The Landing of the Pilgrims

The Landing of the Pilgrims In England in the early s everyone was forced to join the Church of England Young William Bradford and his friends believed they had every right to belong to whichever church they wanted In the n

  • Title: The Landing of the Pilgrims
  • Author: James Daugherty
  • ISBN: 9780307778734
  • Page: 440
  • Format: ebook
  • In England in the early 1600s, everyone was forced to join the Church of England Young William Bradford and his friends believed they had every right to belong to whichever church they wanted In the name of religious freedom, they fled to Holland, then sailed to America to start a new life But the winter was harsh, and before a year passed, half the settlers had died YIn England in the early 1600s, everyone was forced to join the Church of England Young William Bradford and his friends believed they had every right to belong to whichever church they wanted In the name of religious freedom, they fled to Holland, then sailed to America to start a new life But the winter was harsh, and before a year passed, half the settlers had died Yet, through hard work and strong faith, a tough group of Pilgrims did survive Their belief in freedom of religion became an American ideal that still lives on today.James Daugherty draws on the Pilgrims own journals to give a fresh and moving account of their life and traditions, their quest for religious freedom, and the founding of one of our nation s most beloved holidays Thanksgiving.

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    1. The Landing of the Pilgrims, James DaughertyIn England in the early 1600s, everyone was forced to join the Church of England. Young William Bradford and his friends believed they had every right to belong to whichever church they wanted. In the name of religious freedom, they fled to Holland, then sailed to America to start a new life. But the winter was harsh, and before a year passed, half the settlers had died. Yet, through hard work and strong faith, a tough group of Pilgrims did survive. Th [...]

    2. Terrific understanding of the how and why the Separatists came to America. The influence of God in their decisions is very enlightening, to understand why they left Leyden. Found many captures in this book:"So they committed themselves to the will of God and resolved to proceed.""Hard work was not a virtue, it was a necessity.""It is not with us as with other men whom small things can discourage, or small discontentments cause to wish themselves at home again."I find it absolutely fascinating th [...]

    3. Written at about a third grade level but was recommended for Junior Highers and Freshmen. Also it was a story about a certain young man on the Mayflower but rarely talked about him. It wasn't engaging enough for a fictional novel and not informative enough for a non-fiction. I recommend it for elementary school kids who want a very basic introduction to the landing of the Pilgrims.

    4. Read aloud to my son for a history lesson. We had been discussing colonies created in the new world and this book was a great edition to bring the colonies to life. It brought the separatist (pilgrims) to life along with the hardships and accomplishments.

    5. I learned a lot about what happened when the pilgrims came over and what trials they had to go through, it is a good book.

    6. This is not making my kids love history or think that history is anything but stories of boring dead people. Abandoning this and searching for something that isn't such a snoozefest!

    7. Excellent book on the Puritan pilgrims and the first few years of their Plymouth Plantation. Very high literary value, but sometimes hard for a younger student (11) to understand. Wish it had included a map or other art to bring some of the descriptions to life a little better. Really loved hearing the faithfulness of the pilgrims and their devotion to and trust in God. Makes me want to find more of their writings from that time. So inspiring.

    8. After many months we have finally finished this story of the Pilgrims. My daughter gives this book 3 stars as it lacked excitement and was quite dull to read. She thought the most thrilling part of the book was when they discovered a skull with blonde hair.

    9. Read this with kids for History. Good book and easy for the kids to understand. Good details on the 1st Thanksgiving.

    10. very interesting , people never change , it did not work for them to try communal living where every one works and shares food because there were hard workers and those that were lazy workers

    11. The Pilgrim's Progress is a classical allegory written by a 17th-century Puritan, John Bunyan. The story is outwardly physical and inwardly spiritual, but the interpretation of the symbolism used in the book is clear and easy to understand. It tells the tale of a Christian’s pilgrimage from his home in the worldly ‘City of Destruction’ to the Celestial City to live with the King. In the beginning of the book, the author relates to a dream in which the main character of the allegory, fittin [...]

    12. If you want to read all about the Pilgrims' journey, this is the book to read. The author, James Daughterty, tells the complete story in such a way that you learn interesting (true) facts, while reading an intriguing book. The first chapter begins in 1607 with "young Will Bradford". As the story begins to unfold, you learn each step the Puritans took before gaining their freedom. There were many challenges and hurdles in their huge undertaking, but their faith in God kept them going.Follow their [...]

    13. They don't write like they did in 1950 anymore. (sigh) And they certainly don't write like they did in 1604, which is probably a good thing. This book makes me want to learn more about the first men and women to come to America. I want to hear more personal stories, and be inspired by their determination and faith. In several places it shares journal entries from those that were there. I would much rather read Landmark Books than Rush Limbaugh's attempt to teach the same material!Update. Just re [...]

    14. This is our second time through this book. It's a great basic telling of why the Pilgrims left England and what happened when they came to America. The writing is a bit older, but not difficult to understand. There are some very interesting stories here; several being a bit on the violent side (nothing my very sensitive younger son couldn't handle though). There were a few times the kids gasped, "The PILGRIMS did that!" then they'd start laughing. Overall a solid book for learning about this tim [...]

    15. So much information in such a small book. Journal entries of William Bradford are included with the original spelling. Spoiler alert: I never knew how many attacks from the English the Separatists had to deal with. Attacks in the sense of them stealing from them and arson. That was part of the reason why Winslow went back to England, to fight the scheming English. But what ever became of him and what was the outcome of his pamphlet "Good News from New England"?Captain Standish proved to be very [...]

    16. -Chapter book about how and why the pilgrims came to America on the mayflower.-Some real life accounts-Hard work and determination can get you far in life. -Never give up on a dream that you have.-People had to suffer to make America the way it is today but without them we would still be part of England.-There is a reason for everything and everything that has been done in history has a huge affect on us today. -Good descriptive vocabulary.-Incorporate Indians into the story.-"Paints a vivid pic [...]

    17. This book is about the landing of the pilgrims. I found it a little boring and hard to read. I think that I much prefer historical fiction with great stories in history than this dry retelling of what happened long ago. The most interesting quote of the whole book is this, "The colonists had discovered in America that water was an attractive and healthy drink but in England most men drank only beer and looked on water as unhealthy and dangerous."

    18. Pretty good book. I learned quite a bit about the pilgrims and all of the hardships they had to face on their journey. I would definitely recommend it. However, a little advice to teachers who are considering having their students read it: Maybe give them a list of words to look up before they start reading or tell them to keep a dictionary close at hand. There were a lot of complicated words and phrases in the book that I had to look up. Over all, I enjoyed it. :)

    19. This is a great little read to acquaint your children with the settling of the Pilgrims. It features William Bradford, Miles Standish and Squanto. The book starts in England, then Holland and finally America. When we cycle back through again to American History we will read this.Olivia will be reading it shortly for her current American History class.

    20. In a way, this book depresses me because it reminds me of how far we have come, how weak we have become compared to those who gave their lives to create our "new world". But, more than that, it inspired me to live up to their sacrifice. I gained a desire to find my own mission and work to my death to give it life.

    21. This is a quick read, but a great history of the Pilgrims. I love their dedication to their beliefs and their strength in following their sense of mission. They forged the way for the great country of America to be founded. It is up to us in this day of challenges to fight for the freedoms they came to this new land to obtain.

    22. A good overview of this period of American history, though a bit dry in the writing.I had forgotten, or never learned, that the Pilgrims were orginally aiming for Virginia. Hindsight shows us that the harshness of the New England environment hardened these people to become the eventual Patriots behind the Revolution.

    23. An account of the pilgrims - their history before and after arriving at Plymouth and their dealings with new arrivals, natives and obtaining enough food. Well written and not too long. Appropriate for middle school aged readers and younger chapter book readers.

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