Grades PreK - 3
Grade level Equivalent: 4.3
Lexile Measure®: 590
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: Not Available
- Historical Fiction
- Early Exploration and Settlements
- Colonial and Revolutionary America
- Country Life
About This Book
In this companion book to Sarah Morton's Day, author Kate Waters and photographer Russ Kendall chronicle one day in the life of a child who lived long before our time. Here, Samuel Eaton, a Pilgrim boy, narrates his own story in the first-person vernacular of the 1620s. Just seven years old, he chronicles his excitement anticipating his first day of doing a "man's work" of harvesting rye from the fields. If he can prove to his father he's up to the task, he will be able to help with all of the harvest. Samuel's day begins with donning his stockings and doublet, lacing his boots, before checking his snare and gathering the firewood. Russ Kendall's articulate photos of Samuel photographed in context at Plimoth Plantation, an actual living history museum, brings young readers completely into a world long passed.
An informative afterward further brings this history to life. A glossary unpacks the unfamiliar language of the 17th century, and biographical information had been provided about both Samuel Eaton, a real boy from the Mayflower, and Roger Burns the boy who reenacts his life in these pages.. Perfect to augment discussions about Thanksgiving and early American history.