GLASS HOUSE AT JAMESTOWN by Lavinia Dobler

GLASS HOUSE AT JAMESTOWN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another story for the 1957 celebration of the 350th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown takes an event important in the establishment of the first industries in America. At a time when John Smith was still governor and most or at least a large part of the men were still thinking of gold, young Nat Pecock, the only boy left at the settlement, becomes part of the attempt to establish a glassworks. For the job, Polish and German blowers were imported and prejudice against them was bitter. Nat even has trouble getting permission to become an apprentice at the new glasshouse. But as he finally begins to learn, there is a lot of information about the early blowing industry and the story climaxes in a heroic rescue, by the blowers, of the jamestown fort from fire.

Pub Date: May 20th, 1957
Publisher: Dodd, Mead