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Journey to Jamestown
  Journey to Jamestown
Kingfisher, 2005
ISBN: 978-0-7534-5796-2

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What's it About?
Elias sails to the new world in 1607 as the apprentice to a barber/surgeon who teaches him the "modern" medical methods of treating fresh wounds through blood-letting, scalding with boiling oil, and setting squirmy leeches loose to suck up blood. But unlike his teacher who is more butcher than doctor, Elias has a genuine gift for healing. He meets Sacahocan, a Pamunkee Indian girl who is becoming a medicine woman and dream reader. Half the story is Elias's, and then you flip the book over and read a whole different story from Sacahocan's point of view. Where their sagas come together is in the midst of enemy fire between their leaders, while the English boy and native girl discover that his or her ways are not the only ways to heal.

Reviews and Comments
"Another way to tempt young readers is by acknowledging their ability to handle complex ideas. For those who want real history where things aren't black and white and there may be no good guy or bad guy, turn to Kingfisher's new 'My Side of the Story' series. In Lois Ruby's Journey to Jamestown ... readers 9 to 11 meet Elias, an English boy apprenticed to become a doctor, and Sacahocan, a Native American girl with the skill to become a healer. Shaken by how their leaders handle the conflicts that arise between their peoples, they quickly discover that they have more in common with each other than with their families." (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

For More Information
Williamsburg Bed & Breakfast Network

History Globe: The Jamestown Online Adventure


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