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Marcia Sewall

Autor/a de The Pilgrims of Plimoth

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Marcia Sewall is an illustrator with a simple drawing style that conveys the rhythm and characters of the stories without overwhelming them. Marica Sewall covers subjects such as the death of a loved one (Saying Good-bye to Grandma by Jane Resh Thomas) or something more light-hearted (The mostra'n més Leprechaun's Story by Richard Kennedy). Her drawings give the books a simple clarity. Marcia was never taught to illustrate books, but she took an art course from the Rhode Island School of Design after finishing graduate studies in education. She went on to become a staff artist for a children's museum and later an art teacher. When the time came for her to write her own books, she chose topics that show her love of history: a western ballad for Ridin' That Strawberry Roan and a Scottish folktale for The Wee, Wee Mannie and the Big, Big Coo. Marcia gained the most fame from her three books on the settling of her beloved New England: The Pilgrims of Plimoth, The People of the Breaking Day, and Thunder from the Clear Sky. All three books take the point of view of settlers or the Native Americans as they encounter each other in those first hard years. She often gives talks at local schools and libraries on the craft of illustration. Two of her more recent books are James Towne: Struggle for Survival and Nickommoh! A Thanksgiving Celebration, which she illustrated. Nickommoh! tells how the Narragansett people would have given thanks for the harvest in the days before the Pilgrims came. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Picture book w/ lots of text about King Philip's War. The illustrations are mixed; the close up illustrations of individuals don't work so well, but the illustrations showing whole villages or large groups are good.

The story is told in the first person, by multiple narrators. Worth a read, for any child or adult interested in a superficial, but probably well researched, bit of history.

The historical maps of the Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut region are well done.
themulhern | Jul 17, 2021 |
This is a book about pilgrims. I thought this book was interesting due to the title, The Pilgrims of Plimoth. Marcia Sewall used the word Plimoth in the title of the book, instead of Plymouth, to get you ready for a story told by a native pilgrim. Ms. Sewall was the writer and illustrator of this informational picture book. She tells a story about what life was like for the settlers. She has a passion for this subject and has written other books about the New England area. The story she tells is accessible and the illustrations are vital to transporting you to this new world. The book explores the world of the pilgrims by showing aspects of community, punishment, military drills, and farming that were common during early settlement.
The book lacked a table of contents but I think that it wasn't a necessary for the narrative that's presented. The book is written with words that were common during this era such as aye and betwixt. The glossary of terms provided in the back should be used regularly to know what she is trying to make you understand about the slice of life being presented. I liked reading this story because she included words that were specific to each part of the story. One thing that stood out was her use of the word "gift" to describe a settler stealing from a Indian. Also, I liked that she didn't make the story politically correct when dealing with perceived savagery that the pilgrims had on their mind and their actions during the hard early winters. I liked the book and would use it with a younger class to show them culture, language, and prejudice that existed during this fascinating period.
The book didn't contain a lot of "facts" since it was told in the first person. But, these people were real and there is a lot of writing about the people discussed such as Carver, Bradford, and Squanto. The biographical information about these men was true and blends into the story seamlessly. The think I liked at the end were the illustrations. The boring and plain ascetic of the illustrations made this book a real winner due to the way it supported and extended the story.
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S.Johnson | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Mar 4, 2017 |
The pilgrims of Plimoth by Sewall_ Marcia
Story of the crossing and landing at Plimoth, MA and how they were able to survive with help from the Indians.
Hard land and they were able to cut trees and build houses. Section tells of what chores the men have. also one from women's perspective and one from children and their work.
Glossary of words used.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).
jbarr5 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jan 29, 2016 |
This book is about the pilgrims who came over from Plymouth, England in 1620. The book goes into detail about their voyage on the Mayflower as well as their first few years here in America. It talks about their encounters with Native Americans and the struggle to start a new life here in America. The book is broken down into several subtopics in order to focus on what different groups (men, women, and children) were responsible for doing in their new home.

I thought that this book was very well written and illustrated. It provides the reader with a lot of information about the pilgrims and their new life in America. The author uses detail in a way that is interesting and effective. The illustrations were very well done and provided the reader with good visuals of what may have been going on at this time in history.… (més)
kkerns3 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Sep 13, 2014 |



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