Blood on the river James Town 1607

by Carbone, Elisa.

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Summary
Traveling to the New World in 1606 as the page to Captain John Smith, twelve-year-old orphan Samuel Collier settles in the new colony of James Town, where he must quickly learn to distinguish between friend and foe.
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"
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Additional Information
Subjects Powhatan Indians Fiction
Indians of North America Virginia Fiction
Historical Fiction
Juvenile Fiction
Jamestown (Va.) History Juvenile fiction.
Virginia History Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 Fiction.
Jamestown (Va.) History Fiction.
Electronic books.
Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Publisher New York :Penguin Young Readers Group2007
2007
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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Awards A Junior Library Guild selection.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781440684388
9781440680748
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