Skippack School   -     By: Marguerite De Angeli
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Skippack School

Herald Press / 1999 / Paperback

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By Caldecott-winning author Marguerite de Angeli, who also wrote "Thee, Hannah", "Skippack School" follows a year in Eli Shrawder's life. A new arrival in 1750's "German Town", the Mennonite boy has a full year learning to stay out of mischief and studying how to read under schoolmaster Christopher Dock. Filled with charming illustrations and accounts of this country boy's love for his family, "Skippack School" is a gentle tale that children of all ages will appreciate. 88 pages with full color and black and white illustrations.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 88
Vendor: Herald Press
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 9.50 X 8.75 (inches)
ISBN: 0836191242
ISBN-13: 9780836191240

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With his German family, Eli crosses the Atlantic on The Charming Nancy. From Philadelphia and Germantown, oxen pull their wagon into Penn's Woods, where they make their new home in the Skippack area. Neighbors help them cut trees and build a log cabin.

Eli loves outdoor work and play, the wild animals, and building a bench for his mom. But Mom says he must go to school. Though Eli expects the teacher to be ugly and cross, Master Christopher Dock is kind, firm, and patient.

This reissued 1939 classic by Marguerite de Angeli tells a treasured tale about a boy and the praying pioneer schoolmaster, Christopher Dock, the first in America to write a book on pedagogy. A picture storybook for preschools and young readers.

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