Searching for Virginia Dare

On the Trail of the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island
Author: Marjorie Hudson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781935708872
Category: History
Page: 214
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Marjorie Hudson continues her search for Virginia Dare, the first English child born on American soil, who disappeared with the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island more than 425 years ago. In this second edition, Hudson takes us deeper into her research and travels, bringing us closer to her discoveries, both old and new.

Searching for Virginia Dare


Author: Marjorie Hudson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780979304965
Category: History
Page: 169
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In 1587 America's first English child was born in a remote island wilderness. They named her Virginia Dare. Soon after her birth, Virginia and more than a hundred men, women, and children disappeared. Weaving research and interview, memory and imagination, Hudson's tale is a spellbinding journey into the mysteries of the Lost Colony.

Searching for Virginia Dare

A Fool's Errand
Author: Marjorie Hudson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781928556343
Category: History
Page: 181
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The disappearance of the infant Virginia Dare, the first English child born on American soil, has dogged historians for more than four centuries. All we know is that she was born, baptized, and abandoned, within a two-week period, on the shores of the Outer Banks. Fiction writers, poets, politicians, and archeologists have all taken stabs at solving the mystery: What became of Virginia Dare and the Lost Colony? Inspired by legends, hoaxes, and reports of blue-eyed Indians, author Marjorie Hudson leaves behind the dusty tomes of the library and begins her quest to find an answer. In her pursuit, Hudson delves into ships' logs, talks to scholars, visits archeological sites, and gets chased up the coast by a major hurricane. Following the trail of Virginia's family, she stumbles upon cotton fields ragged with neglect; the Great Dismal Swamp, "dripping with spotted snakes"; and back roads that lead to towns with names like Waterlily. Undaunted by the appearance of a mystery writer in a white jumpsuit and a matching white helicopter, she continues her search across eastern North Carolina and Virginia.

The Secret Token

Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke
Author: Andrew Lawler
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 038554202X
Category: History
Page: 448
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A sweeping account of America's oldest unsolved mystery, the people racing to unearth its answer, and the sobering truths--about race, gender, and immigration--exposed by the Lost Colony of Roanoke In 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina. Chartered by Queen Elizabeth I, their colony was to establish England's first foothold in the New World. But when the colony's leader, John White, returned to Roanoke from a resupply mission, his settlers were nowhere to be found. They left behind only a single clue--a "secret token" carved into a tree. Neither White nor any other European laid eyes on the colonists again. What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? For four hundred years, that question has consumed historians and amateur sleuths, leading only to dead ends and hoaxes. But after a chance encounter with a British archaeologist, journalist Andrew Lawler discovered that solid answers to the mystery were within reach. He set out to unravel the enigma of the lost settlers, accompanying competing researchers, each hoping to be the first to solve its riddle. In the course of his journey, Lawler encounters a host of characters obsessed with the colonists and their fate, and he determines why the Lost Colony continues to haunt our national consciousness. Thrilling and absorbing, The Secret Token offers a new understanding not just of the first English settlement in the New World but of how its disappearance continues to define--and divide--America.

Accidental Birds of the Carolinas


Author: Marjorie Hudson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781935708308
Category: Fiction
Page: 218
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Like birds blown off course, the characters in these stories need a place to roost-somewhere to settle long enough to repair their ragged hearts-and they find it near the banks of the mythical Sissipahaw River. In the centerpiece story, an eighteenth-century Eno Indian tells of the fiery fate of his adopted father, English explorer John Lawson. In the surrounding stories, the age-old conflicts between newcomer and old-timer play out as twenty-first century retirees, carnies, runaways, heartbroken women, and farmers stumble into new lives and new insights in Ambler County, North Carolina. "Hudson's prose is pure as birdsong," says novelist Doris Betts. "These fine stories of change and discovery are a field guide to the human species in transition."

The White Doe

The Fate of Virginia Dare; an Indian Legend
Author: Sallie Southall Cotten
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Indians of North America
Page: 85
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Carolina Home


Author: Virginia Kantra
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101586931
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Home to the Fletcher family for generations, Dare Island is a fishing village rocked by changing times--its traditions slipping away like sands of the North Carolina coast. Single dad and fishing boat captain Matt Fletcher deferred his own dreams to support his innkeeper parents and build a future for his sixteen-year-old son. Matt has learned to weather life's storms by steering a steady emotional course...and keeping a commitment-free approach to love. Newcomer Allison Carter came to Dare Island to escape the emotional demands of her wealthy family. The young teacher aims to build a life here, to make a lasting place for herself. She doesn't want to be another Woman Who Once Dated Matt Fletcher. It's both tempting and dangerous to believe she can be something more. Then Matt's brother Luke makes a sudden return home, with a child of his own--and a request that will change all their lives. With a child's welfare at stake, Matt must turn to Allison to teach him to let go of the past, open his eyes...and follow his heart.

The Mystery of the Lost Colony


Author: Carole Marsh
Publisher: Gallopade International
ISBN: 0635076071
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
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When you purchase the Library Bound mystery you will receive FREE online eBook access! Carole Marsh Mystery Online eBooks are an easy, effective, and immediate way to read your favorite Carole Marsh Mystery on the go! Each web-hosted Online eBook is filled with the same exact pages as the book, plus additional features like pages that "flip" with a fun sound as you read, a full chapter directory, full-screen and thumbnail viewing capabilities, and more! ¥ Online eBooks allow readers to access their book anytime, from anywhere - by using a computer, tablet, or other device with Internet access. ¥ They require NO additional access or hosting fees ¥ When you purchase a library bound Carole Marsh Mystery book, you get unlimited access to the Online eBook version for FREE. ¥ You don't need to download Online eBooks¥ They are available to you online 24/7! ¥ Online eBooksare available exclusively from Gallopade, and are compatible with Macs, PC, iPad, and other devices with Internet access. Mimi tells Christina and Grant a mystery story about North Carolina's Lost Colony, complete with two boisterous boys, kidnapped coins, a foggy graveyard, a missing friend and a moonlight trip on an old sailing ship! LOOK what's inside this mystery - people, places, history and more! PLACES - North Carolina: Manteo's waterfront area ¥ The Graveyard, Manteo ¥ Kill Devil Hills ¥ Sharktooth Sea ¥ Rodanthe ¥ Roanoke Sound ¥ Shallowbag Bay on Ice Plant Island ¥ Wingina, Chief of the Indians ¥ Ocracoke Island Wild Ponies and Island Inn ¥ Elizabeth II; Dimensions, Materials used, design. PEOPLE: Sir Walter Raleigh ¥ John White ¥ Eleanor Dare ¥ Virginia Dare ¥ Queen Elizabeth Blackbeard the Pirate ¥ Mighty Midgetts of Chicamacomico ¥ The Werowance. HISTORY: Legend of the Banks Pony ¥ Elizabeth II ¥ Difficulties in survival in the New World: Food and Habitat. Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.4 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 140441 Lexile Measure: 890 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40

M is for Mountain State

A West Virginia Alphabet
Author: Mary Ann McCabe Riehle
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 1585367559
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
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With its multitude of mountains and the highest elevation east of the Rockies, it's no wonder West Virginia's nickname is the "Mountain State." Abundant natural resources make it a leader in both industry and recreation, from glassmaking to rock climbing. Historic sites and sights include Harper's Ferry and the annual Native American Pow Wow, along with Lost World Caverns and White Sulphur Springs. Noteworthy West Virginians include Chuck Yeager and Olympian Mary Lou Retton. Mary Ann McCabe Riehle learned to appreciate the importance of reading and writing while growing up in the neighboring state of Kentucky. She graduated from Xavier University with a degree in Communication Arts and Education and has been a featured author and guest speaker at reading, writing, and library conferences. Mary Ann lives in Michigan with her husband, two daughters and their dog, Bisbee. Laura J. Bryant attended the Maryland Institute of Art and spent many years working in the display industry, which involved both illustrating, and designing scenery for projects including stage backdrops and corporate galas. She currently devotes all of her attention to the creation of children's books. Laura's other titles include A Fairy in a Dairy, Smudge Bunny, and the bestselling book God Gave Us You. Laura and her husband live in Mathias, West Virginia.

Roanoke

Solving the Riddle of England's Lost Colony
Author: Lee Miller
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 147352184X
Category: History
Page: 384
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November 1587. A report reaches London that Sir Walter Raleigh's expedition, which has left England months before to land the first English settlers in America, has foundered. Something has gone very wrong and the colony - 116 men, women and children - are in trouble. There will be no rescue: before help can reach them, all will vanish without trace. Were the Lost Colonists the victims of accident or of deliberate sabotage? Did they starve to death for lack of supplies or were they murdered by Indians? Their Governor, John White, admitted that they had enemies - powerful enemies who might want them dead. This remarkable work of historical detection establishes beyond doubt that the tragedy of the Lost Colony did not begin in far away Roanoke, but within the walls of Westminster - in the inner circle of Queen Elizabeth's government. Burghley, Walsingham, Leicester, Hatton, Essex - all had reasons to want Raleigh's mission to fail. Lee Miller examines the evidence and tells an astonishing story. After 400 years, the riddle of England's Lost Colony is brilliantly solved.

Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk


Author: Megan McDonald
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763663948
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 144
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Stink and his friends try to earn money to buy the latest book in the Nightmare on Zombie Street series and go to the book release party.

Carolina Dreaming


Author: Virginia Kantra
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 0425269701
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Gabe Murphy arrives on Dare Island looking to begin rebuilding his life and bakery owner Jane Clark may just give him a reason to stay for good.

The Lost Rocks

The Dare Stones and the Unsolved Mystery of Sir Walter Raleigh's Lost Colony
Author: David La Vere,Laurie Murphy
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 0983523614
Category: History
Page: 288
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What if the 1587 Lost Colony of Roanoke was not lost? What if the survivors left Roanoke Island, North Carolina and found their way to Georgia? That is the scenario scholars contemplated when a series of engraved stones were found in the 1930's. The first, found near the Chowan River in North Carolina, claimed that Eleanor Dare and a few other settlers had made their way inland after an Indian attack wiped out the rest of the colony. Among the dead were Eleanor's daughter, Virginia Dare, the first English child born in North America, and Eleanor's husband Ananias. The remaining Dare Stones, more than forty in number, told a fantastic tale of how Eleanor and the survivors made their way overland, first to South Carolina, and then to Georgia. If true, North Carolina stood to lose one of its most cherished historical legends. Author David La Vere weaves the story of the Dare Stones with that of the Lost Colony of Roanoke in a tale that will fire your imagination and give you pause at the same time. In this true story that shook the world during the 1930s and early 1940s, the question on everyone's mind was: Had the greatest American mystery - the Lost Colony - finally been solved?

The Lost Colony

A Symphonic Drama of American History
Author: Paul Green
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469619512
Category: Drama
Page: 160
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In 1937, The Lost Colony, Paul Green's dramatic retelling of the founding and mysterious disappearance of the Roanoke Island colony, opened to standing-room-only audiences and rave reviews. Since then, the beloved outdoor drama has played to more than 3 million people, and it is still going strong. Produced by the Roanoke Island Historical Association at the Waterside Theater near Manteo, North Carolina, The Lost Colony has run for more than sixty summers almost without interruption. (Production was suspended during World War II, when the threat of German submarines prowling the coast made an extended blackout necessary.) The model for modern outdoor theater, The Lost Colony combines song, dance, drama, special effects, and music to breathe life into shadowy legend. This rendering of the play's text, edited and with an introduction by Laurence Avery, brings this pioneering work back into print.

The Lost Colony of Roanoke

New Perspectives
Author: Brandon Fullam
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476667861
Category: History
Page: 268
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When Governor John White sailed for England from Roanoke Island in August 1587, he left behind more than 100 men, women and children. They were never seen again by Europeans. For more than four centuries the fate of the Roanoke colony has remained a mystery, despite the many attempts to construct a satisfactory scientific explanation. New research suggests that all past and present theories are based upon a series of erroneous assumptions that have persisted for centuries. Through a close examination of the early accounts, previously unknown or unexamined documents and native Algonquian oral tradition, this book deconstructs the traditional theories. What emerges is a fresh narrative of the activities, challenges, disappointments and ultimate fate of the Lost Colony.

Carolina Man


Author: Virginia Kantra
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101631104
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Meet the Fletchers of Dare Island Steady Matt, the son who stayed Ambitious Meg, the daughter who never looked back And warrior Luke, the Marine who never expected to return. A heartwarming new novel in New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra’s beloved series about family ties, second chances, and the power of love… Marine Luke Fletcher is determined to do his duty—first to his country and now to his ten-year-old daughter, the unexpected legacy of a high school girlfriend. But his homecoming to Dare Island in North Carolina's Outer Banks challenges his plans for the future and forces him to face everything that's missing in his life. He wasn't prepared to lose his heart to this child he never knew. Or to fall hard for coolly reserved small town lawyer Kate Dolan. Former military brat Kate knows Marines can make lousy fathers...and she's got the scars to prove it. Giving her heart to a man who's bent on leaving seems one sure way to have it broken. Now, no matter what it takes, Luke must prove to Kate and to his daughter that Semper Fi is more than a motto—and to himself that there’s more than one way to be a hero.

Mockingbird


Author: Kathryn Erskine
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1409541673
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 256
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Caitlin misses her brother every day. Since his death in a school shooting, she has no one to explain the world to her. And for Caitlin, the world is a confusing place. She hates it when colours get mixed up, prefers everything to be black-and-white, and needs to check her Facial Expressions Chart to understand emotions. So when Caitlin reads the definition of “closure”, she decides that’s what she needs. And as she struggles to find it, a world of colour begins to enter her black-and-white life...

Sabotaged


Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442406469
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 384
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After helping Chip and Alex survive 15th-century London, Jonah and Katherine are summoned to help another missing child, Andrea, face her fate. Andrea is really Virginia Dare, from the Lost Colony of Roanoke. Jonah and Katherine are confident in their ability to help Andrea fix history, but when their journey goes dangerously awry, they realize that they may be in over their heads: They’ve landed in the wrong time period. Andrea doesn’t seem that interested in leaving the past. And even worse, it appears that someone has deliberately sabotaged their mission....