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Carbone, Elisa.
BLOOD ON THE RIVER
New York : Viking, 2006
IL 5-8, RL 4.8
ISBN 0670060607
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This is the story of the Jamestown colony, told by Captain John Smithís young page. Samuel Collier comes from the streets of London and relies only on himself. He is an orphan and a thief with no future. Samuel is thrilled when he finds himself onboard the ship, The Susan Constant, headed for the New World. After a stormy voyage, what they find there is not the land of gold they expected. They begin a hard, grueling life. From a mysterious summer disease to learning to communicate and live with the native people, Samuel must learn to work with others - and cooperate- if they are all to survive. Join Samuel Collier as he becomes one of the original Jamestown settlers in 1607.  (Pennsylvania Young Readerís Choice Awards nominee, 2008-2009)
SUBJECTS: Jamestown (Va.) -- History -- Fiction.
                    Virginia -- History -- Fiction.
                    Powhatan Indians -- Fiction.
                    Indians of North America -- Virginia -- Fiction.
                    Historical fiction.

 
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