The promise of religious freedom compelled many European men and women to undertake the arduous journey to the New World. The church was a crucial part of the first communities established, serving as meeting place, school, and even as makeshift hospital. Most important, the church was a place where people were free to worship as they pleased.
Based on the history of a real church in Brickerville, Pennsylvania, Pioneer Church is the story of one of the first American churches and the community that built it in the 1700's. Accessible text and striking art give young readers a glimpse of Americana in a time when freedom of religion was not taken for granted.
|Publisher:||Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)|
|Product dimensions:||9.16(w) x 11.36(h) x 0.38(d)|
|Lexile:||AD760L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Carolyn Otto drew on her great-great grandfather's stories of building churches to write Pioneer Church. The author of several books for children, she lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Megan Lloyd became interested in old churches after helping to restore Old Zion Church in Brickerville, Pennsylvania. She has illustrated a number of books for young readers, including Cactus Hotel and Spoonbill Swamp by Brenda Guiberson. She makes her home in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.