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Roanoke Colony : The Lost Colony : an Unsolved Mystery from History (School And Library) (Jane Yolen &

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In 1587 John White was chosen by Sir Walter Raleigh to lead a new colony at Roanoke off the Atlantic coast. After bringing many men, women, and children to the new land, White went back to England to gather supplies for the long winter. But when he finally returned to the fort almost three years later, he found that all of the colonists had vanished. The only signs of life left were the letters CRO carved into a tree and the word CROATOAN carved into one of the fort's posts. Some people think that the Spanish army captured the colonists; some people think that the local native people murdered them; others think that the colonists went off to live with the native people and start a new life. Still others think that the colonists tried to sail home to England and were lost at sea. No one knows for sure.
Become a detective as you read this true story, study the clues, and try to figure out the fate of the lost colony of Roanoke. The Unsolved Mystery from History series is written by acclaimed author Jane Yolen and former private investigator Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple. Read carefully and check your clues. You might be the first to solve a puzzle that has baffled people for years.
Poet, novelist, storyteller, and picture-book author Jane Yolen has won five awards for her body of work in children's literature: the Regina Medal, the Kerlan Award, the Keene State Award, the Boston Public Library's Literary Lights for Children Award, and the Anna V. Zarrow Award. Her many books include Owl Moon, which won the Caldecott Medal, Moon Ball, and Where Have the Unicorns Gone? Her daughter, Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple, has worked as a parole officer and a private investigator, and wrote Meet the Monsters with Jane Yolen. The two also collaborated on The Wolf Girls: An Unsolved Mystery from History and The Mary Celeste: An Unsolved Mystery from History.

Jane and Heidi both live in Hatfield, Massachusetts. Visit the authors at www.JaneYolen.com and www.HeidiStemple.com

Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: History Mystery
Format: Library
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Jane Yolen & Heidi E. Y. Stemple
Language: English
Street Date: July 1, 2003
TCIN: 11392048
UPC: 9780689823213
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-4107
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