Who's Saying What in Jamestown, Thomas Savage? (Hardcover)

By Jean Fritz, Sally Wern Comport (Illustrator)

Putnam Juvenile, 9780399246449, 64pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2007



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.

About the Author

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.