The Serpent Never Sleeps

The Serpent Never Sleeps

by Scott O'Dell, Spurgeon

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Serena Lynn, age seventeen, turns down an appointment to serve England's King, James I, at court in order to follow her beloved Anthony Foxcroft across the sea to the newly founded colony of Jamestown. But their ship, loaded with much-needed supplies, founders in a hurricane, wrecking Serena and Anthony in Bermuda. By the time they make their way to Jamestown, the colony is in ruins, the people half-starved. Now Serena must go to the Indian princess Pocahontas to plead for the life of the colony — and of the man she loves!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780449703281
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/28/1988
Pages: 183
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 880L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Best known for his historical children’s books, Scott O’Dell (1898-1989) received the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1972 for his contributions to children’s literature. The Island of the Blue Dolphins, based on the true nineteenth century story of a girl left alone on an island for 18 years, won the Newbery Medal in 1961. He was also a Newbery runner-up for three other books: The King’s Fifth, The Black Pearl, and Sing Down the Moon.

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Serpent Never Sleeps 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was assigned 'The Serpent Never Sleeps' for my Reading Class. My teacher hadn't really commented on it, so I wasn't too excited to read it. But never judge a book by it's cover. I started reading 'The Serpent Never Sleeps' the day that I picked it up. From then on, I couldn't put it down! Mr. O'Dell created a masterpiece with this book! I was immediately mesmerized by the fact that I felt I was there with Miss Serena Lynn. I was in the ship on the way to Virginia, I felt the rolling waves. I was there to experience the hunger of the colonists, and the loss of hope. This book is exciting and extremely realistic! It's a tale of adventure, love, and sadness, and I reccomend it to everyone!
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a good story, but it left a few loose ends for me- especially since I expected a certain character to make a reappearance. I also wasn't as interested in its subject matter- Pocahontas. Serena ends up sailing to James town to follow her love, but goes on a mission for Pocahontas, who is sort of the focus, but not really. I would have liked a little more clarity.
Taylor Hover More than 1 year ago
This is very good