cover image James Towne: Struggle for Survival

James Towne: Struggle for Survival

Marcia Sewall. Atheneum Books, $18.99 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-689-81814-1

Marcia Sewall's James Towne: Struggle for Survival, told from the point of view of a settler, tracks the early days of Jamestown, Va. An economical text and Sewall's dramatic watercolor-and-ink illustrations chronicle the 1606 voyage from England, Captain John Smith's election as president of the colony and Pocahontas's famous intervention on Smith's behalf. (May)