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Land of the Pilgrims Pride (Ellis the Elephant) Hardcover – October 1, 2012
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In Land of the Pilgrims’ Pride, the second book in Callista Gingrich’s best-selling series, Ellis explores the story of America’s beginnings, as he learns about each of the original 13 colonies.
Join Ellis as he goes back in history to see:
- Pocahontas rescue Captain John Smith
- The Pilgrims sign the Mayflower Compact
- Peter Minuit purchase Manhattan
- Pirates roam the American coastline
- Ben Franklin discover electricity
Seeing the places, meeting the people, and hearing the stories of the 13 new colonies, Ellis discovers how brave and resourceful settlers planted the seeds for a new nation.
Beautifully illustrated and presented in whimsical rhyme, Land of the Pilgrims’ Pride offers a delightful introduction to America’s early years.
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Join Ellis the Elephant as he discovers the 13 Colonies!
Top Customer Reviews
The language of the story is simple but not pandering. It is told in a rhyming style that will help children comprehend, enjoy, and remember the information they hear and read. My nine year old grand daughter picked the book up and enjoyed reading it and smiled and laughed as she went through the story. She likes Ellis the Elephant who stands in as the child in learning and travelling through the events and facts of the story.
Illustrations matter a great deal in books for children because they invite the child into the story and supplement the words with images that tie the words into their memory. This book has terrific illustrations. Yes, I noticed that EVERYONE and EVERY CREATURE in the book is smiling. (Do cows really smile?) But children's stories are not about verisimilitude. They are about learning and thinking and happiness and joy is much more inviting that pain and misery. For me, the images are an opportunity to sit with the child and talk about what they can see and learn from the pictures. And in this book they provide a great deal of material for conversation and learning that will supplement and highlight the text.
After the story, there is a resource section that provides the date each colony was founded, a paragraph about the colony, and some places you can visit in person or online to explore and learn more about each colony.Read more ›
The illustrations are adorable and I can tell my elephant-crazed niece loves them. At three, she is very into learning facts right now (just the other day she asked me if I knew that Georgia is the Peach state) to share with her friends at preschool. So I am sure we will be hearing all sorts of facts she has picked from this book in the coming weeks. My nephew, although still only 18 months old, loves for someone to read to him (never to early to start reading) and this book has eye-catching illustration that is sure to keep his attention.
I can't say enough good things about Ellis, and my only complaint right now is that there aren't more books in the series.
PS- Who wants to see an Ellis movie or television show? I bet it would rank right up there with "Olivia" as my nieces favorite tv indulgence.
It is extremely well structured, clear and easy to read and teaches history in a way a young child can understand and enjoy while also looking at the colorful illustrations.
It was educational at both the child and adult level. It is always good to be reminded of the facts of our nation's history and help a young child to begin to understand how the early settlers lived after coming to America so long ago. I liked this book very much and know we will read it again and again. Maybe one day soon she will read it to me!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is part of a series of American history for the young. It 's important our legacy know the true facts before they get to school.Published 8 days ago by Roberta D. Silk
Help teach little ones about history in a fun way. Well written book.Published 2 months ago by Richard Rappa
Gave it as a gift to my great grand children and they loved it!Published 4 months ago by Rosemary Lahmann
I bought this for my grandchildren for my next Thanksgiving in Texas!
They need to learn more about where their Nana came from [Massachusetts] many years after the Pilgrims!
Land of the Pilgrims Pride is the second book in Ms. Gingrich’s Ellis the Elephant series. In this book, Ellis travels to Williamsburg to learn about the earliest history of the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by The Reviewer Formerly Known as Kurt Johnson