Skippack School

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With his German family, Eli crosses the Atlantic on The Charming Nancy. From Philadelphia, oxen pull their wagon into Penn's Woods, where they make their new home in the Skippack area. Eli loves outdoor work and play, but Mom says he must go to school. Though Eli expects the teacher to be cross, Master Christopher Dock is kind, firm, and patient. 92 pages.

In 1750 in Pennsylvania, mischievous young Eli, recently arrived with his Mennonite family from Germany, tries ...

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Overview

With his German family, Eli crosses the Atlantic on The Charming Nancy. From Philadelphia, oxen pull their wagon into Penn's Woods, where they make their new home in the Skippack area. Eli loves outdoor work and play, but Mom says he must go to school. Though Eli expects the teacher to be cross, Master Christopher Dock is kind, firm, and patient. 92 pages.

In 1750 in Pennsylvania, mischievous young Eli, recently arrived with his Mennonite family from Germany, tries to adjust to his new life and especially to the teaching methods of his schoolteacher, Christopher Dock.

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Children's Literature - Carolyn Mott Ford
It is 1750. After ten long weeks of a sometimes hazardous and often uncomfortable ocean voyage, Eli and his family arrive in Pennsylvania. Cousin Jacob then takes them by wagon from Philadelphia and through German Town to an area called Skeback or Skippack. The neighbors help them build a home in Penn's Woods. Eli learns much about woodworking, and he plans to make Momma a bench from leftover boards. Eli likes his new home, but he dreads going to school. However, he soon finds that the schoolmaster, Christopher Dock, is a kind man, and he makes friends in the school. Despite his respectful upbringing, Eli manages to get himself into a bit of trouble, and Momma's bench must be sold to pay for a broken window. Along with reading, writing, and arithmetic, Eli learns many lessons about life. This story will help kids to be aware of how others have lived and teach them more than is obvious on the printed page. Reviewer: Carolyn Mott Ford
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780836191240
  • Publisher: Mennomedia, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/1998
  • Pages: 92
  • Sales rank: 999,489
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.19 (d)

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