Surviving Jamestown: The Adventures of Young Sam Collier

Surviving Jamestown: The Adventures of Young Sam Collier

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by Gail Karwoski, Paul Casale
     
 

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In 1606, King James I granted a charter to a group of London businessmen known as the Virginia Company to establish an English settlement in North America. In 1607, 104 men set sail aboard three tiny ships on a voyage to a new land. What they found became the first permanent English settlement in the New World - Jamestown. Among the brave adventurers who made the

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In 1606, King James I granted a charter to a group of London businessmen known as the Virginia Company to establish an English settlement in North America. In 1607, 104 men set sail aboard three tiny ships on a voyage to a new land. What they found became the first permanent English settlement in the New World - Jamestown. Among the brave adventurers who made the journey was a young boy named Samuel Collier, the page of famed Captain John Smith. Samuel accompanied Smith on the legendary journey to meet the Algonquin leader Powhatan. Disease, famine, and continuing attacks by neighboring Algonquin Indians took a tremendous toll on the settlers. Samuel was one of the few to survive the harsh realities of the New World during the first few years of Jamestown. Based on author Gail Karwoski's careful research of the era, this fictional account portrays the struggles and successes of our country's earliest settlers, as seen through the life of a young man. Young readers will enjoy following this story of courage and survival while learning about this important period in the history of the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561457557
Publisher:
Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date:
04/01/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Gail Langer Karwoski taught third- and fourth-grade students for many years. She received a BA from the University of Massachusetts and an MA from the University of Minnesota. She lives in Georgia.

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Surviving Jamestown: The Adventures of Young Sam Collier 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this was a very good book because it is a story that is mixed with mystery and exploration. For example, it is good because it gives you an idea of what life was really like in colonial Virginia and what the colonists had to do to survive.The book is really about a boy who gets to go to the new world over the ocean. They travel through very harsh weather to get to Virginia.A lot of the people died on the journey but many of the colonists made it and moved on.I would recommend this book to kids at least ten to thirteen years of age because there is some violence that might disturb younger children.This story is kind of a long book for some people,but I would take my time to really read the book.Older people might like this book because it gives a lot of details and information.It also tells what they ate and what they used to live. From the information in this book I would recommend this book for a project of some sort.
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ACS_Book_Blogger More than 1 year ago
Review: This is an excellent informative book which I have read to my class several years to prepare them for our field trip to historic Jamestown Settlement. The adventure begins on board the Susan Constance while docked on the Thames River. She is one of three ships setting sail for the New World in the year 1606. Sam Collier is a twelve year old boy ready for an adventure. He is leaving his native England to be the page for John Smith, one of the original settlers of Jamestown, Virginia. Sam faces incredible hardships during the voyage and first several years of the settlement. The reader is given significant insight into the conflicts and difficulties which plagued this first permanent settlement. This book, an engaging adventure book which will appeal to upper elementary and middle school students, is well written and engaging while teaching history. After reading this book students will have a better understanding of the historic Jamestown time period and the bigger struggles which were a major part of the early colony. The illustrations by Paul Casale are a pleasing addition to the story and enhance its value to younger readers. (rev. A.Freeman, Grade 6 teacher) DISCLOSURE: Peachtree Publishers provided a complimentary review copy to facilitate our honest review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer.