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Roanoke, the lost colony

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Published by ABDO Pub. in Edina, Minn .
Written in English



  • Roanoke Colony,
  • Roanoke Island (N.C.),
  • Roanoke Colony.


  • Roanoke Colony -- Juvenile literature,
  • Roanoke Island (N.C.) -- History -- Juvenile literature,
  • Roanoke Colony

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About the Edition

Briefly describes the two failed attempts by English colonists to establish a settlement on Roanoke Island at the end of the sixteenth century.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementBob Italia.
GenreJuvenile literature.
SeriesThe colonies, Checkerboard history library
LC ClassificationsF229 .I85 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p. :
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3942768M
ISBN 10157765580X
LC Control Number2001022777

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  For your kids that are interested in the Lost Colony, there is a young adult novel called, simply, "Roanoke" by Levitan. For lovers of fiction, "Roanoke" by Angela Elwell Hunt is excellent. Could be fun for family discussions or background for a vacation to the area. 7 people found this helpfulCited by: The Lost Colony of Roanoke is one of the most puzzling mysteries in America's history. In , colonists sailed to the new world, eager to build the brand new Cittie of Raleigh, only to disappear practically without a trace/5(21).   Roanoke: A Novel of the Lost Colony is a terrific book. I loved it! Not only is it full of actual facts, such as the state of the colony after it is discovered to be abandoned, but it has actual historic figures: Sir Walter Raleigh, John White, and the first baby born /5(9). Roanoke: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony. In November of , a report reached London claiming Sir Walter Raleigh's expedition to land English settlers in America had foundered. The colony on Roanoke Island off of the coast of North Carolina men, women, and children-had disappeared without a trace/5.

An unsolved mystery in American history comes brilliantly alive in Sonia Levitin's historical novel about the lost colony in Roanoke/5.   Book review. The lost colony of Roanoke Island will always be one of the weirdest episodes in American history. It has managed to stay in the news, off and on, for years: the case of plus English settlers vanishing in the woods and marshes of coastal North : Greg Schneider.   Another group of archaeologists working about 50 miles west of Roanoke Island at the head of Albemarle Sound say that they have pottery and metal artifacts likely associated with the Lost Colony.   "Roanoke: The Lost Colony" recounts the life of Jocelyn Colman, whose faith is tested and refined when she follows the husband she barely knows to an unexplored land. Jocelyn struggles with her husband's bitterness and guilt until God's forgiveness becomes a lifesaving reality/5.

Roanoke, with its knights and villains and its brave but outnumbered few facing an alien culture, provided all the elements for a national myth.": The first known use of the phrase "The Lost Colony" to describe the Roanoke settlement was by Eliza Lanesford Cushing in an historical romance, "Virginia Dare; or, the Lost Colony".Historical era: Elizabethan era.   In , a group of colonists set sail from England, bound for Virginia, to establish the first English colony in the New World. They never made it to Virginia, but settled on Roanoke Island. John White, the colony's founder, sailed away, promising to return. By the time he did return, the colonists had vanished/5(97).   Although the narrative to be lacks Jane Yolen's usual lyricism, Roanoke: The Lost Colony is a good book for young readers wanting an introduction to the history of Roanoke. The brief text, combined with explanatory notes and terms, provides enough information to /5.   On Roanoke Island, off the coast of North Carolina, a tragedy is unfolding. Something has gone very wrong, and the colony— men, women, and children, among them the first English child born in the New World, Virginia Dare—is in trouble. But there will be no rescue. Before help can reach them, all will vanish with barely a : Arcade.