Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl


10 thoughts on “Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl

  1. Kara Kara says:

    I know I read this ages ago but couldn’t remember the details I like the examination of what the everyday details would have been like for the Plymouth colonists It struck me as well researched and presented in a very plausible manner to make history “real” to kidsOne thing that really struck me was “Sarah” narrating about learning to read and looking forward to being able to read her mother’s letters from her mother’s relations back in England Very interesting that Sarah doesn’t think of those people as having any connection to herself they are after all her relatives too but only as something tangently connected to her mother This may be reading a little too much into it – but to me it read as seeing the foundation being set for colonists seeing themselves as separate rather than an extension of England


  2. Penny Penny says:

    For any kid with an interest in early American life this is a good read It details the day of a colonial girl from sunup and waking to sundown and bed There is even a section about the real Sarah Morton Plimoth Plantation and the girl acting as or interpreting Sarah Morton in the pictures and at the living history site It brought up concepts my daughter had never thought of She too has a step dad and she'd never think of not mentioning missing her father because it would make her seem ungrateful She couldn't imagine being worried about speaking out of turn They do a lot of work back then which many kids find surprising just like girls often not being taught to read and write I think my daughter even wants to try the recipe for cornbread they have in the bookThe whole story while incredibly simple is put together with some beautiful photographs and shows a wonderful glimpse at the daily life of early puritan Americans straight down to what they ate and wore There's reference to an early game played in America played with a marble called a knicker box I'm sure many modern kids would be shocked by the simplicity of the toys and games as well as how rarely they were used given the tasks that need to be done throughout the day in order for life to go onIt's a wonderful resource and I would highly recommend it for anyone with a child interested in history as an addition to the basic facts dates and timelines It adds personal detail making the people of that time seem much real and personal rather than a distant people we can't connect with today I'd say the only better resource would be to go to the living historic village itself


  3. Shanna Gonzalez Shanna Gonzalez says:

    Here is another in Kate Waters' historical reenactment series It follows the story of nine year old pilgrim Sarah Morton based on a real girl at Plymouth Plantation who was nine in 1627 The story is set at a beautifully restored historical site and the protagonist tells her story using language of the time It's not a thrilling story and some of the photography isn't as good as it might be Still the protagonist has a simple charm about her and it's really fun to see photos of people acting out homelike scenes in their period dress All the characters while not chubby have flesh than you might expect from those who lived so near the Starving Time but you can't have everything This book provides a visual experience of what a pilgrim's daily life might have been like and as part of a Thanksgiving observance it provides a bit of realism to go with the turkey and nostalgia


  4. Dolly Dolly says:

    I borrowed several books similar to this one around Thanksgiving but for some reason this one got lost in the mix I noticed that it was coming due at our local library and I wanted to read it before I had to return itBy this time our girls had had enough of this theme so I wasn't able to share it with yhem which is too bad because I liked the focus on a young girl's lifeThe narrative is interesting and does not overwhelm the reader with too many details And the photographs are terrificThe additional information and glossary provided at the end of the book are helpful and augment the narrative nicely


  5. Christie Christie says:

    We are using this for our unit study on Thanksgiving My 9 year old really enjoyed it My 7 year old seems to prefer fiction to non fiction and wasn't loving this one I found it fascinating Loved all the photos and the included recipe for corn cakes we will be trying it out in the next few days It Gives a great representation of life as a pilgrim child It also made my children realize they have it pretty easy in modern day


  6. Marcus Reeves Marcus Reeves says:

    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  7. Rachel Rachel says:

    This story is based on a fictional character but shows what life was like for a pilgrim girl It illustrates and describes day to day life of Sarah Morton How she helps her family by completing chores; making her bed getting dressed feeding the chickens milking the animals and etc I read this story during Thanksgiving time It gave my students insight to a pilgrim's everyday life How hardworking they were and how things are different from then This is a good story to compare daily life from then and now I would pair this with the Thanksgiving unit By reading this story and other pilgrimThanksgiving stories will give students background information about how the pilgrims got to the new world survived and their daily routines After dinner it's time for my favorite task I draw vinegar to polish the brass If I am patient and rub the salt and vinegar slowly the kettle will truly shine Of a sudden I hear a warning shot from the meeting house on the hill It means a ship has been sighted


  8. Lisa Lisa says:

    Photographs and diary of daily pilgrim life are educational and interesting But the underlying plot of a young girl trying to earn her step father's love is problematic Though that's the way many children in blended families feel since the entire book is in first person and at the end of the book she and her mother and step father are all happy because she has proved her worth by working hard and learning her lessons the takeaway for many readers may be that doing well is how you receive love I feel that this could have been written better if it was just the facts If they wanted to make it real or personal the author could have focused on her friendship with Elizabeth or missing the old country or simply fear of the unknown The step father plot line would have been suitable for a novel or chapter book where the nuances could be appropriately explored


  9. Dawnesha F Dawnesha F says:

    This a story about the day of the life of Sarah who is a pilgrim girl We learn after her fathers' death her mother remarried and she was worried that her new father did not like her Throughout the day we see her performing chores like tilling the farm making breakfast and milking the goats She has a close friend Elizabeth who she tells her secrets too The story has photography like pictures that add to the realism of Sarah's story The book also has a glossary to help readers with the terms that Sarah uses to describe her day Good read


  10. Kadie Speller Kadie Speller says:

    Sarah Morton traveled to American with her family four years ago to gain freedom from the Church of England Her days are spent doing chores playing with her friend and having writing lessons This book has great details of how the life of a pilgrim girl is It was not all fun and games growing up in the 1600s on Plimoth Plantation There are excellent examples of how life was for a pilgrim back then along with realistic pictures of those times


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Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl ➭ [Ebook] ➨ Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl By Kate Waters ➹ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk This bestselling photographic Thanksgiving picture book is now available in paperbackAt sunup when the cockerel crows young Sarah Morton's day begins Come and join her as she goes about her work and p This bestselling photographic Thanksgiving Day: A eBook ✓ picture book is now available in paperbackAt sunup when the cockerel crows young Sarah Morton's day begins Come and join her as she goes about her work and play in an early American settlement in the year There's a fire to build breakfast to cook chickens to feed goats Sarah Morton's ePUB í to milk and letters and scripture to learn Between the chores there is her best friend Elizabeth with whom she shares her hopes and dreams But Sarah is worried about her new stepfather Will she ever earn his love and learn to call him father.

  • Paperback
  • 32 pages
  • Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl
  • Kate Waters
  • English
  • 22 September 2016
  • 9780439812207