Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 3.2
Lexile Measure®: 360L
Guided Reading: O
- Diaries and Journals
- Historical Fiction
- Death, Grief, Loss
- Early Exploration and Settlements
- Colonial and Revolutionary America
- Social Studies through Literature
About This Book
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.