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The Puritan Twins

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Lucy Fitch Perkins (1865-1937) was an American children's book author and illustrator, famous for writing the "Twins" series of books. Her books include The Dutch Twins (1911), The Japanese Twins (1912), The Irish Twins (1913), The Eskimo Twins (1914), The Mexican Twins (1915), The Cave Twins (1916), The Belgian Twins (1917), The French Twins (1918), The Spartan Twins (191 ...more
Paperback, Illustrated Edition, 108 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Dodo Press (first published January 1st 1921)
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Kristina Seleshanko
Oct 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
I read this book to my 7 year old daughter, and we both enjoyed the experience. Although this book was written in the 1920s, it almost entirely reads as up-to-date. The story is well paced and has plenty of action. And it's a fun way to learn a bit about the puritans/pilgrims after they were well established in the New World.

The story centers on two puritan children and their parents. It not only gives a good glimpse of their everyday lives, but involves adventurous undertakings - including two
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Lee Huntington
Aug 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
We really enjoyed this tale and its details of colonial life. But, it is worth noting that, true to historical understanding, Indians are referred to in a derogatory fashion as is the African slave boy, with one instance of completely unnecessary use of slang use of negro and its other forms. We used this as a read-aloud and thus I self-edited. I would not necessarily allow my young reader to read this on his own, but we are reading an old copy, newer versions may not leave these instances intac ...more
Kathy
Jun 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Another delightful book by Lucy Fitch Perkins. Warning: The Puritans buy a young black slave, and they while they treat him well, it is clear that they don't consider him on the same level as themselves. That said, the writing is clear and enjoyable. The characters are real and vivid. I can only assume the historical details are accurate.
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From a book jacket: "In 1910, at a crowded school in a poor section of Chicago, Lucy Fitch Perkins found children from twenty-seven different countries learning together. This experience instilled in her a vivid awareness of the task that faced American teachers: to bring out of this potpourri of races one unified nation. Her idea grew into a series of stories, some with geographical backgrounds, ...more

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