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Posted November 16, 2006
A Well -Photographed Picture Book
This book is a part of companion, boy/girl pair of books, describing the life of children of the Pilgrims. Samuel Eaton's Day is for boys Sarah Morton's Day is for girls. Both are wonderfully done and very historically accurate. Both are lovingly photographed with child re-enactors, dressed in authentic costumes of the era, playing and doing chores that real children likely did in the Pilgrim era. Some of the photography, particularly those of ocean scenes and life aboard ship are exceptional, among the best in any story-book. The only shortcoming, if it is one, is that the images may be a tad too modern. Here, though, I may be revealing the traditions of my own childhood. My childhood books had either hand-painted color illustrations, or authentic old photographs. They were not digital high-tech, but they looked old, and that had a comfort all its own. Readers might try THE STORY OF THE PILGRIMS, by Katherine & H.L. Ross,which has hand-painted, color illustrations. Or for old historic portraits of the Pilgrim era, try my ROMANCE OF PILGRIMS, a revived tale, originally by Henry Longfellow.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.