Blood on the river : James Town 1607 by Carbone, Elisa (#19557U0)


Blood on the river : James Town 1607

by Carbone, Elisa
Paperback (mass market) Puffin Books, 2007


From the Publisher
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.
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Product Details
  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Publication Date: September 20, 2007
  • Format: Paperback (mass market)
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 237 pages : map ; 20 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-14-240932-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-14-240932-9
  • Follett Number: 19557U0
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 4.8
  • ATOS Book Level: 5.3
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 7
  • AR Quiz: 106127EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 4.8
  • Reading Counts Points: 13
  • Lexile: 820L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: W