Alis and her parents make the long journey from England to settle the New World. But it doesn't go as planned and Alis, her parents, and the others of their small community soon find themselves at odds with the Roanoke tribe. As tensions rise between the settlers and the Native peoples, twelve-year-old Alis forms an impossible friendship with a Roanoke named Kimi. Despite language barriers, the two become as close as sisters, risking their lives for one another until Alis makes a decision that will change her life forever.
Ã¢ÂÂAn excellent historical offering and belongs on public and school library shelves.Ã¢ÂÂÃ¢ÂÂVOYA
Ã¢ÂÂWith two compelling main characters and an abundance of rich historical detail, RoseÃ¢ÂÂs latest novel offers much to discuss and much to appreciate.Ã¢ÂÂÃ¢ÂÂSchool Library Journal
About: It’s 1587 and twelve-year-old Alis has made the long journey with her parents from England to help settle the New World, the land christened Virginia in honor of the Queen.
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