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Journey to Jamestown (My Side of the Story)

3.52 of 5 stars 3.52  ·  rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Apprenticed to a barber-surgeon, Elias sets sail for a new life in the Jamestown Colony where he discovers that he has a knack for healing. He meets Sacahocan, a Pamunkee Indian girl who is training to be a medicine woman and dream reader. Though their leaders are at war, Elias and Sacahocan forge a friendship by sharing their medical knowledge.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 2nd 2005 by Kingfisher (first published June 1st 2005)
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Kris Brown
Journey to Jamestown was written by Lois Ruby. This historical fiction book is intended to be read by the intermediate age group. Even though this book didn’t win any awards, I rated this book as a five plus!

Journey to Jamestown is two books in one providing a young English boy, Elias, and a young Native American girl, Sacahocan, stories about the English settlement of 1608 in Jamestown, Virginia.

Elias’ Story: The setting takes place in a man-made fort on the shores of Jamestown, Virginia. The
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-portreyed John Smith in a little different light than most Jamestown stories
-showed the awfulness of war, the fear, hatred, and treachery of both sides
-offered an explanation for the Lost Colony
-had very likeable main characters, and several very unlikeable leaders on both sides
-should have a sequel
Sara K.
Mar 28, 2013 Sara K. marked it as started-not-read
Started this....

Should have finished...

Didn't capture my appeal...
This is not one of her better books. It was really hard to follow.
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Lois Ruby is the author of fifteen books for middle-graders and teens, including STEAL AWAY HOME, SKIN DEEP, and THE SECRET OF LAUREL OAKS. She and her husband live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the foothills of the awesome Sandia Mountains. Lois explores lots of haunted places, including ghostly locations in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and even a few spooky spots in Australia and Thailand. No spir ...more
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