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The Virginia Colony
Cunningham, Kevin, 1966-
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Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [2012]

Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 22 cm.
Describes the history of the Jamestown colony in Virginia in the early seventeenth century, including the colonists' relationship with the local Native Americans and the struggle to thrive in a new land.
Virginia's Native Americans : what sources provided food for Algonquin peoples? -- The settlers : how did Virginia change after the early years at Jamestown? -- Living in Virginia : how did men and women on farms divide the work? -- The road to revolution : why did British taxes anger Virginians? -- The big truth -- Virginia's founders -- How did the Virginia Declaration of rights influence other important documents? -- True statistics.
Reading Level:
810 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.6 0.5 146839.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.3 3 Quiz: 55100.


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F229 .C96 2012 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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A True Book-The Thirteen Colonies

Are you thrilled by true adventure stories? do you wonder how our founding fathers conquered the wilds of North America to create the United States? You'll experience it all in these books that tell the story of the brave men and women who escaped tyranny from across the ocean to forge a new world in 13 colonies that led to the birth of the United States of America.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-Every title opens with a "Find the Truth!" page that asks readers to determine whether two statements are true or false by the book's end. Brief chapters cover the profiled colony's precolonial indigenous peoples, European exploration and settlement, economy and daily life, Revolutionary experience, and eventual statehood. Sidebars profile important personalities and signers of the Declaration of Independence. Detailed maps, captioned period images, and "True Statistics" pages enhance the texts. Although there are many extant sets on the 13 colonies, Cunningham's clear writing and the attractive layouts will draw browsers and aid report writers, making these books good choices for elementary collections. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

1 Virginia's Native Americans What sources provided food for Algonquian peoples?p. 7
2 The Settlers How did Virginia change after the early years at Jamestown?p. 11
3 Living in Virginia How did men and women on farms divide the work?p. 23
4 The Road to Revolution Why did British taxes anger Virginians?p. 29
Virginia's Founding Fathers How did the Virginia Declaration of Rights influence other important documents?p. 36
True Statisticsp. 43
Resourcesp. 44
Important Wordsp. 46
Indexp. 47
About the Authorp. 48