Girl of the Shining Mountains by Peter Roop
Sacagawea's Story

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Sacagawea describes how, at the age of sixteen, she becomes part of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and serves as their interpreter and guide, surviving many dangerous adventures on their trek through the wilderness.
 

About Peter Roop

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Peter Roop is a Wisconsin State Teacher of the Year, and has been a writer of children's books for over 25 years. He has written extensively for Cricket and Cobblestone Magazines. He currently writes and speaks full-time. Last year he talked with over 50,000 students, presenting over 800 workshops for students, educators and writers in 26 states. Together with his wife, Peter has written 60 children's books ranging from historical fiction to nonfiction. Seven of their books are "Reading Rainbow" books, including Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie, a Feature Book. Their books have received recognition from the National Association of Science Teachers, National Council of Teachers of English, the Children's Book Council, and the American Library Association. They have also received Wisconsin's Laura Ingalls Wilder Book Award. Connie Roop is a high school environmental science teacher, and a recipient of the Women Leaders in Education Award from the American Association of University Women and a Kohl Education Foundation Award for Exceptional Teaching. In 1997 and 1998 she led groups of students to Belize to study the rainforest. Together with her husband, Connie has written 60 children's books ranging from historical fiction to nonfiction. Seven of their books are "Reading Rainbow" books, including Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie, a Feature Book. Their books have received recognition from the National Association of Science Teachers, National Council of Teachers of English, the Children's Book Council, and the American Library Association. They have also received Wisconsin's Laura Ingalls Wilder Book Award. Emily Jenkins is the author of Invisible Inkling and The Whoopie Pie War, the first and third books in the series featuring Hank and Inkling. She has also written the chapter books Toys Go Out, Toy Dance Party, and Toys Go Home, plus a lot of picture books, including The Little Bit Scary People, That New Animal, and Five Creatures. She has worn the same butterfly costume for the past nine Halloweens, and if she has an invisible friend--she's not telling.Harry Bliss is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Diary of a Fly, Diary of a Worm, and Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin; A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech; Which Would You Rather Be? by William Steig; and Invisible Inkling and The Whoopie Pie War. He is also an award-winning, internationally syndicated cartoonist and cover artist for the New Yorker magazine. Harry Bliss lives in Vermont.
 
Published October 15, 1999 by Disney-Hyperion. 192 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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The authors of Off the Map: The Journals of Lewis and Clark return to the story of those explorers' famous expedition, this time imagining the point of view of Sacagawea, Lewis and Clark's Shoshoni gu

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The Roops (Girl of the Shining Mountains: Sacagawea's Story) deftly winnow history for details that will delight and fascinate young readers, from a pet duck who falls overboard to descriptions of food (hardtack biscuits had to be tapped on the table until the weevils fell out), shipboard acciden...

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The authors of Off the Map: The Journals of Lewis and Clark return to the story of those explorers' famous expedition, this time imagining the point of view of Sacagawea, Lewis and Clark's Shoshoni guide.

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