By Genevieve FosterFoster's research and documentary on Jamestown and how it fits into the rest of civilization are second to none. Students from fourth through ninth grade will deepen their understanding of Jamestown, the colony, it's historic leader, and the world in which the events took place. Even adults will find this fresh look interesting to read. Highly recommended for any student interested in the events at Jamestown.
Clyde Robert BullaFor those looking for a different perspective of Jamestown than the story of John Smith and Pocohontas, this book tells the story of what the second group of ships found when they arrived at Jamestown and found the first settlers starving. Historical fiction, the three siblings in the story are fictitious, but the account of their shipwreck and eventual arrival in Jamestown is true.
Rosalyn SchanzerA newer, colorful book for children, this gives a longer glimpse into the life of John Smith and the numerous adventures he had. Pocohontas wasn't the first to see him escape out of a tight spot.
By Ingri and Edgar Parin d'AulaireOne of the first kids books written about Pocohontas, this remains one of the best-selling seven decades later. This tells the story of how Pocohontas was intrigued by the white captain and saved his life; forever changing her own. Tells the full-tale, including her marriage to John Rolfe and how the Indian princess from the New World met the Queen of England on the other side of the great ocean.
By Clyde Robert BullaEasy Chapters
By Jean FritzFritz contrasts the two lives and cultures of Pocohontas. She recounts the struggles and conflict between the starving newcomers and the wary natives and how Pocohontas was affected by the growing tension.
By Brian DohertyAnother easy to read story of Pocohontas' early life, relationship with John Smith, marriage to John Rolfe, and trip to England and her early death. Short, easy to read chapters for elementary age children.
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