M has loved the Magic Tree House series for several years but we’ve only just begun to use the Research Guides that accompany some of the books. Last week, taking a chapter at a time, we read Pilgrims (Magic Tree House Research Guide #13). This is a companion to Thanksgiving on Thursday which we “re-read” by listening to the cd in the car, but you would not need to read the fiction title to enjoy the non-fiction companion.
The authors, Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce, have done a wonderful job of giving a thorough explanation of the Pilgrims voyage from England, the hardships of their first winter, their relationship with the Wampanoags and the first Thanksgiving feast while holding the attention of the reader. M enjoyed the pictures and captions and was captivated by the Pilgrims’ story which read like a narrative rather than a list of facts. This is definitely a book we’ll be pulling out for many Thanksgivings to come.
This week’s Non-Fiction Monday Round Up is at Practically Paradise.