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Our Strange New Land: Elizabeth's Diary - Jamestown, Virginia 1609

Our Strange New Land: Elizabeth's Diary - Jamestown, Virginia 1609

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by Patricia Hermes

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Award-winning author Pat Hermes tells the story of Elizabeth Barker, whose family sails from Plymouth, England, to Jamestown, Virginia, in 1609. This book helps to relaunch the My America series.

In May 1607, 3 ships sailed up the James River in Virginia. In the riverbank marshes, they made land and hung the flag--England's flag--establishing the first permanent

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Our Strange New Land 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Our Strange New Land is a great book! I really enjoyed this book. It is about a young girl, trying to live in Jamestown. Her brother, Caleb, was left in England because of his lungs. I would definitely recomend this book to anybody that loves history! =]
Guest More than 1 year ago
When Elizabeth moves from England to Jamestown to discover a new world that should be amazing. But little does she know that this new land is a very hard place to live. Her brother doesn't make it on the same ship as her. Elizabeth makes new friends, and her mother has to face childbirth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Even though i got it when i was younger, I stil love Elizabeth and everyone. It is such good writing and is so real. I really like the book and however many times as I read it, i never get tired of it. It will be a favorite of mine for a long time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We picked up the three Elizabeth's Jamestown Colony Diary books in the gift shop while visiting Jamestown, VA. My eight year old daughter had been an extremely reluctant reader until she started book one, Our Strange New Land. She couldn't put the books down, even reading in the car and instead of watching TV!! She's actually upset that there are only three books in the series!! I highly recommend these books to encourage the joy of reading as well as for the historical perspective they provide our children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a story about a young girl named Elizabth who journeys to Jamestown, Virginia with her family for a better life. She is sad that they had to leave Caleb, her twin brother at home, but quickly makes an new friend named Jessie. They quickly learn how bad the fort is with sickness and loss of food. They must learn many new things some sad and some good. She looks foward to the sping when Caleb is to join them in Jamestown! A good book for 8-12 year olds!