Richard of Jamestown

Richard of Jamestown A Story of Jamestown Colony a compelling and historically accurate tale of ten year old Richard Mutton, who sailed with Captain John Smith on the Susan B Constant to help found Jamestown Colony in 1606.
Richard of Jamestown Richard of Jamestown A Story of Jamestown Colony a compelling and historically accurate tale of ten year old Richard Mutton who sailed with Captain John Smith on the Susan B Constant to help found Ja

  • Title: Richard of Jamestown
  • Author: James Otis
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “Richard of Jamestown”

    1. Once again, Otis has shown me a small slice of American history. This time, in Virginia. Here are a couple of interesting quotes:p. 68 I have heard Captain Smith say more than once, that he had seen flocks of ducks a full mile wide and five or six miles long, wherein canvasbacks, mallard, widgeon, redheads, dottrel, sheldrake, and teal swam wing to wing, actually crowding each other. When such flocks rose in the air, the noise made by their wings was like unto the roaring of a tempest at sea. I [...]

    2. Read with my kindergartener and first grader as part of our American History curriculum. I almost gave up in the beginning because the language was dense and written far above them. We took it very slowly and talked about what we had read each day. They loved it. A few weeks in, they were summarizing on their own, asking good questions and learning so much.

    3. This wasn't really a novel, it was more a history lesson in story format. But I enjoyed it, as well as the Librivox narrator's excellent reading.

    4. The book was interesting, in some areas rather humorous, and sufficiently captivating, its quality of writing being excellent. The plot, overall, was fact rather than fiction and thus was interesting, but the characters were not extremely developed (for reason of them not being entirely focused on). Also, instead of a complex network of plot points, which is what I frequently enjoy, the story is presented in a forthright manner, which I do not like quite as much. Therefore, my thoughts in regard [...]

    5. History comes alive with a 9 year old voice of the child who took care of Captain John Smith's needs during the Virgina settlement in Jamestown.

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