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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This bestselling photographic Thanksgiving picture book is now available in paperback!

Samuel Eaton is a young boy living in an early American settlement in the year 1627, and today is the day he will help with his first rye harvest! If he can prove to his father he's up to the task, he will be able to help with all of the harvest. But harvesting rye is even

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This bestselling photographic Thanksgiving picture book is now available in paperback!

Samuel Eaton is a young boy living in an early American settlement in the year 1627, and today is the day he will help with his first rye harvest! If he can prove to his father he's up to the task, he will be able to help with all of the harvest. But harvesting rye is even more difficult than he expected. Was he foolish to think he could do a man's work?

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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:
9780590480536
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/1996
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
248,300
Product dimensions:
8.12(w) x 10.04(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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