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Item - The Legend of Hiawatha


Series: Time Traveler — no. 2
Translated Into: La leyenda de Hiawatha (Spanish)
Author: Gaskin, Carol
Illustrators: Palencar, John (cover)
Ortiz, José (interior)
Date: November, 1986
ISBN: 0553154508 / 9780553154504
Length: 80 pages (plus instructions and data)
Number of Endings: 1
User Summary: You must witness the founding of the Iroquois League of Five Nations and bring back a wampum bead to prove it.
Demian's Thoughts: It is from this book that I learned, quite early on, that a young time traveler armed only with a pumpkin can easily defeat a powerful Mohawk warrior. Interesting. I also learned that the series editor wasn't paying a lot of attention with regard to redundancy -- this book features a short trip to the Boston Tea Party very similar to a scene in the previous adventure! These bits of silliness aside, though, it's not a bad book. The choices are more interesting than usual for the series, and while I wouldn't want to vouch for its historical accuracy without doing quite a bit of research first, it does manage to throw some interesting tidbits about Iroquois life into its storyline. It also has a more fantastic feel than I would have expected -- if you feel that these books are too dry and reality-based (which I don't... but some might), this could well be a good one to try.

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