It's 1627 and young Sarah Morton, a Pilgrim, is about to show us what her life is like in Plimoth Plantation. What would she wear? What would her clothing look like? What chores was she given and what would her schooling have been?
Sarah Morton was a real child and this is a great book to add a historical light on the Thanksgiving holiday. It helps our children compare their lives to the life they might have had four hundred years ago. Plimoth Plantation is an outdoor living museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts. It represents life of seventeenth century Massachusetts. It's part of a wonderful series that includes Samuel Eaton's Day and Tapenum's Day.
32 pages 978-0439812207 Ages 5-9
Keywords: pilgrims, American history, colonial times, childhood, Thanksgiving, comparing, part of a series, museum, 17th century, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, informational picture book
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
Also in this series: Samuel Eaton's Day; Tapenum's Day
This bestselling photographic Thanksgiving picture book is now available in paperback!
At sunup when the cockerel crows, young Sarah Morton's day begins. Come and join her as she goes about her work and play in an early American settlement in the year 1627. There's a fire to build, breakfast to cook, chickens to feed, goats to milk, and letters and scripture to learn. Between the chores, there is her best friend, Elizabeth, with whom she shares her hopes and dreams. But Sarah is worried about her new stepfather. Will she ever earn his love and learn to call him father?---from the publisher