Item description for Samuel Eaton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy by Kate Waters & Russ Kendall...
Overview Wanting to prove to his father that he is capable of working the seasonal harvest, young Samuel Eaton is given an opportunity to help with the rye and quickly discovers just how difficult the job really is, in this colorfully illustrated tale set in an early American settlement in 1627.
Publishers Description This bestselling photographic Thanksgiving picture book is now available in paperback Samuel Eaton is a young boy living in an early American settlement in the year 1627, and today is the day he will help with his first rye harvest If he can prove to his father he's up to the task, he will be able to help with all of the harvest. But harvesting rye is even more difficult than he expected. Was he foolish to think he could do a man's work?
Citations And Professional Reviews Samuel Eaton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy by Kate Waters & Russ Kendall has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 603
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 409
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Studio: Scholastic Paperbacks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.04" Width: 8.12" Height: 0.12" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2002
Publisher Scholastic Paperbacks
Series Scholastic Bookshelf
ISBN 0590480537 ISBN13 9780590480536
Availability 93 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 23, 2017 04:09.
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More About Kate Waters & Russ Kendall
Author Kate Waters was born on September 4, 1951, in Rochester, NY. She went on to earn a B.A. from Newtown College of the Sacred Heart (Boston College) and a M.L.S. from Simmons' Graduate School of Library and Information Science. She grew up in a big family in which storytelling was very important. She worked as a librarian for ten years at the Boston Public Library. There she became very interested in telling stories to young people and finding out what they enjoyed reading. She moved to New York where she worked on a children's magazine. While working at the magazine, she started to think about new ways to present history and traditions to children. Her books include pictures of actors depicting the stories Kate writes. In addition, her books have been praised for their content and have won many awards. Kate currently lives in New York City.
Kate Waters has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Samuel Eaton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy?
Vivid Photographs Nov 25, 2007
I teach Pre-K, and used this book along with other books by Kate Waters (The Mayflower,Sarah Morton's Day, and Tapenum's Day)to teach my November unit on the Pilgrims and the Native Americans. The photographs, which I primarily used, are an excellent source for my young students to visualize how things were. (I also left them in our library to look at at their leisure.) The text, which is understandable for this age, was a bit long for them to sit for during circle time. However, I wish I had these books when my own children were younger, because they would have had no trouble listening to them one on one. I remember how excited my children were when learning of this era. These books would have been some of their favorites, and I highly recommend them.
Samuel Eaton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy Jan 21, 2007
I used this book as part of the third grade curriculum. We are studying Massachusetts History. This book and its partner books about Sarah Morton, a Pilgrim Girl and Tapenum a Wampanoag Indian boy were excellent!! The texts and pictures were well researched and presented. Plymouth Plantation and the reenactors there provide an authentic setting. Homes, clothing, work and play of children during this period are acurately shown. These books should be in every school library.
Wonderful! Jun 13, 2003
I am continually amazed at how children's books offer detail and insight into daily life that no stout history book can provide.
Writing the same review for the other two in this trilogy. Excellent all!
Values for today from a tale of 1627 Jun 2, 2000
This is a wonderful, wonderful book. It will help you teach your children about hard work, perseverance, and family. My children want it read to them again and again.
Young Samuel Eaton (a historical character) is looking forward to his first chance to help his father bring in the crops. He finds the work incredibly hard, and the coarse grain raises bad blisters on his hands. But he perseveres, and at the end of the day when his father tells him "you did a man's work today, Samuel," we feel his pride.
Masterfully written, beautifully photographed, this is a gem in every way.
An excellent book for learning about life as a pilgrim boy! Nov 12, 1999
This book took us back to 1627. We learned all about Samuel Eaton's first day as a man. He told us all about the hard work he had to do in the fields. It was so interesting to read a story that used different words from long ago. The pictures were awesome! They showed us the clothing the pilgrims wore, what their house looked like, and the hard work everybody did. We thought it would be difficult to be a pilgrim boy! We think everyone should read this book because you can learn a lot about how the pilgrims lived. Read this wonderful book!