Samuel Eaton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy

Samuel Eaton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy

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by Kate Waters
     
 

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Young Samuel Eaton has hardly slept from excitement! Today he will do a man's work--helping with his first rye harvest. But as his hands become blistered and the sun beats down, he wonders if he's up to the task. An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists with more than 23,000 hardcover copies sold. Full color.

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Young Samuel Eaton has hardly slept from excitement! Today he will do a man's work--helping with his first rye harvest. But as his hands become blistered and the sun beats down, he wonders if he's up to the task. An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists with more than 23,000 hardcover copies sold. Full color.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Roffino
These color photographs were shot on location at the Plimouth Plantation. Using first person narration, the author takes readers through a typical day of chores and events for Pilgrim youngsters. The devices used in each picture were recreated from actual accounts. Close-ups show the details of how clothes were laced, how fields were harvested, how fences were constructed. Nightcaps , muskets and cauldrons that were routine in yesteryear, now fascinate by their absurdity. Sarah and Samuel were real children who arrived on the Mayflower. Sarah was nine in 1627 and she is mentioned in several Pilgrim journals, although there is no clear date of death. Samuel was seven in '27 and he lived 64 years. Reviewer:
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Plimouth Plantation, the outdoor, living-museum of 17th century Plymouth, Massachusetts, is the locale where Mr. Kendall photographed first Amanda Poole as Sarah (in Sarah Morton's Day), then Roger Burns as Samuel, as they and their colleagues dressed, work, and spoke like the Pilgrims of 1627. Photos and a first-person-singular narrative provide historical verisimilitude. Use a comparison of nine-year-old Sarah's, seven-year-old Samuel's and your elementary-school students' clothes, homes, and sunup-to-sundown activities to stimulate a lively class discussion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606102988
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/1996

Meet the Author


Author Kate Waters was born on September 4, 1951, in Rochester, NY. She went on to earn a B.A. from Newtown College of the Sacred Heart (Boston College) and a M.L.S. from Simmons’ Graduate School of Library and Information Science. She grew up in a big family in which storytelling was very important. She worked as a librarian for ten years at the Boston Public Library. There she became very interested in telling stories to young people and finding out what they enjoyed reading. She moved to New York where she worked on a children’s magazine. While working at the magazine, she started to think about new ways to present history and traditions to children. Her books include pictures of actors depicting the stories Kate writes. In addition, her books have been praised for their content and have won many awards. Kate currently lives in New York City.

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