The Legend of Blue Jacket by Michael P. Spradlin

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He was only sixteen when the Shawnee Indians took him from his home. But he wasn't captured. He went willingly. And, after many years of proving his bravery in battle against the colonists, he was named war chief of the Shawnee. His name was Blue Jacket.

Here, told in riveting narrative and stunning, historically accurate illustrations, is the incredible story of a white boy who spent the first sixteen years of his life among white settlers and the rest of his life fighting them.


About Michael P. Spradlin

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Michael P. Spradlin is the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Zombies" and "Every Zombie Eats Somebody Sometime", as well as several children's picture books, the novels and manga volumes in the Spy Goddess series, and the Youngest Templar novels. He lives in Michigan with his family. Ronald Himler was born in Cleveland Ohio, and attended the Cleveland Institute of Art, where he majored in painting and illustration. After graduation he attended the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He worked for a number of years at professionally related jobs in the arts, before traveling extensively in Europe. Once there, he conducted independent research at the major museums, including the Louvre in Paris, the Uffizi gallery in Florence, and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. In 1972 he illustrated his first children's book, Glad Day and Other Classical Poems for Children. In 1976 he authored and illustrated The Girl on the Yellow Giraffe. In 1979 he authored and illustrated Wake Up Jeremiah, and co-authored and illustrated Little Owl, Keeper of the Trees. He went on to illustrate more then 100 picture books for children, and has painted hundreds of book covers for young adult novels which are displayed in bookstores and libraries across the nation. He has won the Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators, the Illustrator of the Year from the Arizona Library Association, The Christopher Award, the Parents Choice Gold Award. He was named a Reading Rainbow Selection, an ALA Notable Childrens Books, a Best Western Book Cover Art Finalist from the Western Writers of America, a Merit Citation from the Society of Illustrators, a Golden Sower Award Nominee, a Blue Bonnet Nominee and a Junior Literary Guild Selection. Himler has also won a Childrens Book Council Award, a Top Hand Award, a Childrens Choice Award from the International Reading Association, Best Childrens Book of the Year Award from the School Library Journal, New York State Charlotte Award Nominee, a Texas Blue Bonnet Award, a Colorado Childrens Book Award Nominee, a Maryland Blackeyed Susan Picture Book Award, and a Washington Childrens Choice Picture Book Award Ballot. Himler's books have been named a Notable Childrens Trade Book in Social Studies, a Books for Brotherhood from the National Council of Christians and Jews, a Children's Reviewers Choice from Book List, a Best Books of the Year Selection from the New York Public Library, a Notable Trade Book in the Language Arts, a Pick of the Lists from American Booksellers, a Junior Library Guild Selection, a Hornbook-Fanfare Selection, a Book List, Editor's Choice, a California Childrens Book Awards Selection, a Childrens Book of the Month Club Selection, and an Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children.
Published October 22, 2002 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books.

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Using as much evidence as he could gather, and using first-hand anecdotal reports of similar experiences, Spradlin has written a first-person, memoir-like tale of what he believes may have been the life of Blue Jacket.

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