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The wet earth smells of mushroom and loam. I race through the trees. Branches reach for my eyes and tangle my hair. My kirtle rips, but I still run, faster through the woodland, escaping the murderous men who chase behind me with vicious, barking dogs. The men are my enemies and the woodland is my friend. I climb a tree to its tip, to where the branches thin, and I see the ...more
ebook, 272 pages
Published May 11th 2010 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers (first published April 27th 2004)
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Jori Richardson
The historical story of a twelve year old girl's voyage from England to the New World in colonial times. She leaves England as a child, but arrives in her strange and alien new home very much an adult after an arduous sea journey. However, Lily's troubles are far from over. In attempts to find her father, she is captured by an Indian tribe.
This book is descriptively well written, with life-like characters and an exciting, heartbreakingly tragic plot line.
I thought that it was done with exceeding
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Sarah
Sep 30, 2009 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great historical fiction about what it was like coming over to the New World. This one is unique because of the characters and the non-preachiness (word?). [return][return]Chronicles the arduous journey of a twelve-year-old English girl and her mother as they flee with other religious protesters to the New World in the early 1500's, and the heartbreak and hope they find when they arrive.
joy *the clean-reader extraordinaire*
i have honestly never read a book about this time period before. fascinating and superbly written.

a minor complaint --
it's a debut novel, and the author gets carried away with the (albeit beautiful) descriptions of the new world

pg13 green
some era profanity; a woman is repeatedly abused by the nobility; there is death, disease, deception and danger all around
Max Willi
Dec 14, 2015 Max Willi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ages 10-15; history enthusiasts
Chibbaro reseaches an incidental story of English nobles wanting to colonize a piece of North America in the early sixteenth century (perhaps along the coast of Maine)and turns it into a young adolescent novel. The actual colonists are a band of early Protestants whose presence in Catholic-controlled England is tenuous at best.

In my opinion, Chibbaro's imagination is a double-edged sword. Her description of the characters, settings and conflicts on both sides of the Atlantic is spot-on to what c
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Kairee-Anne Cooley
4.3

I met this author at a local book fair and it makes me happy knowing that she was an author with such a usual idea for a story like this one and love for the different parts of our history. So as a result, I grabbed it to see what she was like as writer and I'm so glad I took a chance with this.:)

This book was such a quick and powerful read. I loved the historical content and the spiritual undertones that spread around this book everywhere. I also loved the characters, the plot, all of the st
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Cole Sawickis
Nov 19, 2014 Cole Sawickis rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wjhs, highschool, fiction
Overall, I did not like "Redemption" at all. I hated this book because I do not like the kind of fiction where they don't know much about the world around them. This book goes back to where the people thought the world was flat. Also, just a warning, it does talk about rape. Lily's mother was raped by the baron because he goes crazy. So if you don't want a book where it talks about sexual content. Don't read it. Another reason I didn't like about this book is how it goes from the people being on ...more
Michelle
Jan 05, 2011 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Its a great book to pick up if you ever want to get away from reality. This book never looses my attention instead i can barely ever put it down. Its a great example of history of when people believed the earth was flat and in what they belived religously back then. i hope that anyone who reads this book would agree with me that its a perfect read i mean who wouldent like this book
Cmosley
This was a great book, but I don't recommend it to younger kids. The main characters are 12 year old lily, and 12 year old eathen. The setting takes place in England, but lily and her mother most travel to the new world to find there father who was taken by mysterious men in the night. Once they get there they most survive savages, pirates, canables, sickness, and hunger.
Alexis Ross
I really don't like historical fiction but this book was awesome. I highly recommend you read this book, it is one of the best books I have ever read. The main characters are Lillie and Ethan. when lillie was just a young girl her father was taken away from her and shipped to the new world. Her and her mother end up being shipped to the same place to look for her father.
Michael
The historical aspect of this novel was intriguing. A case of reverse colonization of the whites by native Indians.
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Ok, kinda....too perfect in the ending. Plot development is okay.
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Julie Chibbaro is the award-winning author of three novels: Into the Dangerous World (Viking, 2015), a hybrid graphic/novel about a girl artist on the NY streets in 1984, Deadly (Simon & Schuster 2011, Scholastic 2012), a medical mystery about the hunt for Typhoid Mary in 1906, and Redemption (S&S 2004) a historical novel about a girl's unintended trip to the New World in 1524.

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