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Blood on the river : James Town 1607 / Elisa Carbone.

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General Note: Accelerated Reader AR 5.3 7.0
Nutmeg Award Nominee, Intermediate, 2009.
A Junior Library Guild selection.
Nutmeg Award Nominee 2009
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [239-244]).
Summary, etc.: 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.
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5-8 Follett Library Resources
4.8 Follett Library Resources
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR 5.3 7.0
Awards Note:
Nutmeg Award Nominee, Intermediate, 2009.
A Junior Library Guild selection.
Nutmeg Award Nominee 2009
Subject: Powhatan Indians Fiction
Indians of North America Virginia Fiction
Powhatan Indians Fiction
Indians of North America Virginia Fiction
Jamestown (Va.) History Juvenile fiction
Virginia History Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 Fiction
Jamestown (Va.) History Fiction
Virginia History Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 Fiction

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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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Gr 5-7-After attempting to steal back a necklace that belonged to his deceased mother, Samuel Collier is sent to an orphanage run by Reverend Hunt. The 11-year-old joins him on a journey to the New World, serving as a page to Captain John Smith. Samuel's account of the voyage to Virginia, political intrigues among the settlers, and the harrowing first winter of the James Town settlement brings to life figures like Smith, Powhatan, and Pocahontas. Details about food and daily life add realism to the story, and quotes from historical sources begin each chapter. This Samuel is more conflicted than the one in Gail Langer Karwoski's Surviving Jamestown: The Adventures of Young Sam Collier (Peachtree, 2001). His initial selfishness changes as he responds to the reverend, to Smith, and to his new friends. His time in an Indian village and his changing perspectives on the Natives add interest to the story and depth to his character. While the opening chapters move slowly, the pace picks up as Samuel reaches Virginia. This title is a good choice for a tie-in with the 400th anniversary celebrations of Jamestown in 2007.-Beth L. Meister, Pleasant View Elementary School, Franklin, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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