Gr 4-6-A well-researched, readable, no-frills introduction to the history of the first permanent English settlement in America, useful for reports. The facts are straightforward and chronologically presented, and the authors are careful to say what is unknown or conjecture. "FYInfo" pages present more details on topics such as The Virginia Company and Pocahontas. The Native American point of view is included but limited. The book design is utilitarian. Only two small maps are included, and neither one shows Virginia in relation to the whole country or to Europe. The other illustrations are stock images and drawings. This title is aimed at a slightly older audience than MaryLee Knowlton and Janet Riehecky's The Settling of Jamestown (Gareth Stevens, 2002), Elaine Landau's Explore Colonial Jamestown (Enslow, 2006), and Daniel Rosen's New Beginnings: Jamestown and the Virginia Colony, 1607-1699 (National Geographic, 2005).-Lucinda Snyder Whitehurst, St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.