Don't Know Much About the Pilgrims

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HarperCollins, Sep 1, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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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!

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User Review  - Diwanna - LibraryThing

A short, but sweet look into the lives of the pilgrims. The purpose of this book is to dispel some of the ideas we have about the pilgrims and to give it's readers an idea of what life was really like ... Read full review

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User Review  - ebrady333 - LibraryThing

This book tells a lot about the Pilgrims, how they lived, and things that they went through. It tells about their relationship with Indians and Thanksgiving. This book also gives a bread recipe that ... Read full review

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Kenneth C. Davis is the bestselling author of America's Hidden History and Don't Know Much About® History, which spent thirty-five consecutive weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has sold nearly 1.6 million copies, and gave rise to his phenomenal Don't Know Much About® series for adults and children. He lives in New York City and Dorset, Vermont.

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.

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