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1609: Winter of the Dead: A Novel of the Founding of Jamestown

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Nathaniel and Richard are delighted when Captain John Smith hires them as laborers aboard a ship bound for the New World. They will discover gold! Instead, they find that Virginia is a land of both beauty and terrible hardship. If starvation does not kill them, bitter cold night might.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 6th 2007 by Tor Teen (first published 2000)
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Trivi
The book is about how the first pioneers arrived in Jamestown, Va. It tells about the harshness of the land, the hunger, the diseases, the vermin they had to fight along with the indians, who they couldn't understand. It also tells about how little boys were traded with the indians in order to get interpreters. In short, it's a story of struggle where even though at the beginning friendship was of no importance to the protagonist, at the end he understands that it is the only thing that could ke ...more
Jori Richardson
This book is about a boy named Nat who travels to the Jamestown Colony in 1609 in hopes of making a better life for himself, but instead finds himself facing starvation.
This is a great time period to base a novel on, but I don't think the author did as well as she could have. The reader never really feels the edge on all that the characters go through, and the events seem brushed over. Also, the main character Nat is a completely unlikable brat, and I hate when the characters are like that in bo
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Laura
Good historical fiction about the Jamestown colony and how difficult it was for the first settlers. Like most good HF, this had right amount of speculation and plot interspersed with facts and wasn't too "preachy" or unbelievable for the reader.
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Elizabeth (Beth) Massie is a 2-time Bram Stoker Award winning author of horror/suspense/mystery novels and short fiction for adults. She also writes media-tie in fiction and historical fiction."
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