Saturday, October 11, 2014

Diary of an Early American Boy....

Diary of an Early American Boy by Eric Sloane is so awesome, the kids asked for a sequel! 

While exploring an old house, Sloane discovered a small leather-bound diary written in 1805.  The diary was written by a fifteen year old boy named Noah Blake.  It was a one year account of life on his father's farm.   After researching early American life in that region, Sloane wrote Diary of an Early American Boy based on Noah's journal.  The author included original diary entries and then wrote a story around them.  The illustrations are outstanding showing many early American tools and explaining how things were done at that time. 

Diary of an Early American Boy is a Sonlight and TruthQuest recommendation that I almost skipped.  Then one day, I sat down and started reading the Author's Note and realized the treasure I held.  I started reading it aloud to the kids and we were all hooked.  We learned a great deal and highly recommend this book!!

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