Synopses & Reviews
Amanda Freebold doesn't know what to do. Her father left three years ago for the new colony of Jamestown, in America, thousands of miles away. All Amanda has to remember him by is a little brass lion's head he gave his family to guard them while he is gone. Now her mother has just died, leaving Amanda to take care of her younger brother and sister.
As head of the family, Amanda finally decides to take her brother and sister to America to find Father. The ocean crossing is long and hard, and the children don't know whom to trust. But with the lion's head to guard them, Amanda Knows that somehow everything will work out fine.
A favorite author uses an actual incident from 1609 to base a story of three impoverished children left alone in London who make their way to the Virginia colony in search of their father. . . . Fine engrossing historical fiction. TE.
Notable 1981 Children s Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
Children's Books of 1981 (Library of Congress)
About the Author
Clyde Robert Bulla is the author of over fifty books for children including The Secret Valley and The Story of Valentines Day. He has been writing since 1946 when he published his first book, The Donkey Cart. Mr. Bulla was the first recipient of the Southern California Council on Childrens Literature award for distinguished contribution to the field. He lives in Los Angeles, California.