The Double Life of Pocahontas

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6.31 X 6.54 X 1.05 inches | 0.44 pounds
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About the Author

Jean Fritz, the Newbery Honor-winning author of Homesick, is best known for her engaging and enlightening nonfiction for young readers, including What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?, And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?, and Shh! We're Writing the Constitution. She was honored with the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature by the New York State Library Association and won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her career contribution to American children's literature.

Melissa Hughes' career began in radio, where she was a staff announcer, DJ, and voice-over artist. Working in England for many years, she starred in the BBC Radio drama Trouble Brewing, appeared in numerous plays, and created the screams for the character of Lois Lane, as well as other voices in the film Superman.


Melissa Hughes reads the story with a tone of authority and compassion for all of the characters. She enlivens Pocahontas, a girl curious about these strangers who have come to her land. The listener comes away with admiration for a young woman, a pawn of both sides, who tried to bridge two cultures.

-- "AudioFile"

Hughes speaks in a crisp, mature voice. Her recitation is similar to that of a teacher who is comfortable reading books aloud to her class: never flashy yet never boring. An excellent choice for libraries anticipating demand for Jamestown titles.

-- "Library Journal (audio review)"

Buoyant and affecting.

-- "Kirkus Reviews"