The Courage of Sarah Noble
When Sarah Noble was eight years old she had her great adventure -- going with her father into the wilds of Connecticut to cook for him while he built a house.
There were Indians -- would they be friendly There were many times when Sarah had to say to herself, as her mother had said when she left home, Keep up your courage, Sarah Noble. Keep up your courage.
Response 1 (before reading the Oyate evaluation): As I am reading, I am going to record my predictions of what the Oyate reviewers will find disturbing:
- the purchase of the land by the white men
- the Robinson children's manner of talking about "the Indians" (p. 10-11) and Mrs. Robinson's use of ...more
Sarah Noble was an 8 year old girl who traveled with her father to the Connecticut wilderness in 1707. They became the first white settlers in what is now New Milford, Connecticut.
I was somewhat surprised to find that this book is controversial for it's portrayal of na ...more
Based on a true stor ...more
Ellie read this book to herself and rated it 5 stars as part of the Pizza Hut Book It program...krb 10/6/16
Note that I don't really do stars. To me a book is either worth reading or it isn't. I can't rate it three- ...more
Author: Alice Dalgliesh
Illustrator: Leonard Weisgard
Genre: Historical Fiction
Theme(s): Christianity, Diversity, Culture, History
Opening Line/Sentence: “Sarah lay on a quilt under a tree.”
Brief Book Summary: Sarah is a young girl of only eight years old who accompanies her father on a journey for him to build their new home on the land her father recently purchased from “Indians.” Sarah has reservations about the “Indians” that are in such close proximity but s ...more
I first heard of The Courage of Sarah Noble on the following website: http://www.oyate.org/index.php?option... The first story describes one parent’s experience when her child had to read th ...more
Genre (Historical Fiction)
Found on page 210 in the textbook
Newbery Honor 1955
Set in the days of Indians, Sarah Noble begins her journey across the land with her father who wished to build a new home for his family, and Sarah has chosen to travel with him; they travel far from home, then come to the very location where the house will be built. However, when they arrive, Sarah comes face-to-face with Indian children who find her intriguing. Fearing that they ...more
The Courage of Sarah Noble is a short chapter book set in 1707, which is suitable for second and third graders. It tells the story of a real child who accompanies her father into the wilderness to cook his meals while he builds their family a new home. Sarah is nervous, but reminds herself of her mother's advice to hold on to her courage. When Sarah's father goes back to bring the rest of the family to the new house, Sarah must stay behind wi ...more
This slender book is an easy read for elementary children, with its 8-year-old heroine who becomes the little lady of a rustic household, short sentence and many full-page illustrations in brown tones. Sarah accompanies her father on a long journey from the Massachusetts colony down to the Connecticut frontier, to the site of a future town, New Milford, by the Great River. The middle child of a large family she offers to cook and keep house for Mr. N ...more
Discussion Question Answers:
1. Sarah must be courageous because she is taking a journey into a land she does not know and she will have to face a lot of challenges. The Indians, at first, seem scary to her before they became her friends.
2. Sarah encoun ...more
In 1707, young Sarah Noble must travel into the wilderness with her father to build the family's new home. Sarah was frightened by tales of wild Indians and animals who could cause her harm. When Sarah's fathe ...more
Educator, editor, book reviewer, and author, Dalgliesh was an elementary school teacher for nearly seventeen years, and later taught a course in children's literature at Columbia University. From 1934 to 1960 she served as children's book editor for Charles ...more