Raleigh's Page

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Yearling Books, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 328 pages
17 Reviews
ANDREW HAS grown up near the Plymouth docks hearing the sailors talk about America. Knowing that Andrew's heart is set on going to the new world, his father sends him up to London to serve as page in the house of Walter Raleigh. In Queen Elizabeth's court, Raleigh's the strongest voice in favor of fighting with Spain for a position in the New World, and everyone knows that it's just a matter of time before Her Majesty agrees to an expedition. Can Andrew prove himself fit to go on an expedition to the New World?

Meticulously researched and brilliantly crafted, combining fictional characters with historical, Andrew's tale offers up a vivid look at the cloakand- dagger politics of the time and a genuine feel for what it must have been like for the first Europeans to set foot on the beautiful, bountiful, savage shores of America.


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User Review  - Shawn Thrasher - Goodreads

I liked Raleigh's Page immensely. Alan Armstrong has a likably old fashioned storytelling style; Whittington was sort of a Charlotte's Web redesign; Raleigh's Page reminded me in a way of Little House ... Read full review

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User Review  - Beth - Goodreads

A good solid read with interesting characters and plenty of adventure to keep the kids interested but also pretty accurate history with lots of details about daily life in Elizabethan England and the New World. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Alan Armstrong's first book, Whittington, was awarded the Newbery Honor in 2006. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Martha, a painter.


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