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An eye for an eye
Roop, Peter.
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Publication Information:
Lincolnwood, Ill. : Jamestown Publishers, [2000]

Physical Description:
168 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.3 5.0 40130.
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Y FICTION Young Adult Mass Market Paperback Central Closed Stacks
Y FICTION Young Adult Fiction Young Adult

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Bring history to life with compelling stories,sweeping scope, and a welcoming sense of diversity Historical fiction helps students connect to their middle schoolsocial studies classes Reading skill instruction and cross-curricular connections improvecomprehension of historical fiction Strong multicultural flavor reflects the rich tapestry of our sharedAmerican heritages Jamestown's American Portraits, a saga of American families and friends,traces the history of America from the founding of Jamestown to the CivilRights Movement. This is a unique, enriching series designed to teachreading strategies appropriate for historical novels used in middle schoolreading, language arts, or social studies classes.
Reading Level 5-8 Interest Level 6-8

Author Notes

Peter Roop is a Wisconsin State Teacher of the Year, and has been a writer of children's books for over 25 years. He has written extensively for Cricket and Cobblestone Magazines. He currently writes and speaks full-time. Last year he talked with over 50,000 students, presenting over 800 workshops for students, educators and writers in 26 states.

Together with his wife, Peter has written 60 children's books ranging from historical fiction to nonfiction. Seven of their books are "Reading Rainbow" books, including Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie, a Feature Book. Their books have received recognition from the National Association of Science Teachers, National Council of Teachers of English, the Children's Book Council, and the American Library Association. They have also received Wisconsin's Laura Ingalls Wilder Book Award.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 5 Up-Collier chronicles the life of a 12-year-old indentured servant, Richard, who lives in fear of his master, a tobacco farmer who beats him. He befriends a Weyanock boy who is also indentured to Mr. Laydon. When Richard discovers that the English have planned a corn raid on the Weyanock, he tells Weetoppin, who then slips off to warn his people. His conscience troubled, knowing that many people will be killed, Richard tells Mr. Laydon that the Indians know of the raid and when Mr. Laydon begins to beat him, the boy stands up to him. Weetoppin runs away and Richard begins planning for the day when he will be free. Character development is minimal, and history takes precedence over story. An Eye for an Eye tells the adventures of 14-year-old Samantha Byrd. When a Tory neighbor burns down the Byrds' tobacco shed, the Sons of Liberty seek revenge. Samantha, her twin brother, and her cousin sneak out to watch the proceedings and are caught in a hurricane. A search party is sent after them and Samantha's older brother Henry is captured and imprisoned on a British ship. Plagued with guilt, Samantha disguises herself as her twin brother and stows away on an American ship whose captain and crew plan to capture British ships and free American captives. When the American ship takes over a British vessel, Samantha accidentally shoots and wounds Henry. Chapters end in suspense and the action is steady. However, both books have the appearance of texts created for reading and language-arts classes.-Shawn Brommer, Southern Tier Library System, Painted Post, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.