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Encounter (Voyager Books)

Encounter (Voyager Books)
Author: Jane Yolen
ISBN 13: 9780152013899
ISBN 10: 15201389
Edition: 1
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 1996-09-20
Format: Paperback
Pages: 32
List Price: $7.99

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.

Publishers Weekly

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 ($6, -201342-3). Ages 6-12. (Sept.)