another well written book by Daugherty. Written very well.
Kids enjoyed this, no complaints from them about reading it
This is a scholastic book that tells the story of the pilgrims. Targeted for ages 8-12
In England in the early 1600s, everyone was forced to join the Church of England. Young William Bradford and his friends believed they had every right to belong to whichever church they wanted. In the name of religious freedom, they fled to Holland, then sailed to America to start a new life. But the winter was harsh, and before a year passed, half the settlers had died. Yet, through hard work and strong faith, a tough group of Pilgrims did survive. Their belief in freedom of religion became an American ideal that still lives on today.
James Daugherty draws on the Pilgrims' own journals to give a fresh and moving account of their life and traditions, their quest for religious freedom, and the founding of one of our nation's most beloved holidaysThanksgiving.
This book is used in Sonlight 7 (now Core 100)
This book is a great addition to our classical curriculum.
This book is a quick and easy read.I found to be so good, I can't part with it just yet. It tells a good story that holds your interest. An excellent book for teaching and learning about how the pilgrims came to this country and made their start. I didn't want it to end. You find yourself wondering how these brave people continued to make it through the hard winters. Many times ships would continue to bring more people and yet no provisions. I can't imagine the strength it took to hack it out in the wilderness baring their children along the way. A must read for anyone looking to see how it alll came to be. The indians were so helpful.It is such a crime that in later centuries the white people forgot they couldn't have gotten anywhere without the aide of such a womderful people.
This is a GREAT history book. Landmark does a good job of telling the real history that we so often miss. This story is an inspiring account of those that sacrificed all to have religious freedom, and those that did not have the guts to stay and get the job done. Not all were strong enough or faithful enough to do so. And many lost their lives in the effort.
This book gave me the desire to further research and read about the individual lives of these founders. It gives a true picture of the sacrifice and hardship they faced, and their courageous characters.