Item description for Roanoke: The Lost Colony--An Unsolved Mystery from History by Heidi E. Y. Stemple, Roger Roth & Jane Yolen...
Overview A young girl relates the known facts of the English colonists who settled on Roanoke Island and later disappeared, and challenges the reader to solve the mystery.
Publishers Description In 1587 John White was chosen by Sir Walter Raleigh to lead a new colony at Roanoke off the Atlantic coast. After bringing many men, women, and children to the new land, White went back to England to gather supplies for the long winter. But when he finally returned to the fort almost three years later, he found that all of the colonists had vanished. The only signs of life left were the letters CRO carved into a tree and the word CROATOAN carved into one of the fort's posts. Some people think that the Spanish army captured the colonists; some people think that the local native people murdered them; others think that the colonists went off to live with the native people and start a new life. Still others think that the colonists tried to sail home to England and were lost at sea. No one knows for sure. Become a detective as you read this true story, study the clues, and try to figure out the fate of the lost colony of Roanoke. The Unsolved Mystery from History series is written by acclaimed author Jane Yolen and former private investigator Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple. Read carefully and check your clues. You might be the first to solve a puzzle that has baffled people for years.
Citations And Professional Reviews Roanoke: The Lost Colony--An Unsolved Mystery from History by Heidi E. Y. Stemple, Roger Roth & Jane Yolen has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 07/28/2003
Kirkus Review - Children - 06/15/2003 page 865
Booklist - 07/01/2003 page 1888
PW Notes and Reprints - 07/28/2003 page 98
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks - 09/01/2003 page 40
School Library Journal - 10/01/2003 page 157
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2003 page 218
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2004 page 218
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Studio: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.84" Width: 9.56" Height: 0.37" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Jul 24, 2003
Publisher Simon & Schuster
ISBN 0689823215 ISBN13 9780689823213
Availability 0 units.
More About Heidi E. Y. Stemple, Roger Roth & Jane Yolen
Heidi Elizabet Yolen Stemple is Jane Yolen's daughter and sometime writing partner. Together they wrote the "Unsolved Mysteries from History" series. Heidi lives in Hatfield, MA.
Reviews - What do customers think about Roanoke: The Lost Colony--An Unsolved Mystery from History?
Roanoke The Lost Colony An Unsolved Mystery From History Jun 1, 2004
This book was amazing! Full of interesting clues about the never-answered questions, "What really happened? Who is to blame for George Howe's death? And where is the colony now?" Jane Yolen brilliantly tells the story about how George Howe died, shot with arrows while fishing for crabs, and how the colony Roanoke disappeared twice without a trace. A brilliant tale of mystery. (...)
A great true life mystery May 19, 2004
This is a wonderful book for children ages 7 - 12. The historical information is presented in an organized way that captivates one's imagination. The illustrations keep a child's interest and the notebook pages help the reader try to solve the mystery.