Item description for Rebekah in Danger: Peril at Plymouth Colony (Sisters in Time) by Colleen L. Reece...
Overview It's no exaggeration to say that Rebekah and her family are in mortal danger. The first winter at Plymouth Colony is bitterly cold, many of the pilgrims are sick, and food is in short supply. Ten-year-old Rebekah does her part to help, taking on long hours of chores and tending to the weak. She'll do all that she can to keep herself and her family strong - but what if she fails? She prays that God won't allow her, or her parents, to fall sick and die as so many others have.
Let the Sisters in Time series take you back to 1621--where you may find that Rebekah Cunningham isn't that much different than you! Historical fiction for girls, ages 8-12.
This story is based on (and very similar to) Plymouth Pioneers from the American Adventure Series.
Time Period: 1620 Nov. Freezing weather, lack of food, and sickness make the first winter at Plymouth Colony a difficult and dangerous time. What would that winter be like for a ten-year-old girl? Find out in Rebekah in Danger, part of the Sisters in Time series. Written especially for eight- to twelve-year-old girls, this dramatic story shows how a seventeenth-century girl-not terribly different from girls of the twenty-first century-overcame some of the most challenging difficulties imaginable. Though the main character is fictional, the events and experiences are very real-providing an ideal vehicle for teaching American history and Christian faith.
Freezing weather, lack of food, and sickness make the first winter at Plymouth Colony a difficult and dangerous time. What would that winter be like for a ten-year-old girl? Find out in Rebekah in Danger, part of the Sisters in Time series. Written especially for eight- to twelve-year-old girls, this dramatic story shows how a seventeenth-century girl--not terribly different from girls of the twenty-first century--overcame some of the most challenging difficulties imaginable. Though the main character is fictional, the events and experiences are very real--providing an ideal vehicle for teaching American history and Christian faith.
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Studio: Barbour Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.34" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jul 31, 2004
Publisher Barbour Books
Series Sisters In Time
ISBN 1593103522 ISBN13 9781593103521
Availability 0 units.
More About Colleen L. Reece
COLLEEN L. REECE was born and raised in a small western Washington logging town. She learned to read by kerosene lamplight and dreamed of someday writing a book. God has multiplied Colleen's "someday" book into more than 140 titles that have sold six million copies. Colleen was twice voted Heartsong Presents' Favorite Author and later inducted into Heartsong's""Hall of Fame. Several of her books have appeared on the CBA Bestseller list.
Colleen L. Reece currently resides in the state of Ohio. Colleen L. Reece was born in 1935.
Reviews - What do customers think about Rebekah in Danger: Peril at Plymouth Colony (Sisters in Time)?
I would have liked to have read this book when I was younger! Jun 1, 2008
Since I teach language arts, I had to change some of my reading habits to include young adult fiction. This book is about a Dutch girl and her family's first year in the promised land or the New World later known as America. Upon the Pilgrims first landing at Plymouth Rock, the author explains and details the hardships of Rebekah and her family which include her brother, Will, and her parents. The author writes about the long voyage from Holland to Massachusetts aboard the famous Mayflower ship. Rebekah is witness to death and hardship on a daily basis. The author writes about the religious convictions and persecution that occurred in their native countries. The author also writes about the tolerance that they seek in a foreign world. The author writes about the fears of the Native Indians who were here in America first and their strange customs. Apart, Rebekah and her family as well as other pilgrims fought to survive a harsh winter and weather conditions. This book might appeal to young female readers.
Good historical fiction about the Pilgrims. Oct 2, 2004
It's November 1620, and eleven-year-old Rebekah Cunningham, her parents, and her ten-year-old brother, Will, have survived the long and difficult journey from England to the New World on the Mayflower. But more difficulties await them. They have arrived just as winter is starting, and food supplies are low. They have to continue to live on the ship while their homes are built. Soon sickness breaks out, and Rebekah worries that someone from her own family will become ill. It will take all of Rebekah's faith and courage to bring her through the first harsh winter in the New World.
Young readers who enjoy stories set in Colonial Times, or about the Pilgrims, will most likely enjoy this book. It is not a must-read in my opinion, but it should appeal to kids who have a special interest in this historical setting, and so I would recommend it to those readers.