A skillful piece of fictionalized history for youngest readers sticks closely to the facts of the settling of Jamestown as...

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CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH'S PAGE

A skillful piece of fictionalized history for youngest readers sticks closely to the facts of the settling of Jamestown as they were experienced by Samuel Collier who as a boy of ten became Smith's page and sailed with him to Virginia. There through Samuel's eyes we are told of the tragic famines and winters and the attempts to get along with the Indians, at times friendly and at times justifiably distrustful. Later Samuel receives his reward for his valuable work as interpreter and negotiator and though he almost loses it when it is decided to abandon the colony completely, his story ends on a note of hope as more ships from England come bearing Gates and De la Warr and the news that Smith is alive and cafe in England. Substantial and well planned.

Pub Date: March 13, 1957

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Lippincott

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1957