The Lost Colony of Roanoke

By Thomas Preston; Jean Fritz; Hudson Talbott (Illustrator)
(G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780399240270, 64pp.)

Publication Date: May 2004

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The Lost Colony of Roanoke is one of the most puzzling mysteries in America's history. In 1587, 115 colonists sailed to the new world, eager to build the brand new Cittie of Raleigh, only to disappear practically without a trace. Where did they go? What could have possibly happened?

Who better to collect and share the clues than Jean Fritz and Hudson Talbott?

The creators of "Leonardo's Horse," an American Library Association Notable Book, again combine their masterful talents to illuminate a tragic piece of history that still fascinates Americans today.

About the Author
Dr. Thomas Preston" received his M.A. at the University of Essex and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. A specialist in security policy, foreign affairs, and political psychology, Preston joined Washington State University in 1994. He teaches undergraduate courses on international relations, U.S. foreign policy, U.S. national security policy, and Russian politics. At the graduate level, he offers courses in international security and the psychology of leadership and decision making. He is the author of "The President and His Inner Circle: Leadership Style and the Advisory Process in Foreign Affairs" and numerous refereed journal articles and book chapters on leadership and foreign policy analysis. He is currently working on a second book, "From Lambs to Lions: Nuclear and Biological Weapon Proliferation's Impact on Future Interstate Security Relationships."

Acclaimed biographer, Jean Fritz, was born in China where she lived until the age of thirteen. She tells her story in Homesick, My Own Story, a Newbery Honor Book. Ms Fritz is the author of forty-five books for children and young people. Many center on historical American figures, gaining her a reputation as the premier author of biographies for children and young people. Among the prestigious awards Ms. Fritz has garnered are: a medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture, a Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, an American Book Award, a Christopher Award, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Non-Fiction Award, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and many ALA Notable Books of the Year, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, and ALA Booklist Editors Choice Awards.

HUDSON TALBOTT has illustrated many books for children, including O'Sullivan Stew: A Tale Cooked Up in Ireland, which he also wrote, and Leonardo's Horse. He divides his time between New York City and upstate New York.
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