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Roanoke : the lost colony

by Levy, Janey,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 975.6 L57
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 975.6 L57
 
 
Summary
Once John White stepped onto Roanoke Island in 1590, he discovered the English colony he had helped found 3 years earlier completely abandoned. Only two clues hinted at what might have happened. CRO was carved into a tree, and CROATOAN was etched into a post. Many explanations of the colony's fate have since been proposed. Young historians will be engrossed by the full account of the settlement of the Roanoke colony as well as the theories of what happened to the settlers. They'll learn much about the colonial period, Native Americans, and one of the great mysteries of American history.
Contents
Gone
History of Roanoke Island colonies
Natural disaster?
Went to live with Indians?
Victims of violence?
Moved to secret fort?
Sabotage?
Modern searches
An unsolved mystery.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The History's Mysteries series offers short presentations on historical topics where the facts are unknown, disputed, or subject to different interpretations. Each short chapter (two, four, or six pages in length) introduces a different topic. The many color illustrations, mainly photos in some volumes, but augmented with period paintings, prints, and maps in others, show up well on the glossy pages. Short sidebars appear throughout the book, providing additional facts as well as conjectures. In addition to relating the mystery of the Lost Colony and possible solutions, Roanoke comments on another tragedy, the dwindling of the Native American population in North Carolina in the centuries following European contact. While the books' conclusions are reasonable, they leave some wiggle room for readers who choose to ignore reason.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series History's mysteries (New York, N.Y.)
Subjects Roanoke Colony -- Juvenile literature.
Roanoke Island (N.C.) -- History -- 16th century -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York, NY :2015
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 32 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
ISBN 9781482420999
1482420996
9781482420982
1482420988
9781482420975
148242097X
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