Sam Collier and the Founding of Jamestown

From the Series On My Own History

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

In April 1607, twelve-year-old Sam Collier and a group of Englishmen landed in North America. Arriving as an assistant to the solider John Smith, Sam was excited to discover what adventures lay before him in the new land soon to be known as Virginia. But the months ahead would soon prove to be a harsh test. Facing sickness and starvation and sudden attack, Sam had to use all his wits if he were to survive. Could Sam and his fellow settlers trust Virginia’s Indians to help them? Could they learn to survive in this strange new land?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-8225-6518-5
$38.65 $28.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2006
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2007-01-01
BISACS JNF007000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.875 x 8.5
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 3.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 102741
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Pronunciation guide, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides

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“Colorful paintings help readers visualize the historical setting.” —School Library Journal

Illustrator: Matthew Archambault

Author: Candice Ransom

Candice Ransom is the author of 150 books for children. She holds an MFA from Vermont College and an MA in children's literature from Hollins University. She currently teaches in Hollins University's graduate program in children's literature.

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On My Own History

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