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If You Lived In Colonial Times Paperback – May 1, 1992
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The Bible says, "Out of the mouths of babes..." Perhaps the same is true "For the eyes/ears of babes..."
Truly excellent. In all my searching through so many standard old history books, I could not find answers to the questions this book resolved.
Best of all, our kids love it!
Since I am working on my family's genealogy, these facts will help flesh-out our ancestor's lives. Genealogy, in and of itself, can be dry and boring. By adding bits of information from this book, the story is more likely to be interesting to readers.
This book explains life in the New England colonies during the years 1650 - 1730. Using the "question-and-answer" format, it is easy to find the info you want.
McGovern did an excellent job of explaining how hard life was in colonial times; but she also makes many points about the joy and fun children experienced regularly. The illustrations by June Otani help one understand some of the stranger aspects of life in early America.
My favorite example was `pudding.' No, it wasn't a desert; pudding was a soft pillow worn around a baby's middle that protected the child from being hurt. According to Otani, a pudding looks like a full inner tube, with a baby in the center. There are straps for the babe's shoulders, to keep it in place.
Because Colonial life was a mixture of things as we have now (some doctors and a few books), and things long-gone (a tithing-man made sure children weren't talking or wriggling during church and woke adults/children nodding off during church), this is a charming book for young and old.
Both the words and illustrations were excellent: 5 stars.
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This is an extremely interesting book. My children learned from it and now I want my grand children to be able to read it. So I bought a copy for each household. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Mary Perkins
Very informative! Long for toddlers, but they wanted to hear the whole story, and they enjoyed it enough to ask for a second reading..Published 3 months ago by MotherNature
This is a very informative book about life in Colonial Time in the New England Colonies. It explains the daily life of the people and how the children would first go to dame... Read morePublished 3 months ago by CelticWomanFanPiano
I didn't know if my 7 year old son would like it when I ordered it, but he really loves it! He finds it interesting and even funny! Read morePublished 4 months ago by holleebee01
This book has been in our picture book library until now. It is so interesting that we have been back to it again and again. Read morePublished 4 months ago by sarah fannin
Grand and meaningful text to help children understand life during colonial times.Published 13 months ago by Kai
This children's book will keep an adult entertained. I'm a history fan and consider myself knowledgeable but found much to learn in this book.Published 15 months ago by csilvers