Jamestown -- fiction

Dark Enough to See Stars in a Jamestown Sky

By Connie Lapallo

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Few women and children sailed to Jamestown in 1609. But to Joan, prosperous Virginia sounded promising. Even when she was forced to leave a daughter behind. Even that Joan could bear. But then came the hurricane, the Starving Time, the Indian Wars...
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Argall: The True Story of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith

By William T. Vollmann

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True story or not, William the Blind's recounting in very nearly Elizabethan English of a version of the Jamestown story is fascinating reading. While not to be taken as a straight history, its rather cynical play on familar characters and situations sounded in an Elizabethan cadence is intriguing.

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A Durable Fire

By Virginia Bernhard

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In 1609, new bride Temperance Yardley and her husband set sail for Jamestown--on separate ships. Disaster strikes the convoy, leaving Temperance to fend for herself in the starving colony. Includes appearances by Powhatan and his warriors.

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Blood on the River: James Town, 1607

By Elisa Carbone

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Traveling to the New World in 1606 as the page to Captain John Smith, twelve-year-old orphan Samuel Collier settles in the new colony of James Town, where he must quickly learn to distinguish between friend and foe.

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Shadows in the Glasshouse

By Megan McDonald

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While working as an indentured servant for a Jamestown glassmaker in 1621, twelve-year-old Merry uncovers a case of sabotage.

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Surviving Jamestown: The Adventures of Young Sam Collier

By Gail Langer Karwoski

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Sam Collier, a twelve-year-old, serves as page to John Smith during the relentless hardship experienced by the founders at the first permanent English settlement in the New World.

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

By Patricia Hermes

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Nine-year-old Elizabeth keeps a journal of her experiences in the New World as she encounters Indians, suffers hunger and the death of friends, and helps her father build their first home.

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