In May 1607, three ships sailed up the James River in Virginia. In the riverbank marshes, they made land and hung England's flag, establishing the first permanent English colony in Jamestown Virginia. In 1609, the first ship carrying women and children arrived. After 71 days at sea, nine-year-old Elizabeth Baker is thrilled to be on dry land. Lizzie keeps a diary for Caleb, her twin brother who stayed in England because of his weak lungs. In her buoyant entries, Lizzie tells of the abundant forests, trading with and learning from the Indians, and adventures with her new friends.
Original title: Our Strange New Land: Elizabeth's Jamestown Colony Diary, Book One
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ United States and Canada→ Colonial Period