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The Adventurous Life of Myles Standish and the Amazing-but-True Survival Story of Plymouth Colony

Random House, Inc / 2006 / Hardcover

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History and biography meet with fantastic illustrations in this narrative that follows the life of Myles Standish. Set in the greater context of the European colonization of America, Cheryl Harness tells the familiar story of the Pilgrims with an engaging style all her own. Timelines across the bottom of most pages provide additional insight into the times in which he lived. Ages 8-12. 144 pages, indexed, hardcover with dust jacket.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Random House, Inc
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 9.00 X 7.38 (inches)
ISBN: 0792259181
ISBN-13: 9780792259183
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Ages: 10-12

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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.

Author Bio

Cheryl Harness is the author and/or illustrator of some 35 books for children. Visit this award-winning author-illustrator on the Web at www.cherylharness.com.

Editorial Reviews

"Harness combines a breezy tone with exhaustively researched texts to produce not only exemplary life stories, but also snapshots of the periods."—School Library Journal (Joint Review of Myles Standish and Narcissa Whitman)


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