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Season of promise
Hermes, Patricia.
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Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic, 2002.
Physical Description:
108 pages ; 20 cm.
In 1611, ten-year-old Elizabeth continues a journal of her experiences living in Jamestown, as her brother Caleb rejoins the family, a new strict governor comes to the colony, and her father considers remarriage.
Reading Level:
430 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 3.6 2.0 64751.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.7 5 Quiz: 31522 Guided reading level: P.

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In her third and final journal, Elizabeth and her brother, now reunited, grieve the death of their mother, while dramatic changes take place in Jamestown, under the strict leadership of Lord Delaware.

Elizabeth, who is finally reunited with her twin brother Caleb, continues to grieve for the death of her mother in this third and final volume of her diary. And things don't get much easier when the cruel Lord Delaware begins to impose strict new laws on the residents of the Jamestown colony, and her father decides to remarry. But Elizabeth's brave spirit carries her through the hard times and into happier ones, as she and her friends rebuild the colony's church and discover true happiness.

Author Notes

Author Patricia Hermes was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1936. She graduated from St. John's University with degrees in speech and English. She taught English and social studies in middle school before taking time off to raise her five children. When she returned to teaching, she was less satisfied with the job and decided to take a class in writing nonfiction for adults. She wrote essays and nonfiction for adults before she starting writing books for children and young adults.

In 1980, her first book, What If They Knew?, was published. Since then she has written over fifty books and received numerous awards including the Smithsonian Notable Book Award, the C. S. Lewis Honor Award, the American Library Association Best Book Award, and the award for the New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Years. She also writes The Cousins Club series and novelizations for screenplays including My Girl and My Girl 2. She has also researched and written six historical novels in the Scholastic Dear America/My America series.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-This third book in the series takes place during six months in 1610-11. Lizzie's mother has died, leaving her, Papa, and her twin brother to take care of themselves and the baby. They finally have enough food to eat and the men are working after months of idleness following Captain John Smith's return to England. Lord Delaware has brought supplies and "no one goes hungry" but, under his command, the "new leaders are stern" and "sometimes cruel," which bothers the 10-year-old, and she tells him so. He commends her for her spirit, changes punishments for certain crimes, and even suggests that she would make a great governor some day. And Papa marries Mistress Whistler, who promises Lizzie that she will not try to replace her mother. Beautifully written, this story gives children a glimpse of colonial life through the eyes of a warm, spunky, and heroic young girl, and introduces them to figures such as Pocahontas and Captain John Smith as well.-Leslie Barban, Richland County Public Library, Columbia, SC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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