From moldy food and dirt covered clothes to poisonous pests and extreme weather, American colonists had a dreadful time in the New World. Get ready to explore the nasty side of life in the 13 American Colonies.
About the Author
Elizabeth Raum has written over two-dozen nonfiction books for young readers, including a biography of Louis Armstrong for Capstone Press. Over the years, she has worked as a middle school and high school English teacher, an elementary school librarian, and a college library director. Elizabeth Raum has written many nonfiction books for children. Two of her Capstone You Choose books, Orphan Trains: An Interactive History Adventure (2011) and Can You Survive Storm Chasing? (2012), are Junior Library Guild selections. Elizabeth lives in Michigan with her husband, Richard.
Table of Contents
The 13 American colonies New land, new home Hardtack, anyone? No privacy in the privy Dirty jobs Hard labor Rough roads Witch trials Bad medicine What's that smell? Difficult times Times change, smell remains.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Elizabeth Raum presents typically boring information about the Colonial time period in a way that engages all ages, children and adults alike. This book is an informational text that is very visually appealing and offers students many interesting facts about what life was like in Colonial times¿particularly what hygiene was like. This book features an abundance of resources, such as maps, timelines, and population statistics. It also covers a variety of interesting topics, including discussions of starvation, dirty jobs, hard labor, traveling rough roads for trade, lack of running water, etc. It also provides a glossary of Colonial terms, a list of related books, and other internet sites to visit.I would definitely recommend using this book to spice up a unit on Colonial America, because it is much more interesting than traditional textbooks. The colors are bright and there are lots of interesting photos that pull the reader in and keep their attention. This book is probably best for upper-elementary students, especially since there is some gross information in the book
What a dirty, disgusting time period. Amazing how utterly horrid the hygiene of these people. Again, Uuuuugghhhh!!!