Good Beginnings- The Plymouth Colony
Apr 22, 2008
Review by familybuddy
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros:Well written. Good overview and good illustrations.
The Bottom Line: Though a children's book, I would highly recommend this book be read by any age for a really good basic understanding of history in early America.
The Plymouth Colony is a child's history of the second permanent English settlement in America. This richly illustrated volume is part of the We the People series on the history of the United States. I've found it to be a valuable part of my personal library. It's a nice concise overview for the beginning of an adult investigation of the history of the Pilgrim's start in America.
Recommend this product?
Written at an elementary level, the story begins by telling of the Pilgrims' landing and search for a suitable building site after spending two months on the cramped Mayflower.
The author then looks back at the reasons the Pilgrims decided to make the journey in the first place: their desire for religious freedom. We follow their search for a place they could worship God as they felt led as they move to Holland and then the trials and struggles of actually getting to America.
Having landed farther north than intended the passengers of the Mayflower draw up their own document outlining their government- the Mayflower Compact -and elect their first governor.
Samoset and Squanto were among the native people who helped the Pilgrims survive and the Pilgrims in turn nursed Massasoit back to health when he became ill. After their first harvest the Pilgrims and the Native Americans celebrated together with food and games.
The book ends as Plymouth officially became a part of the royal colony of Massachusetts in 1691.
The book includes a Glossary, Interesting Facts, a Timeline, Important People and resources to learn more.
What I Liked.
It flows well and tells the broad story well. The text was so engaging that I didn't take time to really look at the pictures, but took a second trip through the book to study them and read the captions. It has great artwork and several photos of reproductions and historical sites today. The author points out that the celebration of the first harvest wasn't called the first Thanksgiving by the Pilgrims, but that it is the basis of our Thanksgiving today.
There really wasn't anything that I didn't like about the book.
Share this product review with your friends
Free Delivery Worldwide : Fifty Places to Dive Before You Die : Hardback : Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc : 9781584797104 : 158479710X : 01 Oct 2008 : Sa...
The Plymouth Colony (Landmark Events in American History)
Bring history alive as students explore life in Plymouth Colony. These interactive History Pockets allow for students to create holder in which to tuc...
Free Delivery Worldwide : Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die : Hardback : Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc : 9781584798538 : 158479853X : 01 Oct 2010 : Th...
Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die by Chris Santella (Hardcover)UPS 2nd Day Air is two business days.P.O. box addresses, HI, AK, and PR are not e...
Buy A Little Commonwealth : Family Life in Plymouth Colony by John Demos and Read this Book on Kobo's Free Apps. Discover Kobo's Vast Collection of E...
Traces the religious, political, and social history of the New England colony of Plymouth.
Free Delivery Worldwide : Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die : Hardback : Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc : 9781584799894 : 1584799897 : 01 Oct 2012 : Fi...
Free Delivery Worldwide : Fifty Places to Sail Before You Die : Hardback : Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc : 9781584795674 : 1584795670 : 01 May 2007 : Ma...
Beautiful, in absolute Mint Condition, Hardcover. Ships directly from our home store. FREE Economy Shipping. Retails for $25.00