Home eBooks Roanoke

  • Authored by: G.S. Prentzas
  • From the Series: Lost Worlds and Mysterious Civilizations
  • Trim Size:
  • ISBN-10: 143813911X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-3911-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • Your Price:
    Sign In for Pricing
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 11/01/2011
  • Dewey Number: 975
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 104


In 1587, a group of English colonists landed on Roanoke Island, located on the coast of present-day North Carolina. Financed by influential courtier Sir Walter Raleigh, the colony sought to become England's first permanent settlement in the New World. Raleigh had planned for the colony to settle on the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. The fleet's captain, however, insisted that he could carry the colonists no farther than Roanoke Island. The colony's governor, John White, reluctantly agreed to go back to England with the fleet to obtain more supplies for the colony, but England's war with Spain and other setbacks delayed his return for three years. When he arrived at Roanoke Island in 1590, the island was deserted. The colonists had left behind a cryptic message, but a powerful storm forced the ships carrying White and his supplies to sail back to England before investigating further. Later efforts to find them produced only a few clues about their fate. Historians, writers, and others have developed different theories to explain the mysterious disappearance of Raleigh's Lost Colony. Roanoke explores the questions surrounding this American colony.



Please sign in to see your eBook pricing and to be able to add items to your Cart or Wish List.
Title Your Price Format Status Add to Wish List Add to Cart
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
Easter Island
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
El Dorado
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
The Maya
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In

Standing Order Plan

A Standing Order Plan saves you both time and money without risking a penny of your acquisitions budget. The number of copies you indicate of each new title under the plan you select will automatically as the new edition becomes available. If, for any reason, you wish to cancel your subscription to the plan, please contact our Customer Service Department.

Standing Order Plan available for The World Almanac® for Kids:
Plan WK1 Single-title hardcover edition at 20% discount

You can use this order form (pdf) to sign up for any of our Standing Order Plans, or you can contact our Customer Service Department:

Email: custserv@factsonfile.com
Phone Number (toll-free): 1-800-322-8755
Fax Number (toll-free): 1-800-678-3633

FREE Learning Resources