Book Reviews of Our Strange New Land, Elizabeth's Jamestown Colony Diary, Book One (My America)

Our Strange New Land,  Elizabeth's Jamestown Colony Diary, Book One (My America)
Our Strange New Land Elizabeth's Jamestown Colony Diary Book One - My America
Author: Patricia Hermes
ISBN-13: 9780439112086
ISBN-10: 0439112087
Publication Date: 6/1/2000
Pages: 109
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Our Strange New Land, Elizabeth's Jamestown Colony Diary, Book One (My America) on + 107 more book reviews
In 1609, Elizabeth Barker's family sails from Plymouth, England, to Jamestown, Virginia establishing America's first permanent English colony. She and her family face many hardships--scarce food, illness, even death--but they are determined to make a home in their new land.
reviewed Our Strange New Land, Elizabeth's Jamestown Colony Diary, Book One (My America) on + 139 more book reviews
A delightful book! Short read, though. A young girl is among the first settlers in 1609 from England to Virginia. She accounts for her first days in America in a diary which she sends back to England for her twin brother. Very much worth the read. A few user notes in pencil pertaining to the history, otherwise the book is in good shape.
reviewed Our Strange New Land, Elizabeth's Jamestown Colony Diary, Book One (My America) on + 109 more book reviews
I read this to my family in about an hour. We loved it. We were disappointed to learn that while this story is based on fact the main characters actual events are not based entirely on a real persons life. While I believe that some events written about are heresay facts others are beefed up for the books effect. It didnt matter. We loved it. I give it a 3 for historical value and a 3.5 for its entertainment. I hope you enjoy it too.
reviewed Our Strange New Land, Elizabeth's Jamestown Colony Diary, Book One (My America) on + 14 more book reviews
Another in the great series of historical stories for kids. My dd's loved them.