Pilgrims of Plymouth

Pilgrims of Plymouth

By Susan E. Goodman

National Geographic Society, Paperback, 9780792266754, 16pp.

Publication Date: September 2001

What was it like to be a pilgrim child in 17th-century Massachusetts? This charming picture book takes young readers back in time to see. For one thing, pilgrim children didn't go to school. Instead, they helped their parents with chores and played games such as marbles. There were no convenient grocery stores. Pilgrims had to hunt and gather food, then cook their meals on an open fire or in an outdoor oven. Dramatic photos of historical reenactments combine with lively text to give today's children a vivid sense of daily life in Plymouth colony. Here is a great book for fostering an early interest in history.

About the Author
SUSAN E. GOODMAN is the author of more than thirty nonfiction books for children, including "How Do You Burp in Space?"; "See How They Run: Campaign Dreams, Election Schemes, and the Race to the White House";"All in Just One Cookie", an ALA Notable Book; and "On This Spot", a "Washington Post "Top Picture Book of the Year. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.