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The Adventurous Life of Myles Standish and…

The Adventurous Life of Myles Standish and the Amazing-but-True Survival…

by Cheryl Harness

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  ccsdss | Feb 8, 2016 |
There is not a lot known about Myles Standish’s early days and personal life, but what is known about him as a captain and soldier can be found in this book. This informational text talks not only about Standish, but the pilgrims who sailed across the Mayflower with him and the hardships that occurred. Also included is the history leading up to the pursuit of religious freedom. The in-depth history will inform readers of detailed accounts, including what was served at the first Thanksgiving.

One aspect of this book that sets it apart from other informational texts is the detailed time line of things that were happening all over the world while the pilgrims were starting their colony and trying to survive in tough conditions. The book is quite long at 132 pages, and the timeline runs continuously throughout it. ( )
  aconant05 | Apr 27, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0792259181, Hardcover)

Say hello to Myles Standish, a fiery man with short legs and an even shorter temper. When he got mad his face turned as red as his hair, earning him the nickname "Captaine Shrimpe."

It's a story that has been told for almost 400 years—how a brave band of people set sail on the Mayflower to find a new life in America.

By weaving her chatty, narrative text with her incredibly detailed artwork, award-winning author-illustrator Cheryl Harness makes readers feel as though they are part of the adventure.

Students will discover all sorts of things they never knew before: that a teenage boy almost blew up the Mayflower and that the first Indian the Pilgrims met greeted them in English! They'll learn more serious things, too: all about why they came, the hardships they suffered, the people they met, and the successes they achieved.

Middle-graders will experience one of history's great adventures as only Cheryl Harness can tell it.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:23:13 -0400)

Brings to life the experiences of the Pilgrims and their military advisor, Myles Standish, in America, describing the people they met, the hardships they overcame, and the many successes they achieved.

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