Streams to the River, River to the Sea
The original work, Streams to the River, River to the Sea, was published in 1986 by Houghton Mifflin. (See top cover artwork.) To purchase a hardcover edition of the 1970 book, click here.
The paperback edition was published by Houghton Mifflin. (See bottom cover artwork.) To purchase the paperback edition, click here.
No woman in all of our history has captured the imagination like the young Shoshone girl Sacagawea, who served as in interpreter and often as a guide for Lewis and Clark on their famous expedition into our uncharted West. She exists in the journals and narratives of that legendary search as a shadow, valued for her knowledge of the languages, the country, and the customs of her people, but always as a shadow and a stranger. In this novel, Sacagawea comes to life and gives us an exciting new perspective on this heroine of an American saga. Her story begins on an early evening in late summer when she was captured by the Minnetarees and taken away from her family and everything she knew. From that moment on, her life changes dramatically. Her fate leads her to Lewis and Clark, but especially to Captain Clark, a man she begins to love--a dangerous emotion on the perilous journey to the Pacific Ocean.
From the Reviews:
"Sacagawea is captivating. A satisfying historical chronicle."
- Kirkus Reviews
"A suspenseful, well-paced retelling of this remarkable, true-life adventure ..."
- Library Journal
- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Streams to the River, River to the Sea's Awards
Parents' Choice Award, 1986
Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, 1987
Washington Irving Children's Choice Book Award Nominee, 1987
Georgia Children's Book Award Nominee, 1988/89