This book deals with one of the most dramatic and moving episodes in our history.
It tells of a band of adventures who set out from England ad landed four months later in the New World. Despite disappointments and failures that would have discouraged less gallant men, they remained to build Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the New World.
Here is the story of shipwrecked colonist who lived a Robinson Crusoe existence on the island of Bermuda until they were able to build small boats to carry them to Virginia. Here is the mystery of the "lost colony" that vanished, leaving no clue but the strange word "Croatan" carved on a tree. Here is the horror of a massacre by Indians who were angered and terrified by Jamestown's growth. And here is the romantic history of Pocahontas, the Indian Princess who saved the life of Captain John Smith.
Marie Lawson has brought the people of the colony as vividly to life as if she had been there with them.
Most boys and girls in Grade 6 can read this book themselves. Those in Grades 5 to 9 with fill it of compelling interest from beginning to end.
From the dust jacket
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