Don't Know Much About the Pilgrims   -     By: Kenneth Davis
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Don't Know Much About the Pilgrims

HarperCollins / 2006 / Paperback

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How much fun was life aboard the Mayflower?Did Pilgrims dance with Indians to Plymouth Rock?If there was no football to watch on TV, what did people do during the first Thanksgiving?Thanksgiving today is a time for families to say grace and gobble turkey. But why did the Pilgrims start this tradition? And who were these people anyway?Now you can discover a wealth of cool and astonishing facts about the Pilgrims. Did you know that they made the long ocean journey in a cramped boat, or that the friendly Indians helped the Pilgrims survive that first winter? Would you have liked being a child in Plymouth? You wouldn't have gone to school, but just read about the chores you would have done!Kenneth C. Davis delivers another outstanding picture book in the Don't Know Much About series. With his trademark question-and-answer format and S. D. Schindler's detailed artwork, you'll get an insider's view of the Pilgrims' life. It wasn't easy, but they helped make America what it is today. Now that is something to give thanks for! 45 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 48
Vendor: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 10.00 X 8.75 (inches)
ISBN: 0064462285
ISBN-13: 9780064462280
Ages: 7-9

Publisher's Description

Thirty-four children on the MayflowerThree days of Thanksgiving feastingAnd hundreds of facts about the hardworking Pilgrims

Pilgrims in Plymouth: True or False QuizThe Mayflower was a huge ship-nearly as large as the Titanic-with a bowling alley and a swimming pool Squanto, an Indian who helped the Pilgrims, spoke English.Pilgrim farmers buried fish in the ground to help their corn grow better.The Pilgrims called their harvest feast Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving today is a time for families to say grace and gobble turkey. But why did the Pilgrims start this tradition? And who were these people anyway? In this latest outstanding entry in the Don't Know Much About(R) series by renowned author Kenneth C. Davis, you can discover all you ever wanted to know about the Pilgrims.

Author Bio

Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of A Nation Rising; America's Hidden History; and Don't Know Much About® History, which spent thirty-five consecutive weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, sold more than 1.6 million copies, and gave rise to his phenomenal Don't Know Much About® series for adults and children. A resident of New York City and Dorset, Vermont, Davis frequently appears on national television and radio and has been a commentator on NPR's All Things Considered. He blogs regularly at www.dontknowmuch.com.

S. D. Schindler is the popular illustrator of many bestselling picture books, including How Santa Got His Job, Big Pumpkin, the Math Start title Betcha!, and the 2005 Newbery Honor Book Whittington. S. D. Schindler lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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