Ruth of Boston
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 Librivox.org narrator, but it is not a high-quality recording.
|Region||North America, United States|
|Period||17th Century, 1600s|
|The Good and the Beautiful Library||No|