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Blood on the River: James Town, 1607
Contributor(s): Carbone, Elisa (Author)

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ISBN: 0142409324     ISBN-13: 9780142409329
Publisher: Puffin Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: November 2007
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Annotation: When 12-year-old Samuel Collier boards a ship bound for the New World, he can't believe his good fortune. Collier learns he can be whomever he wants in the New World settlement of Jamestown. A "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Historical - United States - Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure - General
Dewey: FIC
Age Level: 10-13
Grade Level: 5-8
Lexile Measure: 820(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.7" H x 5" W x 7.6" (0.45 lbs) 237 pages
Themes:
- Chronological Period - 17th Century
- Geographic Orientation - Virginia
Features: Ikids, Maps, Price on Product, Price on Product - Canadian
Awards: Grand Canyon Reader Award, Nominee, Intermediate, 2009
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 106127
Reading Level: 5.3   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 7.0
 
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Publisher Description:
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 cant believe his good fortune. Hes 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 its hard to know whos a friend or foe. As he learns the language of the Algonquian Indians and observes Captain Smiths wise diplomacy, Samuel begins to see that he can be whomever he wants to be in this new land.
 
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