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Story of English Separatist girl while they still lived in Holland, before sailing on the Mayflower to the New World.
Hardcover, 252 pages
Published 1966 by Macmillan Publishing Company
(first published February 28th 1949)
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I read this book in November, because I thought it was about the first Thanksgiving. When I started reading it, I had no clue what year the story takes place. Finally, in chapter 16, we're told it's 1608. So, it does not deal with the Pilgrims and the Mayflower. It IS about the beginning of the Separatist movement in England during the reign of James I. Somewhere back in my history classes, I believe I learned that the Pilgrims should not be confused with the Puritans, as they were two completel ...more
†his book took me a while to get through. it does not have a very strong plot..... basically Kate (the main character) is a girl who gets dirty, rides horses, has a sister who defies her father's will and gets married among other things, makes friends with a fancier girl of about the same age, and at the end of the book Kate and her family move to Amsterdam.
Helen Fern Daringer was born in 1892 in eastern Illinois. Independent and way ahead of her time, Ms. Daringer graduated from Eastern Illinois University, obtained a Master's Degree in English, and headed to New York City, where she became a professor of English literature at Columbia University. Miss Daringer wrote numerous books for children and young adults, including "Country Cousin," "The Turn ...moreMore about Helen F. Daringer...