parents (Kalutsa & Aalah); Speaking Rain; Steps High (her horse); Raven and Fox Tail}. Kaya learns many lessons in this well developed and intriguing storyline; in the storyline is the 1805 Lewis & Clark expedition. In the section titled "Looking Back 1764, A Peek Into The Past" readers will learn fascinating facts about the Nez Perce Indians and their lives. This section is rich with culture, traditions, and history. All of this is between the covers of "Meet Kaya: An American Girl 1764", the first book in the Kaya series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think 'Meet Kaya' is great! It was one of the first American Girl books that I've read. I read it in first grade, but didn't really understand becuse I had no background knowledge on Native Americans. But I reread it during the summer of 2nd grade and guess what...? I understood it! I love American Girl so I have almost all the books except the Julie series, some be your best books, and the brand-new books. I read at least 1 of them each day. They are so great that I've read each of them about 5 times! That's why I gave it 5 stars: American Girl Rocks! I hope you read the American Girl series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Are you a girl who is interested in learing about the history of Native Americans? Well if you are, this book is perfect for you! It's about a Nez Perce girl named Kaya, growing up in 1764. Kaya has a strong spirit and a good heart growing up so long ago. Meet Kaya was the first American Girl book i had ever read, and I just love it!
RebeccaStevens on LibraryThing 17 days ago
This is one of a series of books about American Girls. This book is about a Native American girl named Kaya. It tells about her life, family, chores, hopes and dreams. Her sister is blind so Kaya helps her. She has a pony that she loves to race.I read this book aloud to my daughter. It was barely in her reading level, but by the time we finished, she was excited enough to work on the next books in the series. I enjoyed the glimpses of "Indian" life.This book would work well in an historical theme about Native Americans. It also would work well in a multi-cultural theme. Since it is part of a series, it gives the interested reader more books to enjoy about the same character. There is a doll available that matches the character in the book, so the teacher could set up a thematic display if desired.
the1butterfly on LibraryThing 17 days ago
This book is also part of my classroom library. Kaya is a Nez Pierce Native American Girl who loves her horse. She also has a habit of boasting. When boasting gets her racing and makes her forget about her little brothers, she and the other children are punished, and they nickname her magpie. She gets past the nickname by rescueing her blind sister, Speaking Rain, from the river.
al04 on LibraryThing 17 days ago
This Historical fiction series is a great way for young readers to learn about history with characters that most interest them. The details about Maya's life are very realistic to what an Indian girl would deal with such as bathing in the stream water every morning and learning to become friends with nature but the characters are not real. The introduction, climax and conclusion were excellent leaving the plot to be rated highly. The story kept the reader interested by leaving them hanging at the end of each chapter. Each section was separated clearly and the illustrations gave more detail to what the author was discussing.
rheasly on LibraryThing 17 days ago
The tale of family and friendship told in this book is nothing particularly revolutionary. It is a fine story, and brings readers into the world of the Nez Perce in 1764. It is informative, with an "appendix" at the end that talks about the history of the Nez Perce, which is highlighted with photographs. The story is also filled out nicely with pictures that can help readers visualize specific events. Meet Kaya is a great way to help readers begin to think about how important history is. It is also a great opener to talking about how different people live. Age 8-13. Some words and concepts having to do with Nez Perce language make this a read that might be harder for some in this age range. Also, this book is the first in a series which is great for anyone that becomes enthralled with this book.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing 17 days ago
Kaya is a Nez Pierce Native American Girl who loves her horse. She also has a habit of boasting. When boasting gets her racing and makes her forget about her little brothers, she and the other children are punished, and they nickname her magpie. She gets past the nickname by rescueing her blind sister, Speaking Rain, from the river.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i read it i wanted to read it over and over, i highly recomed this book:-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever *kisses nook* Ppl should rlly read this book. If u love amarican girls u should rlly get the other ones!!!!!!!! ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand ,post this on three diffrent books,and look under your pillow:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I realy liked this book with all of the details.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gooooooood book i got the whole series in books at barns and noble. It was for like $12:) that is wap
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsume you that said it sucks whatever. you have to love this thing. Kaya :) luv it :) :) :) :) :) its not :( its :)
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Kaya is my favorate American Girl. She is different from the others, being an Indian, or Native American. Kaya, or kayatonmy, as her full name is, is a lively New Perce girl, who loves horses and all animals and hopes to be a warrior women like Swan Circling, her hero. I like Kaya because shes different. My favorate kaya book is Kayas escape. I hated it when I grew to old to be reading American Girl books! I have five american girl dolls, Samantha, Nellie, who used to be my favorate, Felicity, who was given to me by my neighbor, my own american girl doll Nature, and Kirsten. So I hope you enjoy the American girl books!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love all all the other books in american girl series, i thought kaya seemed hard for the age group it was recommanded for. but i did how ever enjoy it. but i dont think a 7yr old would follow especially the look in the past.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was incredible. Meet Kaya educational and fun at the same time. I really recamend this book for kids of all ages. When I read Meet Kaya I felt like I was inside her world. That is why I give Meet Kaya 5 stars. If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got the Kaya Boxed set on Christmas, but just started reading it this summer. I think they were all worth 5 stars! Meet Kaya starts out with Kaya watching her mischivous twin brothers Wing Feather and Sparrow. Her father says that her hourse Steps High Isn't ready to race yet. But when a rude boy makes fun of Steps High and challenges Kaya to race.Kaya can't help but to except the challenge, but when she gets back And has to find her Brothers. She has to face all the children being whiped by the whipwomen for her terible mistake, and not to mention a nickname the children will never let her forget.A must read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've loved the American Girl series since the beginning, and with Kaya the series takes on a completely new dimension. Not only do we get a great story, but we get to learn about a different and wonderful culture that makes Kaya, in my mind, my favorite American Girl of all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome! ~giggles~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You who said im not paying $7 its $5.99
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I llike kaya and american girl but this is ridic!!! Almost 7$ for an E BOOK!!!! For 7$ you can buy the actual book!!! Its a short book, like 50 pages, and its not worth it!!! Here american girl goes again, only caring about how much money they get. WELL IM NOT PAYING SEVEN DOLLARS FOR THIS BOOK