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Stephen of Philadelphia: A Story of Penn's Colony

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Twelve-year old Stephen and his family travel from England with other Quakers in 1681 to help build Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. In the new land Stephen learns the trials and adventures of life on the frontier, including encounters with Indians.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 9th 2007 by Living Books Press (first published 1910)
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Melissa Hood
Jun 04, 2012 Melissa Hood rated it really liked it
This was an interesting read. A quick and easy to understand look into the life of a young Quaker who moves with his family to settle Pennsylvania. A little taboo with calling the native Americans Indians... but I think it might be historically accurate... I will suggest this book to students who want to know all about life during these times.

Bad points: It may seem dull unless you enjoy learning about what life was like during a specific time frame. The book makes no effort to instruct you in
This is the second book in this series that I've read; eventually I hope to read them all. (Each book is totally independent of the others, so it doesn't matter if they're read in order.) I know very little about the settlement of Philadelphia and was surprised by how different the Quakers' experience was from that of the pilgrims at Plymouth. Otis uses a voice that befits the time period but may be an obstacle to young readers.

The story begins: "Twice in the course of my life have I been in the
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James Otis Kaler (March 19, 1848 — December 11, 1912) was an American journalist and author of children’s literature. He used the pen name James Otis.

Pen name of James Otis Kaler.
aka Adam Skidmore.
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