|Plot Summary of Sackett's Land|
|"Barnabas Sackett is a modest farmer in the fen land of England. A brief encounter with a sinister nobleman sends Barnabas on an adventure with pirates and lands him in the New World. There begins a yearning for freedom and a dream to build a legacy in the untamed wilderness of America. With the help of loyal friends and a strong willed beauty, can Barnabas survive the Atlantic voyage, the plots of evil Sir Genester, and the dangers of an unknown land?"
Lucy Johnson, Resident Scholar
|"In the year 1599 Barnabas Sackett, son of a soldier and himself a farmer and fisher of the Fen-lands, becomes the obsessive object of an English Nobleman's revenge for an imagined slight and must flee England. He ends up on a ship first as a prisoner and eventually takes over as the Captain. Captain Sackett and his crew sail to the Americas and begin trading with the natives in what later becomes North Carolina.
He becomes an adventurer and a marooned trader trying to survive in an an unsettled New World."
Ron Rodriguez, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Sackett's Land|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 17th century
Exploring into the wild
- trouble with tribes
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- pirate attack!
- Mid-Atlantic states
The Americas (not US):
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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