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Thunder from the Clear Sky

Thunder from the Clear Sky

by Marcia Sewall

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In alternating voices, the Wampanoag Indians and the Pilgrims chronicle their perspectives on King Philip's War. Full color.


In alternating voices, the Wampanoag Indians and the Pilgrims chronicle their perspectives on King Philip's War. Full color.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
What was it like during the early days at Plimoth Plantation? Sewall tells us by presenting both the Native American and Pilgrim perspectives. She sets the stage with the Wampanoag tale that foretells the arrival of white men. Then we learn about the Pilgrims' struggle to survive, and the misunderstandings, treachery, and tragedy on the part of Pilgrims and Native Americans during those tumultuous early years.
School Library Journal

When Ann Leary and her husband, then unknown actor-comedian Denis Leary, flew to London in the early nineties for a brief getaway during Ann's second trimester of pregnancy, neither anticipated the adventure that was in store for them. The morning after their arrival, Ann's water broke as they strolled through London's streets. A week later their son, Jack, was born weighing only two pounds, six ounces, and it would be five long months before mother and son could return to the States.

In the meantime, Ann became an unwitting yet grateful hostage to Britain's National Health Service — a stranger in a strange land plunged abruptly into a world of breast pumps and midwives, blood oxygen levels, mad cow disease, and poll tax riots. Desperately worried about the health of her baby, Ann struggled to adapt to motherhood and make sense of a very different culture. At once an intimate family memoir, a lively travelogue, and a touching love story, An Innocent, a Broad is utterly engaging and unforgettable.

Carolyn Phelan
A companion to Sewall's" Pilgrims of Plimoth" (1986) and "People of the Breaking Day" (1990), this fully illustrated book tells of relations between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoags in 1675. The most unusual feature of the narrative is the point of view, which switches throughout the book, telling the story of the same event from an Indian's perspective and also from a Pilgrim's. After sketching in events since the arrival of the Pilgrims in North America, the narrative tells the story of King Philip's War. A full-page painting illustrates each page of text, and a map appears on the endpapers. Although there is no index, appendixes include a glossary, a list of characters, and a bibliography of sources. Informative and readable, the book provides a good introduction to a dramatic chapter in American history.

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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