Step back in time and spend a day with seven-year-old Samuel Eaton as he helps to bring in the rye harvest-a man's job-for the first time. Exited to be doing such grown-up work, he perseveres through blisters and soreness, and at the end of the day earns the compliment of being invited him to help with later harvests. Learn what clothes are worn, what chores had to be done, what people ate, and other information about what life in 1627's Plimoth Plantation. 40 pages with glossary and historical information, softcover.
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Samuel Eaton is a young boy living in an early American settlement in the year 1627, and today is the day he will help with his first rye harvest! If he can prove to his father he's up to the task, he will be able to help with all of the harvest. But harvesting rye is even more difficult than he expected. Was he foolish to think he could do a man's work?
Author Kate Waters was born on September 4, 1951, in Rochester, NY. She went on to earn a B.A. from Newtown College of the Sacred Heart (Boston College) and a M.L.S. from Simmons’ Graduate School of Library and Information Science. She grew up in a big family in which storytelling was very important. She worked as a librarian for ten years at the Boston Public Library. There she became very interested in telling stories to young people and finding out what they enjoyed reading. She moved to New York where she worked on a children’s magazine. While working at the magazine, she started to think about new ways to present history and traditions to children. Her books include pictures of actors depicting the stories Kate writes. In addition, her books have been praised for their content and have won many awards. Kate currently lives in New York City.
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