Christopher Newport: Jamestown Explorer

Christopher Newport: Jamestown Explorer

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by Sharon Solomon, Dan Bridy
     
 

Journey to the new world with a privateer! Christopher Newport made history when he founded the first British colony in America. This biography takes young readers through Newport's exciting adventures on the high seas as a privateer-full of sword fights, pirates, exotic foods, and shipwrecks-to his landing in Jamestown.  See more details below

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Journey to the new world with a privateer! Christopher Newport made history when he founded the first British colony in America. This biography takes young readers through Newport's exciting adventures on the high seas as a privateer-full of sword fights, pirates, exotic foods, and shipwrecks-to his landing in Jamestown.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carollyne Hutter
What could be more exciting for young readers than a story of adventures on the high seas! This book captures the daring life of Captain Christopher Newport (1561-1617). Newport had many journeys, but he is best known for finding Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. The book follows Newport's life from a child in England to his many adventures, as he searches for the elusive Northwest Passage to China, survives a shipwreck in Bermuda, and hunts for spices and treasures. It shows both the excitement of Newport's life and the many difficulties he and the settlers in Jamestown faced. It also explains the navigational instruments used for the voyages. Dan Bridy's vibrant illustrations complement the text and bring to life both Newport's world and life in early Jamestown. The book closes with a handy timeline of Newport's life and a glossary of terms. It would be an excellent addition to classrooms covering early American history and the colonial period. It would also be useful to students looking for biographies on this period and those wanting to focus more on the personal side of this period. In addition, visitors to the actual site of Jamestown and the living history site near Jamestown will find the book helpful. Reviewer: Carollyne Hutter

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455617524
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/15/2013
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
470,063
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Sharon K. Solomon is a retired elementary reading specialist with more than thirty-five years of educational experience. She began writing children's books as a teacher and has continued to write a variety of children's works. Also the author of Pelican's Cathy Williams, Buffalo Soldier, Solomon is an active member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She resides in Lansdowne, Virginia, where she is a member of a local writing critique group.

Dan Bridy is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer whose career spans more than thirty-five years. He has worked for major design studios, advertising agencies, and the Rainbow Grinder, an art studio he co-founded. He has also illustrated children's books, designed murals for museums, and created fine art. An avid sports fan and music aficionado, Bridy lives with his wife, Lorraine, in Pittsburgh, where he is a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators.

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Christopher Newport: Jamestown Explorer 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very easy to read and covered all the basic facts about this explorer. ¿ I highly recommend this book for any student in middle elementary grades interested in learning more about this explorer! It is illustrated beautifully.
researchcat More than 1 year ago
Christopher Newport: Jamestown Explorer by Sharon K. Solomon, illustrated by Dan Bridy, Pelican Publishing Co., Inc., Gretna, LO, 2013. Sharon Solomon, teacher and author, has captured the accomplishments of a lesser- known figure in Colonial history. Yet this seafaring privateer had a major role in the Jamestown Colony. captain Newport located and founded Jamestown, the first permanent English colony in the New World. The author shares Newport’s personal story, his five voyages to Jamestown and how he fortified the colony with supplies and colonists. This set the stage for future colonization by England. Christopher Newport: Jamestown Explorer is well written. Sharon Solomon skillfully documented Newport’s life in this riveting biography. The colorful and dramatic illustrations by Dan Bridy show readers some of the perils and successes of Newport’s seafaring life. Bridy depicts colonial attire, the Powhatan Indians, the Jamestown settlement and so much more. The large illustrated pages beautifully combine text and illustration. Christopher Newport: Jamestown Expllorer is a valuable addition to school and public libraries, museums and homes. Middle grade students in third to fifth grades will find this book invaluable to their study of Virginia and Colonial U.S. history. Reviewed by Janis L. Silverman, teacher, author