Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy

The everyday life of children from history fascinates my children. What did they eat? What did they wear? What games did they play?

These questions about the Pilgrims came up as we studied the Mayflower and learned it carried 34 children. Thankfully, we own a book that answers those questions.

Samuel Eaton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy by Kate Waters is about exactly what the title says. The story picks up Samuel's life in 1627 - 7 years after he traveled across the Atlantic Ocean on the Mayflower with his parents.

The best thing about this book is that it includes full color photographs! We see each of the garments Samuel puts on in the morning. We see his family eating a meal together. And we see Samuel working in the field with his father.

Samuel Eaton's Day makes an excellent resource as we learn about Thanksgiving this month. My children have enjoyed reading it and pouring over the pictures. No doubt your children will enjoy it, too.
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