Pocahontas by Loic Locatelli-kournwskyPocahontas by Loic Locatelli-kournwsky


byLoic Locatelli-kournwsky

Hardcover | September 13, 2016

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Pocahontas, daughter of Chief Powhatan, has been promised to her betrothed, Kokum, according to custom. At that very moment, three British ships arrive on the coast of America.

It is 1607, and the life of Pocahontas—like the fate of the entire American continent—is about to change dramatically. With her great love of freedom—as well as her belief in understanding and tolerance between the two peoples—and by defying her father’s taboos, Pocahontas forges a relationship with the British colonists who have just disembarked. She secretly provides them with food and saves the life of the handsome Captain Smith . . . and falls madly in love.

Set in pre-colonial America, this dynamic new graphic novel evokes the end of a way of life against the backdrop of territorial and amorous rivalries.
Sandra Smith is the translator of all twelve novels by Irène Némirovsky; a new translation of Camus’ L’Etranger (The Outsider, Penguin UK); and The Necklace and Other Stories: Maupassant for Modern Times (Liveright). Her translation of Némirovsky’s Suite Française won the French-American Foundation and Florence Gould Foundation Transla...
Title:PocahontasFormat:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 11.3 × 8.7 × 0.58 inPublished:September 13, 2016Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1681772175

ISBN - 13:9781681772172

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Promoting Stereotypes and false facts The art is beautiful however the story is very flawed. I was excited to read a retelling of the history of Pocahontas however this one was very poorly done and left a sour taste in my mouth. It played with the facts making it seem as if John Smith were rescuing her from her "savage" tribe, showing the colonialists as innocent victims of violence.I thought that it would mention Pocahontas' kidnapping and the lies she was told about her father having sold her, as well as her sadness in Britain about being kept from her people but none of that was shown. The story we got was a whitewashed trip through poorly researched and poorly represented history. The Art is beautiful but that's not enough.
Date published: 2017-04-25

Editorial Reviews

A gorgeous and vividly illustrated historical romance about the titular Native American legend. — Library JournalUnlike Disney’s focus on the more romantic and mythic elements of Pocahontas’ relationship with Captain John Smith, this version of the story depicts a young woman not acting out of love, but instead preventing an execution that she believes to be morally wrong. The art by Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky balances simple and easy-to-read character designs with detailed environments and costumes. — The QuietusThis gorgeous volume that retells this story from pre-colonial America is intelligently written and page after page full of vividly individualistic artwork that is a marvel to read and enjoy whether you know the details of the tale or not. Poetic and energetic. — BookgasmHere is a story that will greatly resonate with anyone struggling with issues of Otherness. Spirited and quite informative. — Comics GrinderThis version of Pocahontas’s history is effective in highlighting a sense of displacement with both her tribe and the English. All parties are refreshingly dimensional—there are good and bad characters in both camps. Hatched shadows are used to add atmosphere and highlight characters from backgrounds. Many panes wordlessly illustrate transitions in Pocahontas’s life entirely through expressions and body language—dialogue is unnecessary. — HIstorical Novels Review