Diary of an Early American Boy 1805

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Courier Dover Publications, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 108 pages
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For his fifteenth birthday in 1805, Noah Blake received a little leather-bound diary. This reprint of his actual journal offers modern readers a charming glimpse of a vanished era through the eyes of a nineteenth-century farm boy. Eric Sloane—a distinguished historian, author, and artist—has expanded Noah Blake's daily entries with a fascinating explanatory narrative and 72 delightful drawings.
Hailed by Library Journal as "informative and nostalgic," this unique book features descriptions and drawings of such common chores as making nails, building a bridge, splitting shingles, spring plowing, and maple-sugaring, along with the construction of an entire backwoods farm. The result is a remarkable window onto the customs and preoccupations of rural New England two centuries ago.

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Delightful illustrations too! - Goodreads
Interesting and educational. - Goodreads
I loved the illustrations and learned a ton about 1805. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

This book based on an old diary of a young boy from the early 1800s. The author includes actual excerpts from the boy's diary, along with his own ideas and explanations of the boy's daily life. At the ... Read full review

Review: Diary of an Early American Boy

User Review  - Janet Traweek - Goodreads

We read this as part of homeschooling, and appreciated it as a description of daily life and tools in this era. Enjoyed contrasting this and Farmer Boy by Ingalls Wilder, when reading this during ... Read full review

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Sloane, born in New York City and educated at Yale, most of his life has been spent in New England, where he has combined a fascinating range of interests into a colorful and highly successful career, primarily as author-illustrator of more than 24 books on American history, arts, and artifacts.

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