In Pat Hermes' sequel to Our Strange New Land, Elizabeth faces harsher times as she records the colony's daily struggle for survival. The My America series will be relaunched with new covers.
The story of the feisty, determined Lizzie of Pat Hermes' Our Strange New Land continues in this installment with the departure of both Captain John Smith and Lizzie's dear friend, Jessie. Facing new challenges, Lizzie records in her new diary all of the challenges that face the struggling colony. As a result of starvation and disease, Lizzie watches hopelessly as many of the settlers die. She records all of this, but even more, she records the intimate lives of the children who remain there, along with that of her new baby sister.---from the publisher
112 pages 78-0439369022 Ages 7-10
Keywords: historical fiction, Colonial times, 17th century, girls and women, survival, disease, death and dying, part of a series, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, starvation, sister