By Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

A fascinating choice of tales for the more youthful baby, introducing him to actions and occupations of girls and boys within the colonial period. specializes in young children who answered with braveness and resourcefulness whilst confronted with unforeseen situations and whose efforts performed a key function within the safeguarding in their households and their groups. recognized personages of the time, together with Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, determine in different of the tales. Dozens of certain black and white illustrations supplement the textual content. compatible for a while 7 and up.

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Looking up, Love almost dropped the tulip in her joy. Then she set it down and rushed into his arms. "Father, dear father! " she cried. It was a story told between laughter and tears. Goodman Bradford, only a short time since released from prison, had come straight to Amsterdam, but he had been able to find no trace of Love. Mistress Brewster had gone on with the Pilgrims to America, and there was no one to tell Goodman Bradford where his little daughter was. Now, he could make a home for her and reward Jan's mother.

There were log cabins scattered here and there, and from these came other boys and girls who followed Preserve on the way to school. Deliverance Baxter joined Preserve. She wore a long, scant, gray frock, and her yellow hair was tucked tightly inside a close, white cap. A white kerchief was folded neatly around her neck, and she, also, wore big buckles on her black slippers. Her eyes twinkled roguishly, though, as she chatted to Preserve. "There is no doubt at all, Preserve, but that you will wear home the long streamers of red ribbon on your cape this afternoon.

When the first pale pink of the morning sun tinged the sky, the party, with the gifts which the Indians demanded as a ransom for their captives, was on its way. They carried Little Fleet-as-an-Arrow in front as their guide. Such a Christmas Eve as it was. Father and Nathaniel, ragged and hungry, but safe, were home in time! Two of the large tallow candles in the polished brass candlesticks shone on the mantelpiece over the fireplace, and Hannah lighted the little Christmas tree again. She and brother Nathaniel, hands clasped happily together, sat in its light, so glad to be together again that they needed neither gifts nor sweets to make their Christmas joy.

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