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A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple (Dear America)
A Journey to the New World The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple - Dear America
Author: Kathryn Lasky
ISBN-13: 9780590502146
ISBN-10: 059050214X
Publication Date: 9/1/1996
Pages: 176
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 83 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
Lasky is my favorite author in this series. She seems to really capture the time and people.
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My daughter loved these books!
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A Journey to the New World is a fantastic addition to the Dear America series. It's an emotional story, but makes you think about how lucky we are to live in this age. I learned so much through the reading of this 'diary' as I do when I read any of them.
They're explorers upon the Mayflower looking to find a land that is safe from England, and it's King. Where they will be free from his laws, and happy together. Though the trip is rough, and many souls are lost they find a way to find what they're looking for, and be happy even though they have lost so much.
Everyone should read it!
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The Dear America series is a great learning tool. Yet another good book enjoyed by myself and my daughter alike.
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The Diary of a girl who is on the Mayflower.
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Very realistic diary novel perfect for both the long and old(er).
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November 9, 1620
2,950 miles sailed
"Land ahoy!"
The call from the crow's nest cracked the dawn. Hummy's and my eyes flew open...we all hurried out. Unable to belive the words, our eyes wide in the half-light of dawn. Several of us crowded against the rail. The sailors saw it first, the faint, dark line against the horizon...But within minutes of searching the horizon with our eyes, Hummy and I began to see the same.
We held each other's hands so tightly and almost dared not to breathe, but minute by minute, the line became firmer and began to thicken. 'Twas not a wisp of a dream but real. It has taken us all of sixty-five days, but finally we are here. This will be the New World and it doth fill my eyes for the first time
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These books are great reads. If you like your history from the perspective of someone who lived in the time and tells a story this is it. A wonderful way to learn without it being too stuffy. This is the second one I have read and it would be a wonderful addition to a classroom. This is part of a series of Diaries from different time periods. The back of the book tells how the story came about and what happened to the individual. While I would say this book could be a great addition to a classroom, adults will also find the story interesting.
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Not sure how accurate this book is--Mem Whipple has some attitude problems.
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Beautiful gift book. This series are great historical novels but for adults like me to refresh my memory or to teach me what I did not know about earlier Americans.

Remember Patience Whipple, called Mem, is a bit frightened at the thought of the New World her family is sailing to on the Mayflower. She hears tales of strange "feathered people" who will attack the settlers. But she has more immediate concerns - the dreadful Billington boys, who mercilessly tease Mem and her friend Hummy, the ever present seasickness, and the daily boredom during the long, tedious sea voyage. But once she arrives in the New World, things become even worse. During the long, cold first winter at Plymouth, many settlers become sick and die. Mem is frightened that her family might be next. When spring comes, she thinks they are safe - until her mother falls ill and dies. Can Mem find the strength and courage to go on without her mother? And can she come to accept her future stepmother, quiet, sad Mistress Potts? What I liked best about this book is that it told what a young girl who sailed on the Mayflower and lived at Plymouth Colony might have thought and done. In making the main character a young girl, the author brought the history to life, and I really like the fictional diary format used in this series - it makes you feel really close to the characters.
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**** Disclaimer! The ISBN lists this book as a hardcover, but the book I'm posting is the paperback version. Same story, different format ****

"Land ahoy!" The call from the crow's nest cracked the dawn. Hummy's and my eyes flew open...we all hurried out. Unable to believe the words, our eyes with in the half-light of dawn. Several of us crowded along the rail. The Sailors saw it first, the faint, dark line against the horizon...but within minutes of searching the horizon with our eyes, Hummy and I began to see the same. We held each other's hands so tightly and almost dared not to breathe, but minute by minute, the line became firmer and began to thicken. 'Twas not a wisp of a dream but real. It has taken us all of sixty-five days, but finally we are here. This be th New World and it doth fill my eyes for the first time.