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Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 8W5.3n/a
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 ship the Susan Constant, bound for the New World, he can’t believe his good fortune. He’s 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 had ever imagined.The lush Virginia shore where they establish the colony of James Town is both beautiful and forbidding, and it’s hard to know who’s a friend or foe. As he learns the language of the Algonquin Indians and observes Captain Smith’s wise diplomacy, Samuel begins to see that he can be whomever he wants to be in this new land.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published on May 4, 2006 by Viking Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0670060607
ISBN-13: 9780670060603
12 Book Reviews
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  • LThursday, July 19, 2018 at 3:23 pm
    This was probably one of the best books I have ever read in my life
    • anajas1
      anajas1Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 11:48 am55 stars
      This is probably one of the bet books i've ever read. My teacher read this to us when I was in fifth grades and I loved it. It is about a commoner named Samuel Collin and it is A TRUE STORY! I absolutely loved this book!
      • CeceFriday, November 3, 2017 at 9:58 am
        Awesome book
        • springchick114
          springchick114Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 2:36 pm55 stars
          This is one of the most interesting books I have ever read! There are some innapropriate parts, like in page 198 and 199, but besides that, I REALLY RECCOMEND!
          • naomi adachieTuesday, March 21, 2017 at 11:49 am
            my teacher made us read this book it is so interesting omg
            • kitten7260
              kitten7260Friday, December 2, 2016 at 4:13 am44 stars
              This book is good but also a little gory. It makes you feel uncomfortable a little but overall it is really great when you read this book.
              • kitten7260
                kitten7260Friday, December 2, 2016 at 4:14 am44 stars
                I would give four stars
              • tatiannacreager
                tatiannacreagerFriday, December 11, 2015 at 9:40 am33 stars
                very nice book lets you know about jamestown and how they surived
                • kitten7260
                  kitten7260Friday, December 2, 2016 at 4:14 am44 stars
                  Why only three stars?
                • danoobking
                  danoobkingFriday, June 13, 2014 at 9:14 am55 stars
                  awesome book
                  • partygirlxxSaturday, May 17, 2014 at 10:59 am
                    love this book but a little awkward
                    • awesomegirl903
                      awesomegirl903Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 4:59 pm44 stars
                      so far so good