Sackett's Land Book Summary and Study Guide

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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.
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He becomes an adventurer and a marooned trader trying to survive in an an unsettled New World.
The review of this Book prepared by Ron Rodriguez

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?
The review of this Book prepared by Lucy Johnson

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Plot & Themes

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:    -   1600-1899 Exploring into the wild    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   shipwreck    -   trouble with tribes Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Water adventure    -   Yes Water:    -   pirate attack! Terrain    -   Forest

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   farmer    -   explorer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American    -   British


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Mid-Atlantic states Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK The Americas (not US):    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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