Item description for Stories of the Pilgrims (Misc Homeschool) by Margaret Pumphrey...
Overview Faith, bravery, perilous journeys, hardships---the stories of the Pilgrims make for exciting reading! This illustrated text follows the Pilgrims from England to Holland to the New World. Your students will meet William Brewster, Miles Standish, John Alden, Massasoit, and others, and learn how our nation was founded on Christian principles. Includes comprehension questions throughout.
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Studio: Christian Liberty Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2007
Publisher Christian Liberty Press
Grade Level Grade 4
Series Christian Liberty History
ISBN 1932971017 ISBN13 9781932971019
Reviews - What do customers think about Stories of the Pilgrims (Misc Homeschool)?
Wonderful storytelling May 10, 2007
I borrowed this book to read it to my daughter when she was in second grade. She loved it. She's now in 6th grade and still remembers many details of the book because they had that much of an impression on her. You can imagine yourself being with these Pilgrims, waiting in the dark on the beach for the boat to arrive. Now that my son is 4, I wanted to make sure I had a copy of my own to read to him. This is definitely one to add to your personal library.
An excellent read - my kids BEGGED to do History! Jan 5, 2007
We read this book as a part of our homeschool History curriculum this year. It was very informative and entertaining. My children (ages 6 and 8) absolutely loved it. We have the older version, and my kids didn't even mind the lack of color and the sparse illustrations. They begged me ,"One more chapter...please, Mom?!"
I would say the only thing I did not care for in this book was the way they portray the Indians. Other than Squanto, Samoset and Massasoit, all of the other Indians are viewed as 'savages' (and not very intelligent ones, at that.) In the last few chapters, they are even used as 'comic relief.' She also has them speaking the word 'Ugh' a lot...such as "Ugh! White squaw bring me cider!" I thought that was a little unrealistic, and insulting as well.
The information on the Pilgrims is wonderful, and she really brought their journey alive.
If you can overlook the Indian parts, I would highly recommend this book.
Great Read-aloud! Jun 16, 2006
My children and I loved reading about the Pilgrims. I was not educated about their lives like my children are. Thisbook is very informative and right on their levels. We read this when they were 5 and 9.