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A Pioneer Sampler : The Daily Life of a Pioneer Family in 1840
A Pioneer Sampler The Daily Life of a Pioneer Family in 1840
Author: Barbara Greenwood
ISBN-13: 9780395715406
ISBN-10: 0395715407
Publication Date: 3/27/1995
Pages: 240
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Book Type: Hardcover
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This is a very informative book on life during the 1800's. It includes fun hands-on activities for children like making butter and cheese.
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5-8?Greenwood introduces the fictional Robertsons and, through the family's activities, describes the details of everyday life on the frontier circa 1840. This mix of story and information makes the book a natural for use in whole-language classrooms. Report writers in traditional programs will find useful facts and diagrams tucked in between the fictional segments. Food, clothing, schooling, social life, household equipment, building, and more are covered in the wide-ranging text. The detailed black-and-white drawings are both decorative and informative. Edwin Tunis covers a wider range of topics in Frontier Living (Crowell, 1976) for a slightly older audience. For younger readers, Raymond Bial's Frontier Home (Houghton, 1993) has a narrower focus; his full-color photographs of actual (and reproduced) artifacts add interest. Where pioneer living is part of the curriculum and for readers fascinated by the time period, Greenwood's title will be a welcome and useful addition