Book Reviews of People of the Breaking Day (Aladdin Picture Books)

People of the Breaking Day (Aladdin Picture Books)
People of the Breaking Day - Aladdin Picture Books
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ISBN-13: 9780689816840
ISBN-10: 0689816847
Publication Date: 9/1/1997
Pages: 48
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
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Publisher: Aladdin
Book Type: Paperback
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I liked this book . I think it is a must for anyone studying early america, the pilgrims or Colonial America.

From School Library Journal
Grade 2-5 --With the scholarship and sensitivity she brought to her presentation of The Pilgrims of Plimoth (Atheneum, 1986), Sewall tells the story of The People of the Breaking Day , the Wampanoag nation of Southeastern Massachusetts before the English settlers arrived. Using a collective narrative voice, she tells readers of all aspects of life within the tribe and describes the place of each member within the close-knit society. Chock-full of details of hunting, farming, and survival skills, as well as recreational and spiritual activities, she uses the seasonal cycles and also generational cycles to create a colorful prose poem about these native people and their rich cultural heritage. Her vibrant, almost impressionistic paintings, set against a stunning backdrop of New England wilderness, capture the very essence of these proud, industrious people and introduce readers to their unique, harmonious relationship with the natural world. Informative and inspirational.
- Luann Toth, School Library Journal
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