James Towne Struggle For Survival


During the first summer of 1607, half of the English settlers in the Jamestown colony died. In 1609, the settlers suffered disease and famine during a period called the "starving time". Abandoning Jamestown, the colonists decided to head back to England. Intercepted by a messenger with good news that new leaders were being sent by the King, they were urged to return. A new governor, healthy passengers and enough supplies arrived in time. Together they worked to ensure Jamestown's survival. This moving account of Jamestown's difficult years is told from the viewpoint of one of its settlers and enhanced by original quotations. Attractive illustrations. Hardcover. Color illustrations. 40 pages. Grades 2-5. Title: James Towne Struggle for Survival Author: Marcia Seawall

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