Roanoke (Spotlight on American History)

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Describes the 1587 founding of the Roanoke Colony that vanished without a trace and presents the theories that have been proposed to explain the colony's disappearance.

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Grade 4-8-- After 400 years, the fate of the colonists on this island remains one of the U. S.'s greatest mysteries. Beginning with Governor John White's return to deserted Roanoke Island, the story is cleverly woven together by creating a fascinating tapestry of the people, places, and events of Elizabethan England. Well-researched, detailed and accurate, this is history at its best. Readers' imaginations will work overtime as the story unfolds. The author's focus on two of the colonists, the scientist Thomas Hariot, and White, an artist, is commendable; their survey of Native American life, in words and pictures, provides a sensitive portrait of the indigenous people before the arrival of the Europeans. Reprints from their journals, full-color maps, portraits, and etchings add richness and vibrancy to the telling. --Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Pub . Schools, VA
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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