Stories of the Pilgrims
Originally published in 1912, this wonderful book gives vignettes of the life of the Pilgrims, starting from the early days in Scrooby. The writing is beautiful. The stories are told from the point of view of children and are interesting. However, because the writing is elevated, and there are many different short stories, some children may fatigue of the subject matter before the entire book is read, or they may struggle with long periods of reading this book. I would suggest just reading a select number of stories from the book, or reading the stories here and there over an extended period of time.
There are several versions of the book. A quick study of the different versions shows that they are all very similar. Some go by the title Pilgrim Stories. Although the stories are geared toward younger children, I put this book as Level 7 because of the elevated vocabulary and because, as a personal reading book, I don’t believe it will hold the attention of many younger children. For younger children, it is best done as a read-aloud, even if they could read it on their own.
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