Sunday, January 01, 2006

Karwoski, Gail Langer. Surviving Jamestown

Karwoski, Gail Langer. Surviving Jamestown. Peachtree, 2001 [1-56145-245-9]
This is historical fiction following James Collier who is a page to John Smith. The reader follows the trials and tribulations of the crossing to American, the hardships in the new colony, the clash of classes and personalities, and the shaky relationships with the native Americans. Not only is this 193 page book good story-telling but the reader learns a great deal of the Jamestown settlement and what it must have been like to be a colonist. If you school studies this period, this book is a must.

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Blogger Gail Karwoski said...

I just found your blog about my novel, "Surviving Jamestown." I'm delighted that you enjoyed it. My 2004 novel, "Quake! Disaster in San Francisco, 1906," just came out in paperback (in time for the century-anniversary of the Great Disaster). You might like this one, too. It's based on eyewitness accounts, so it's full of info about the event. - Gail Karwoski

10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

accually it is not james Collier it is Sam Collier even look in the bokk the first sentence of the first chapter

10:35 AM  

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