Item description for The Landing of the Pilgrims (Landmark Books) by James Daugherty...
Overview Makes use of the Pilgrims' own journals to portray the first few years of hardship at the new colony of Plymouth, which the group of English Separatists created to escape the religious persecution of England. Reprint.
Publishers Description In England in the early 1600s, everyone was forced to join the Church of England. Young William Bradford and his friends believed they had every right to belong to whichever church they wanted. In the name of religious freedom, they fled to Holland, then sailed to America to start a new life. But the winter was harsh, and before a year passed, half the settlers had died. Yet, through hard work and strong faith, a tough group of Pilgrims did survive. Their belief in freedom of religion became an American ideal that still lives on today. James Daugherty draws on the Pilgrims' own journals to give a fresh and moving account of their life and traditions, their quest for religious freedom, and the founding of one of our nation's most beloved holidays-- Thanksgiving.
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Studio: Random House Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5" Height: 7.5" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 1987
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN 0394846974 ISBN13 9780394846972
Availability 0 units.
More About James Daugherty
An influential twentieth century artist and illustrator, James Daugherty lived in Indiana, Ohio. In 1940, his book Daniel Boone won the Newbery Medal. His book Gillespie and the Guards won the Caldecott Honor in 1957. Daughtery passed away in 1974.
James Daugherty currently resides in the state of Michigan.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Landing of the Pilgrims (Landmark Books)?
A Bit Disappointed Jan 11, 2007
I bought multiple copies of this book to use with fifth grade students. It is short chapters--snippets of things that happened with the pilgrims. Very factual and somewhat dry. Towards the end of the book, it gets difficult to keep all of the Native American chiefs separated. I don't think I'll use it again. The kids did not enjoy it at all. If you're looking for a pilgrim book, The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple is much better.
Landmark Books are always a good choice for history... Nov 4, 2006
We used this book as part of our Beautiful Feet Early American History study. I have always appreciated Landmark Books for augmenting our history studies at home. The text is clear, readable and interesting. The facts are simply presented along with the story, making it easy to engage the kids in our topics. We use this along with a timeline to remember when things happened and who the important people were within that time period or event.
Same old same old Oct 12, 2005
Yeah, another book of the same-old-same old. Americans, particularly white people, just love to find ways to romanticize what amounts to an imperialist project on the part of the Puritans. And I'd like to remind a previous reviewer that A: there was another war, the Pequot War, which saw the massacre of old folks and women and children at Mystic in 1637. B: the "God-fearing" Puritans, following the King Philip's War, proudly displayed Phillip's (Metacom) head on a stave at the entrance to Plymouth. Anne Hutchison, Thomas Morton, and Roger Williams could all attest to the complete intolerance of these sexually repressed people, who, as Bradford's history shows, were worried about fending off "buggery" because of their hang-ups.
Landing of the Pilgrims Dec 15, 2001
A Response to The Landing of the Pilgrims
Landing of the Pilgrims, is a book about the first settlers in the New World and their journey across the ocean in hope of religious freedom. It also tells the story of their good times, troubles, and hardships. The author, James Daugherty, vividly tells their story by giving evidence of truth through real documents and their journals. In my opinion, there is no better way to learn about them. This historical fiction book opens up in 1607 with the main character, William Bradford, as a boy, and goes through his life to the death. The reader learns of Bradford's fellow believers and their journey to Holland, life there, and their long pilgrimage across the great Atlantic, to America. The reader is also shown the hard work and effort put in by these people so that we can have what we do today. I think this is a good, well-written book that conveys the elementary message of the reasons and purposes the Pilgrims had in coming to "New England". Daugherty makes the reader feel as if he were in Virginia over 350 years ago sharing the new knowledge and new experiences with Bradford and the early settlers. He does a great job constructing sentences and he really describes things very well. I think Daugherty did a good job with the details as well. He answered almost all the questions a reader could ask and he could answer about life of the early settlers. But I think he probably could have included more about what the pilgrims did for leisure and play. At one time he mentions that they worked six days a week and they worshipped most all of Sunday with just a little time for play. Perhaps they didn't do anything for fun during the week? If the latter is not the case than I wish he would have been more detailed in that area. One thing that I learned about was the charter companies and their contracts with the new settlers. The company provided them with goods and transportation and in return the Pilgrims would send them furs, fish, and other new products of America. The company worked like the modern day stock market. Overall it was a good book and very enjoyable. Considering it's length and content I would recommend the book to 5th graders. It could also be a good tool for learning how to write well-constructed sentences. I hope Daugherty has written other books like this one (only at a higher reading level). If so I will definitely read more of his work!
The best biography of the Pilgrims currently available! Apr 8, 2000
This very factual recounting of the saga of the Pilgrims is taken largely from William Bradford's personal diary, 'Of Plimoth Plantation' and is a fast paced, and insightful look into the lives of the Pilgrims and the price they paid for religious freedom. It also accounts accurately the peaceable and friendly relations they maintained with the Indians of that region, and their mutual treaty which lasted for nearly 50 years, until the time of King Phillip's War. The amicable relations which the Pilgrims maintained with King Massasoit and Squanto reveal the noble intentions of both parties. This is an essential part of American history and should be read by all students studying this period. Adults will enjoy this one too!