Ruth of Boston by James Otis

Ruth of Boston

By James Otis
Level 11

The Puritans’ journey to America and their life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony is told in this book through the eyes of a 12-year-old girl, Ruth. The writing is challenging but engaging. I learned a lot from this book, which has extremely high educational value. Reluctant readers may struggle with the book, as it is not based around a fast-moving plot, but rather on a look at what daily life was like for the Puritans. The book, published in 1910, was written by American author, James Otis, who wrote dozens of children’s historical novels. Although I recommend the book, I felt like it ended very abruptly. I like the narrator, but it is not a high-quality recording.

Region North America, United States
Period 17th Century, 1600s
Genre Historical Fiction
Digital Format E-book
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • E-Book
  • 3.5 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 3.5 Literary Value
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