Jamestown, John Smith and Pocahontas


This book traces the dangers and adventures surrounding the history of the first permanent British settlement in America, highlighting the roles played by John Smith, Pocahontas, and other individuals. Reviewers found that there is "an amazing amount of information about a century of American history that is usually covered in a few pages... it's not just another re-hash of the same facts we have seen so many times before. Book Report calls it "Highly Recommended."
(Jamestown is where the author's father's family first landed in America - in l760. I loved visiting it for research!)

Reviews:



"Edwards has collected an amazing amount of information about a century of American history that is usually covered in a few pages. She is quite candid in describing the Europeans' treatment of the American Indians, and vice versa. The wealth of details about the personalities of the time is what makes this book worth buying; it's not just another re-hash of the same facts we have seen so many times before.
If the reader could afford only one title on this subject, this is it. Excellent, superior in every way; should be included in all collections."

The Book Report


Middle Grade Historical Fiction

The second of the trilogy on the Civilian Conservation Corps and Will Ryan. A dangerous wildfire on Ascutney Mountain, an unexpected blizzard, secrets from the past, and the new girl at school are just some of the challenges facing Will
Middle Grade Historical Fiction
Subtitled "The Adventures of Will Ryan and the Civilian Conservation Corps, this is the first of three books starring Will Ryan and his friends in the CCC. See full description by clicking on the title "Invasion...."
Final book in the "Will and the CCC" series on the Civilian Conservation Corps. The Ascutney CCC company finishes the road to the top of the mountain, Will saves the lives of hikers and a house about to be consumed by fire, he tours Coolidge State Park. Will and Carrie, nearing the end of high school and readying for college, realize their friendship has grown into something they want to last the rest of their livestrilogy
Children’s Historical
“The narrator’s undimmed enthusiasm for new sights and experiences lends rare immediacy...”
--Booklist
Non-Fiction, Adult, Psychology
This is a book about survival - of trauma, of the beliefs and defenses we form around that hurt, and how we can change ourselves and our lives for fulfillment and happiness.
Middle School/High School History
“Provides a glimpse into the struggles Hudson and his men met...[a] sense of immediacy and life!”
--Children’s Literature Review