A Journey to the New World: The Story of Remember Patience Whipple, Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1620 (Dear America Series)

A Journey to the New World: The Story of Remember Patience Whipple, Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1620 (Dear America Series)

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by Kathryn Lasky
     
 

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Twelve-year-old Remember Patience Whipple ("Mem" for short) has just arrived in the New World with her parents after a grueling 65-day journey on the MAYFLOWER.

Mem has an irrepressible spirit, and leaps headfirst into life in her new home. Despite harsh conditions, Mem is fearless. She helps to care for the sick and wants more than anything to meet and befriend

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Twelve-year-old Remember Patience Whipple ("Mem" for short) has just arrived in the New World with her parents after a grueling 65-day journey on the MAYFLOWER.

Mem has an irrepressible spirit, and leaps headfirst into life in her new home. Despite harsh conditions, Mem is fearless. She helps to care for the sick and wants more than anything to meet and befriend a Native American.

Her wish comes true when she meets Squanto, who helps Mem and her family face a year of trial, tragedy, and thanksgiving.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545238014
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Series:
Dear America Series
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
121,786
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Kathryn Lasky is the Newbery Honor-winning author of over one hundred books for children and young adults. Her beloved Guardians of Ga’Hoole fantasy series has sold more than 4 million copies, and she is the author of the Daughters of the Sea series, the Wolves of the Beyond series, as well as A TIME FOR COURAGE and other Dear America titles. Kathryn has also written a number of critically acclaimed nonfiction titles, such as BEYOND THE BURNING TIME and TRUE NORTH. She lives with her husband in Cambridge, MA.

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Journey to The New World 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Touching and anspiring when her mother died i felt so sorry for remember but then i remembered that her mother let her maker take her bless her soul
ViannaMarks More than 1 year ago
I read it in school. It was a really great book. It was super amazing writing skils. Awesomeness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favoite books! Mem's name is not strang it is a common name back then. I really think you should read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a way to see how the people who were on the Mayflower felt as they traveled across the ocean to the New World. Once they reach land it is a whole new world for Remeber Patientce Whipple and her family. There are houses to build and water to haul all during this harsh cold winter. Many lives were lost that winter and families were left greiving in their unfinished homes. Children helped as much as possible but it seemed as though they were getting nowhere with their work. In summer they got to rejoice with the Indians and that is how this holiday Thanksgiving came to be.
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Strange name
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Love this book. Its the best Dear America book i hav read so far! My fav Dear America! Read it please! It really captures what the voyage was like for the people on the May Flower!
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I thought it was perfect for kids my age awesome for plymouth
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This was a wonderfurl book to read it was a magnificent and #1 in the books i read my daughter loved this book like i did
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queenpanda0 More than 1 year ago
Twelve Year old Patience and her family have set out on the journey from Europe to the New World on the Mayflower. She weathers the storms, and seaseickness. They finally reach land only to discover that conditions are no better, she tries her best to get through the days, to only lose her mother at death's door, and her best friend who goes back to Europe. How can a young girl survive? Kathryn Lasky has out done her self ont his historical Diary. She has showed every emotion that a young girl would be going through losing those close to her, in a world she wasn't exactly sure of. Everyone, no matter their age will love this diary, and I recommend it to all. It is the greatest book I have read concerning the mayflower.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
After more than two months and over 2,900 miles, Remember Whipple and her family arrive in the New World with the rest of the passengers and crew aboard the famed Mayflower. The Whipple family is part of a religious group known as the Saints that left Holland to find religious freedom in this far away place. The Mayflower first came ashore off Cape Cod. Women and children were left on the ship while the men explored. It was determined that the area was not their true destination, and they set sail for a neighboring region. The Pilgrims finally settled in a place Remember refers to as Plimoth. At the start of the voyage, Remember's mother gives her a handmade diary and encourages her young daughter to record the events of the journey. What follows is a fascinating account of the treacherous trip across the Atlantic. The sea voyage was extremely uncomfortable and deadly. Many passengers didn't live to set foot in the New World. Remember was one of the lucky few whose entire family survived the journey. Once in the New World, the settlers were faced with even greater challenges. They arrived at the start of winter, so sickness continued to decrease their numbers, and the shortage of food presented further problems. Although Remember writes of being excited to see and meet the Indians, the men of the group prepared to deal with a possible unfriendly welcome from the natives. Author Kathryn Lasky paints an incredible picture of these brave pioneers. She describes the investors who gambled that the pilgrims would make the voyage, create a settlement, and then produce products that would be returned by ship to repay their investment. Lasky turns this well-known story into a suspenseful adventure told by a courageous young girl. A JOURNEY TO THE NEW WORLD is a welcome addition to the DEAR AMERICA series.
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EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
With a well-developed protagonist and storyline this novel is sure to grab and hold readers attention. The protagonist explains the trip to America in her own words and how she felt about what was happening around her during the first days in America as well as the sail to the New World. Step back to 1620 through the "eyes" of the protagonist and voyage on the Mayflower to the land on the other side of the world in "Dear America The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple: A Journey to the New World, Mayflower 1620" by Kathryn Lasky.
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