We have begun reading this book by Jean Lee Latham and totally love it! It is a suspenseful book about the founding of Jamestown. It is told from the perspective of a young nobleman who was "dared to be a man" by Captain John Smith. My kids are loving this book and it certainly gives a different view of the story than the one from Disney's Pocohantas movie. It was hysterical when they realized that Capt. John Smith and Powhatan and even Pocohantas were real people.
I highly recommend this book as a great read aloud.