Encounter by Jane Yolen

Encounter

byJane YolenIllustratorDavid Shannon

Paperback | February 1, 2001

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When Christopher Columbus landed on the island of San Salvador in 1492, what he discovered were the Taino Indians. Told from a young Taino boy's point of view, this is a story of how the boy tried to warn his people against welcoming the strangers, who seemed more interested in golden ornaments than friendship. Years later the boy, now an old man, looks back at the destruction of his people and their culture by the colonizers.

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Jane Yolen is a highly acclaimed author who has written hundreds of books for children and adults and has won numerous awards. She and her husband divide their time between Massachussetts and Scotland. Visit her at janeyolen.com and on Twitter at @JaneYolen. DAVID SHANNON is the illustrator of many popular pictu...
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Title:EncounterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 9 × 0.15 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:015201389X

ISBN - 13:9780152013899

Appropriate for ages: 6

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When Christopher Columbus landed on the island of San Salvador in 1492, he discovered the Taino Indians. Told from a young Taino boy's point of view, this story traces how the youth tries to warn his people against welcoming the strangers, who seem more interested in golden treasures than friendship. "Superlative storytelling".--Publisher's Weekly. Picture book.

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PW's starred review described this "stirring" book as a look at the dark underside of Christopher Columbus's adventure. "The message is blunt but the language in which it is couched is vintage Yolen, lyrical and impassioned. Shannon's visionary style is an ideal complement." Also available in a Spanish-language edition, Encuentro. Ages 6-12.