Set in the 19th Century America, "The Lost Colony" takes place on a mysterious island unknown to the rest of the world. No one knows it exists except its citizens, a colourful and outrageous band of capitalists, inventors, hucksters and freemen. They jealously guard the island's fantastic wealth from the prying fingers of the outside world, even as they conceal its captivating secrets from each other. "The Lost Colony" is a boiling concoction of slavery, patriotism, religion and greed - in many ways, the story of America itself. The first in an addictive new series for readers of all ages, "The Lost Colony" is a self-contained world filled with endearing and memorable characters, whose hilarious foibles overlay a plot that resonates with America's own historical struggles with issues such as profiteering, racism and slavery. Thoughtfully written, richly illustrated and always hilarious, "The Lost Colony" welcomes you into a new world.
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press