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Blood on the River : James Town, 1607 (Reprint) (Paperback) (Elisa Lynn Carbone)
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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 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 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 Algonquian 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.
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. Reprint.
Number of Pages: 2377
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Elisa Lynn Carbone
Street Date: September 20, 2007
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-4392