Friday, May 30, 2008

Roanoke: The Mystery of the Lost Colony by Lee Miller

Miller presents a conspiracy theory in an attempt to solve the mystery of the lost colony. Along with primary documents and John White's beautiful illustrations, she describes the colonists' journey, the decsion to return for supples, delayed efforts to return, and the final discovery that the colonists were missing. It is a unique perspective of what happened both in England and in the colony and why. Includes maps, time line, source notes, and photographs. A thought-provoking book examining a fascinating part of NC's history. It would be great to use with NC studies / 4th and 8th graders.

Grades 4 - 8


Kimmels said...

Second. I read this last summer and was really entranced. I think it is based on a book the author wrote for adults. I remember thinking it was more of a middle school title - it may be that the theorizing about the Lost Colony just seemed to require more background understanding than most fourth graders would have. As others read this, let me know what you think.

A. Barbee said...

I agree with Sue. It definitely seemed like a middle school read to me. I think it would prompt great discussion form 8th graders and they will like having the primary documents and drawings to look at.