Book Reviews of The Journal of Jasper Jonathan Pierce : A Pilgrim Boy

The Journal of Jasper Jonathan Pierce : A Pilgrim Boy
The Journal of Jasper Jonathan Pierce A Pilgrim Boy
Author: Ann Rinaldi
ISBN-13: 9780439445566
ISBN-10: 0439445566
Pages: 155
Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
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4.8 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
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While many people are familiar with the history of the Pilgrims, popular historical novelist Ann Rinaldi (The Last Silk Dress and A Break With Charity: A Story About the Salem Witch Trials) delves far deeper into the day-to-day life of these brave pioneers. Beleaguered by internal strife and sickness, the passengers and crew of the Mayflower arrived in Plymouth ill-equipped to last the winter. With the help of several Indians who befriended the settlers, many survived, although a number of them died. Viewed through the eyes of 14-year-old Jasper, who records the events of his first 15 months in America in his journal, the Pilgrims' experiences take on a fresh, current feel. Although Jasper is a fictional character, the other characters in the story were real people, and the events are soundly based on factual accounts. Encounters with Pilgrim bullies, the suicide of one woman, and blow-by-blow details of the hardships endured make this an exciting, intelligent addition to the excellent My Name Is America series. (Ages 9 to 12)
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My son loved this book.