John Smith Escapes Again!

John Smith Escapes Again Long before Harry Houdini thrilled the world with his impossible deeds America had produced an escape artist whose biography reads like an adventure novel Many readers will know John Smith as the man

  • Title: John Smith Escapes Again!
  • Author: Rosalyn Schanzer
  • ISBN: 9780792259305
  • Page: 250
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Long before Harry Houdini thrilled the world with his impossible deeds, America had produced an escape artist whose biography reads like an adventure novel Many readers will know John Smith as the man rescued from death by Pocahontas, but Smith s story included a series of fantastic episodes escape from imprisonment, ambush by Indians, attacks by ruthless sea pirates, anLong before Harry Houdini thrilled the world with his impossible deeds, America had produced an escape artist whose biography reads like an adventure novel Many readers will know John Smith as the man rescued from death by Pocahontas, but Smith s story included a series of fantastic episodes escape from imprisonment, ambush by Indians, attacks by ruthless sea pirates, and escapades than seem possible in one life Now, just in time for the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, author Rosalyn Schanzer recounts the full details of John Smith s eventful life in her engaging storytelling style, complemented with a series of entertaining illustrations Smith s role as the president of the pioneering colony of Jamestown is well known to schoolchildren Schanzer s compelling narrative adds the perspective of Smith s English background to his better known adventures in America Readers are given a complete portrait of the intrepid explorer and adventurer, of the fighter whose battling spirit always prevailed, and of the writer whose work was to shape the idea of the American Dream Smith s story is punctuated by several impossibly daring escapes His final escape left us with the rich legacy of his life story through his writings, he escaped the fate of dying unknown He returned to England as a poor man with a rich trove of memories, spending his final years writing the popular books that defined colonial America in tales of excitement and courage.

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    344 thoughts on “John Smith Escapes Again!”

    1. This book is everything a book for young boys should be! Full of exciting adventures! Enticing illustrations! World maps and regional maps where you can follow John's progress! Alternating story forms! Regional maps are presented with numbers and numbered caption boxes to show Smith's movements. Longer stories are then presented that fill out certain adventures. An additional plus is that the book includes both Smith's travels through Europe (exposing readers to the politics, wars, slavery and m [...]


    2. History of John Smith, including his adventures before Jametown.He was lowborn.The author addresses that the book is written from John Smith's point of view. "All stories --even nonfiction ones -- are told from someone's point of view."Some people believe the stories he wrote were exaggerated or 'embroidered' (a common practice at the time). His accounts do match the writings of others. It is believed that Jamestown would not have survived without John Smith. "He was a great leader: touch, hones [...]


    3. You know a book about history is a success when you try to read your five- and three-year-old daughters "Angelina Ballerina" and they say, "Ohhh! Can't we read John Smith instead??"The text and illustrations are excellently researched while being exciting and accessible for young readers. And even I was surprised by how adventure-packed John Smith's life was. I've been telling several adult friends things like, "Hey, did you know that John Smith got captured by pirates/sold as a slave to the Tur [...]


    4. This book is packed full of facts about Jamestown, John Smith, Native Americans, and European history in the 1600s. Ms. Schanzer compresses an astounding amount of information into this book with a flair for story-telling that focuses on the action and bright illustrations that provide incredible historical detail. This book has maps, illustrated timelines, and little-known stories, as well as a bibliography for further reading and a thorough index. A great way to introduce young readers to a pi [...]


    5. This book is jam packed full of information. While the book would be helpful for someone who is researching John Smith, I found the book overwhelming at times. I enjoyed the illustrations and well-researched methodology, but the switching from the tiny print in the graphic format to normal text, annoyed me at times. I also became impatient after John Smith's fourth escape. I can understand the appeal of the book, but it did not float my boat.


    6. 'John Smith Escapes Again" tells the story of a man that was once born in Olde England in the year of 1850 that went through many "great escapes". In this story you will see some of John's courageous decisions and where these decisions lead him. You may even recognize him as being the one saved from the one and only,Pocahontas. He was on the verge of loosing his life once but on the rest of these dangerous withdraws, will John escape every time, or will he not make it aliveRTNEI BROWN


    7. Very interesting and well told. I'd rather give it 3 1/2 stars. Although I understand the pictures were well researched, I still think some kids might find them hurtful (the Turk in particular). Also referring to Pocahontas as pretty it was an unnecessary adjective and debatable accuracy.


    8. I love Rosalyn Schanzer's work. She uses engaging illustrations and is one of the few authors I know that gives accurate, historical information beautifully in a picture book form. Her work stands out among her peers.


    9. John Smith was an interesting character: supposedly as popular George Washington before the Civil War. He was a quick thinking, charismatic adventurer with a flair for exageration. I love how the author describes him; she does describe him well. Excellent read for 3rd grade and up.



    10. Great book! I enjoyed learning more about John Smith than I had ever learned in school. Children 4 and up would find this book interesting, I think.




    11. my kids loved this. Bridget and Nora asked to read it several times a day. Joe and I learned some new things and went off on adventures after reading this. ;)


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