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Stories Of The Pilgrims 2E (Misc Homeschool) Paperback – April 16, 2007


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Product Details

  • Series: Misc Homeschool
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Christian Liberty Press; 2nd edition (April 16, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932971017
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932971019
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,870,598 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

MARGARET B. PUMPHREY is a published author of children's books and young adult books. She is best known for her popular book, Stories of the Pilgrims. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

Customer Reviews

It was very informative and entertaining.
Sammy
Wonderful, engaging book that my 9 & 7 year-old children enjoyed tremendously.
Eden
This should be required reading for all schools.
lane

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Sammy on January 4, 2007
Format: Paperback
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.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By hmbnd2 on June 15, 2006
Format: Paperback
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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Samson on September 14, 2014
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed the colorful descriptive language, but I'm disappointed that I can't find a book on the Pilgrims without serious historical inaccuracies.

One chapter says this: "A number of strangers came to John Robinson's meeting one morning. Some of these strangers were English people who had not come from Scrooby. Some were from France, where their king had treated them as cruelly as King James had treated the Pilgrims. Among them were Master and Mistress Mullens (sic), and their two children, Joseph and Priscilla ...."

William Mullins was a shoe merchant from Dorking, Surrey, and he was part of the London Adventurers merchants' group. There is no evidence that he ever set foot in Holland, and he was considered a "stranger" and not one of the "separatist" group.

I realize this book was about the "Pilgrims," meaning the groups of separatists on board, but the Pilgrims made up about one third of the passengers on the first Mayflower voyage. It would have been more fulfilling for me as a homeschooling parent to read a book about the Pilgrims with less fluff and more facts.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on May 12, 2005
Format: Audio Cassette
Superbly written by Margaret Pumhrey and wonderfully narrated by Marguerite Gavin, Stories Of The Pilgrims is especially appropriate for young listeners with informed and entertaining accounts of how the Pilgrims left England to escape religious oppression in the native England, their escape to Holland, and their eventual, hazardous crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in the sailing ship Mayflower to arrive in America. Their story continues with descriptions of the early days of Pilgrim settlement in New England. Soundly founded on historical facts and records, the individual stories comprising this outstanding 4 hour, 30 minute, complete and unabridged audiobook presentation brings the listener the detailed, everyday life of those pioneering Pilgrims and their families as they struggled to survive while maintaining their faith in the New World.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Teel on May 10, 2007
Format: Paperback
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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GTJo1996 on May 1, 2013
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I bought this book for use with a homeschool curriculum Trail Guide by Geography Matters. The curriculum references questions which should be in the book. Apparently this edition does not have the review questions in it. Doesn't affect the story at all, but you need a different edition of you are trying to coordinate this with Trail Guide.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lauri Denuzzi on February 12, 2010
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Loved using this book in our home school. Very informative. I wish there were illustrations, but we looked for and found pictures on line.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By X. Grubb on December 1, 2007
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This is a great book for the whole family. Good to read anytime but especially before Thanksgiving.
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