Jamestown

by McNeese, Tim.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 973.2 M23
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 973.2 M23
 
 
Summary
In 1607, American Indians, hidden along the banks of a Virginia river, watched as three boats filled with bearded strangers sailed upstream. For more than a century, the Spanish had been busy establishing an empire in the New World, far to the south. Meanwhile, other Europeans began launching their own colonial efforts in lands that for many centuries had been home to tens of thousands of Native Americans. These newly arrived strangers riding upstream were Englishmen, ready to take great risks in the name of their king as they reached the unknown shores of what is today Chesapeake Bay. They would settle on an island in a river they named for their king - James. Just in time to celebrate the 400th anniversary of its settlement, ""Jamestown"" treats students to a fully illustrated and highly readable history of the first permanent English colony in North America.
Contents
The arrival of strangers
A New World rivalry
A toehold in North America
Bound for the New World
Settlement and exploration
Trials and errors
The starving time
A future in tobacco
The end of an era.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: ""From the Colonial Settlements in America series, this book discusses the first permanent English settlement in North America, Jamestown. Unlike many other books on the topic, it does not open with affairs in England or with a retelling of the Lost Colony story (though these appear in a later chapter) but rather with Native Americans watching the approach of strangers up the Powhatan River (now known as the James) in 1607. The book presents information about the colony at Jamestown, particularly its leadership and the hardships that almost led to its abandonment. The illustrations, some in color, include period prints and paintings. A chronology, source notes, and lists of books and Internet sites are appended. Students looking for a more detailed account of the colony's early years will find it in Michael L. Cooper's informative Jamestown, 1607 (2007). Still, tracing the history of Jamestown through the end of the 1600s, McNeese's book provides a longer view of the colony's history."--"Phelan, Carolyn" Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Colonial settlements in America.
Subjects Jamestown (Va.) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Virginia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Juvenile literature.
Jamestown (Va.) -- History.
Virginia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Publisher New York :Chelsea House,2007
Audience Grades 7-8.
Language English
Description 111 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 104-106) and index.
ISBN 0791093352 (hardcover)
9780791093351 (hardcover)
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