A Lion to Guard Us
A Lion to Guard Us

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Annotation: Left on their own in London, three impoverished children draw upon their resources to stay together and make their way to the Virginia colony in search of their father.
Catalog Number: #177500
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Publisher: HarperCollins
Copyright Date: 1981
Edition Date: 1989
Illustrator: Chessare, Michele,
Pages: viii, 117 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-06-440333-5 Perma-Bound: 0-8000-1792-7
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-06-440333-7 Perma-Bound: 978-0-8000-1792-7
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 80002455
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
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Word Count: 14,257
Reading Level: 2.9
Interest Level: 3-6
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 2.9 / points: 2.0 / quiz: 672 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:3.9 / points:3.0 / quiz:Q06897
Lexile: 570L
Guided Reading Level: P
Fountas & Pinnell: P

The inspiring classic that The New Yorker called "an exciting tale [with] top-notch writing," about one girl facing harsh conditions and huge responsibility as she brings her family to the American colonies. 

Featuring a heroine with faith, courage, and a great deal of grit, this acclaimed historical fiction novel portrays the realities faced by three children hoping to find a new home in an unknown land.

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. But now that her mother has died, Amanda is left to take care of her younger brother and sister all alone back in England.

As the new 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 her father's little brass lion's head to guard them, Amanda knows that somehow everything will work out.


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