This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Who's Saying What in Jamestown, Thomas…

Who's Saying What in Jamestown, Thomas Savage?

by Jean Fritz

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
571293,382 (3)3



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 3 mentions

Jean Fritz has an interesting Forward in the book explaining why she writes biographies. The book is written about a little known translator from the Jamestown colony who lived with the Algonquians off and on until he was in his teens. Although the story is about Thomas Savage's life, it is an interesting account of the struggles of Jamestown and of its leaders. It is amazing the colony survived. This would be a good supplementary book for those studying Jamestown and American history. There are a few illustrations scattered throughout but the book is more information oriented. It reads somewhat like a text book. I wish she had added links for teachers to learn more about Jamestown. Some sites I found are: http://historyisfun.org/History-Jamestown.htm and
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2007/05/jamestown/jamestown-standalone. The target grades are most likely 4th grade through high school. ( )
  SuPendleton | Feb 9, 2014 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399246444, Hardcover)

Thomas Savage was just thirteen when he sailed to the New World and was sent to live with Powhatan to learn the Algonquian language and be an interpreter between the Indians and the colonists. Pocahantas was a friendly teacher, and soon he was relaying messages. But as the tensions grew between the groups, Thomas’s job became difficult no matter how hard he tried not to take sides. Throughout the violent history of Jamestown, Thomas’s position provided a unique view of early America, now illuminated through the incomparable lens of Jean Fritz.

Jamestown is celebrating its 400th anniversary throughout 2007, and this child-centered account of history will draw young readers right into the drama.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:15 -0400)

(see all 2 descriptions)

A biography of Thomas Savage, one of the early colonists of Jamestown, Virginia, who was sent to live among the Indians in order to learn their language and become an interpreter.

» see all 2 descriptions

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (3)
3 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 128,984,334 books! | Top bar: Always visible