|Twelve-year-old Nicolas de La Salle and his family sailed to La Louisiane (French Louisiana) with Governor Iberville to start a French settlement on the Gulf coast. Nicolas's father was with the explorer, Robert Cavelier de La Salle, when he reached ...|
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Twelve-year-old Nicolas de La Salle and his family sailed to La Louisiane (French Louisiana) with Governor Iberville to start a French settlement on the Gulf coast. Nicolas's father was with the explorer, Robert Cavelier de La Salle, when he reached the mouth of the Mississippi River in 1682 and claimed the vast territory for France.
Now with high hopes for a better life, Nicolas's family has come to La Mobile to help the young leader, Bienville, build the capital of La Louisiane. Will Nicolas be able to live up to his father's expectations and become brave and trustworthy? Will he solve the mystery of the massacre?
Massacre Island is present-day Dauphin Island, Alabama.
||Anne Chancey Dalton|
||Black Swans Books|
||January 01, 2002|
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Let's hear it for the Bone pickers!Nov 13, 2003
My name is Alyssa. I like reading and that's how I came across Massacre Island.It's a very interesting book. My favorite part is is when Nicholas first sees an Indian. I think the Bone Pickers are cool and I really like how they are descibed. That is also one of my favorite parts of the book. It's very old fashioned and it makes me think of American history but it's a lot more fun than American History. I would rate it a number 1 history book.
Fascinating Read for Children and Adults!Jul 09, 2012
"Jerrye Sumrall, Author of The Bayshore Mysteries"
I can highly recommend Anne Dalton's book, Massacre Island. Although I live in the area where the story took place, it would be interesting to anyone who enjoys history. The author gives a vivid portrayal, through the eyes of a twelve-year-old boy, of the day-to-day life of the Indians and the French explorers who settled what is now Dauphin Island, in Mobile County, Alabama
The author's use of authentic details, and excellent storytelling skills brought Massacre Island to life. I felt as if I was right there sharing the adventure. It is a fascinating read for children or adults.
*Be sure to read the author's other excellent books, Dream Ghost and Jeremiah A. Denton.