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Pilgrims (Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #13)

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Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie!
 
When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #27: Thanksgiving on Thursday, they had lots of questions. What was it like to sail on the Mayflower? Why did the Pilgrims choose Plymouth? How did they survive in their new home? What did they
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 27th 2005 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published 2005)
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Crain Taylor
Mar 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
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This Magic Tree House "Fact Tracker" Research Guide is an awesome resource for elementary age students. It tells the story of the Pilgrims from the boarding of the Mayflower in 1620, to 1661, when the Mayflower sailed back to England (with no pilgrims on board). It focuses on the lifestyle of the Pilgrims, but tells a lot about the Native Americans they interacted with and their lifestyles as well. I like this book because it gives a lot of information that students of any age can learn from (I ...more
Marya
Nov 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Once again, Mary Pop Osborne has taken on a politically charged topic and managed to find the right balance between truth and simplicity. She covers the traditional short-hand Thanksgiving narrative that gets put on Hallmark cards and school displays with plenty of historical facts. But unlike the narrative I was introduced to as a child, Pope makes sure the ugly parts are there too. When Squanto is introduced, he's introduced as a Native American who can speak English...because he had been kidn ...more
Dolly
May 08, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a fascinating look at the Pilgrims, filled with information about their voyage, their life during first few years in the New World and the leaders who were most remembered. We have an ancestor from the Mayflower, and although he wasn't profiled in this book, I think our girls could understand a little bit about him. It was a refreshing change to read about the Pilgrims in a book that's not a romanticized, incorrect version of history. Too often you see books that depict the Pilgrims in t ...more
Kathy Roderer
Nov 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
This 120 page easy chapter book is from the Magic Tree House Research Guide series and is intended as a nonfiction companion to the fictional book, Thanksgiving on Thursday. It has seven chapters, including a detailed chapter on the Wampanoag, which gives much background information on this tribe of Native Americans that had been in North America already for thousands of years. Illustrations are black and white drawings. Charts and diagrams are included, for example labeled drawings of the insid ...more
Mommywest
This non-fiction companion to "Thanksgiving On Thursday," (from the Magic Tree House Series) is an excellent way to teach children about the Pilgrims, why they came to this land, their journey here, and their efforts to settle here. The Wampanoag people, the native people who already lived here when the Pilgrims arrived, and who were instrumental in helping the Pilgrims survive, are also introduced. The first Thanksgiving, the food they ate (which is, in some respects, very different from what w ...more
Kate
This is the first nonfiction companion we've read in the magic Treehouse series and I was impressed. It covers a lot of material. The writing is accessible. It doesn't gloss over the uglier facts, but is age appropriate. It also treats the readers as scholars pointing out errors in historical representations of the first Thanksgiving and listing additional ways to study the topic. We'll be looking into more of these.
Angela
Feb 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I actually learned a lot about pilgrims. I learned what the children pilgrims did, I learned what they did, and what they wore. It was a great book. I hope to read another book just like that. It was really exciting. I really enjoyed reading it. And I also learned what it meant to them having them leave their homes. I give this book four stars. It really was a amazing story about the pilgrims.
Sebin
Nov 07, 2011 rated it liked it
In this book, Annie and Jack are given the opportunity to travel back in time where they meet Indians and Pilgrims as well as gain an understanding of the difficult life during that period. I would use this book to incorporate literature with social studies as well as the holiday, Thanksgiving!
Lori
Nov 26, 2008 rated it liked it
2nd graders' book report pick
Sydney
Nov 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
john carver was the first leader of the pilgrims. william bradford was the second.
Juliej
Sep 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book for my 3rd grader. Not too much information, not too juvenile. Just right.
BigBrother
The pilgrims research guide was very good. the book was about the pilgrims from the year 1620-1691. One of the most interesting thing that i learned was how they built houses.
Kayla
Feb 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
I read this series in elementary school
Autumn Cook
May 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
This one was ok
Daniel
Nov 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
milking is a nice way to get butter.
Wendy
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I wanted a quick refresher on the pilgrims and thanksgiving. I thought they did a good job researching the topic and putting it in a format that's easy for kids to read and understand.
Theresa
Jul 24, 2011 rated it liked it
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how they found the information about the pilgrims and their way of life
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