Blood on the river : James Town 1607

by Carbone, Elisa.

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 11 of 12 copies
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Summary
Twelve-year-old Samuel Collier is a lowly commoner on the streets of London. So when he becomes the page of Captain John Smith and boards the ship the Susan Constant, bound for the New World, he can't believe his good fortune. He's heard that gold washes ashore with every tide. But beginning with the stormy journey and his first contact with the native people, he realizes that the New World is nothing like he had ever imagined.The lush Virginia shore where they establish the colony of James Town is both beautiful and forbidding, and it's hard to know who's a friend or foe. As he learns the language of the Algonquin Indians and observes Captain Smith's wise diplomacy, Samuel begins to see that he can be whomever he wants to be in this new land.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 5-8. Following Stealing Freedom 0 (1998) and Storm Warriors 0 (2001), both set in the nineteenth century, Carbone dips further back in U.S. history to the founding of James Town. Young orphan Samuel Collier narrates from his viewpoint as Captain John Smith's page, and the gripping historical fiction reflects Carbone's heavy reliance on primary source material, which she cites in an appendix. The dense particulars of daily life may tire readers who demand high-action plots. Others, though, will be easily caught up in the meticulously drawn scenes, from the fetid ship's hold to the snowy forests where Samuel learns to hunt with Powhatan friends. The cover, showing two crouched Powhatan Indians surveying the settlement, is a puzzling choice, particularly since the British characters are the focus. Still, like Joseph Bruchac's Pocahontas 0 (2003), the text offers a view of Indian life that is far from the Disney stereotypes. An author's note offers more historical contest. A strong, visceral story of the hardship and peril settlers faced, as well as the brutal realities of colonial conquest. --Gillian Engberg Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Powhatan Indians -- Fiction.
Indians of North America -- Virginia -- Fiction.
Jamestown (Va.) -- History -- Juvenile fiction.
Virginia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Fiction.
Jamestown (Va.) -- History -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Viking,2006
Language English
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection.
Description 237 pages, 7 unnumbered pages : map ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [239-244]).
ISBN 0670060607 (hardcover : alk. paper) :
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