Item description for John Smith: A Foothold in the New World (Heroes of History) by Janet Benge & Geoff Benge...
Overview Exciting true stories of men and women who changed the world. A Slave who became a renowned scientist? A timid child who grew up to nurse soldiers on deadly battlefields? A pioneer farm boy who ascended to the presidency? With consistent historical depth and an engaging narrative style, Heroes Of History chronicles the remarkable true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history. John Smith (1580-1631) Thrown overboard, enslaved by the Turks, captured by pirates, rescued by a princess-the story of Englishman John Smith would seem unbelievable were it fiction. Young John first sought adventure in Europe, traveling as far as Russia and distinguishing himself in the wars that raged across the Old World. But John Smith's real passion was for the New World, and in 1607 he sailed to North America with the men who would establish the first lasting British settlement-Jamestown. There he fought level-headedly for the policies that would enable the fragile community to survive starvation, disease, and deadly attacks to become a foothold in the New World.
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Studio: Emerald Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.08" Width: 5.32" Height: 0.52" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2006
Publisher YWAM Publishing
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Heroes Of History
Series Number 15
ISBN 1932096361 ISBN13 9781932096361
Availability 0 units.
More About Janet Benge & Geoff Benge
Janet and Geoff Benge are a husband and wife writing team with twenty years of writing experience. Janet is a former elementary school teacher. Geoff holds a degree in history. Together they have a passion to make history come alive for a new generation. Originally from New Zealand, the Benges make their home in the Orlando, Florida, area.
Janet Benge currently resides in Orlando, in the state of Florida. Janet Benge was born in 1958.
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Reviews - What do customers think about John Smith: A Foothold in the New World (Heroes of History)?
This is a great book! Jun 20, 2009
Here is what our 11 year old son said about this book. "I definetly reccomend this book. It is very realistic, historacly accurate, and full of excitement! When you read this book you will feel like you are a character from the story. You will smell the salt air as The english settelers sail out over the ocean, You will feel the tension as John is about to be executed by indians, and you will see entire cities go up in flames. If you read this book you will not be sorry!"