Textbook

Books Price Comparison (Including Amazon) - Guaranteed Lowest Prices on Books


 

Diary of an Early American Boy: Noah Blake 1805 (Dover Books on Americana)

 
 
 
 
Diary of an Early American Boy: Noah Blake 1805 (Dover Books on Americana)
Author: Eric Sloane
ISBN 13: 9780486436661
ISBN 10: 486436667
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 2004-12-13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
List Price: $12.95
 
 

This reprint of an actual early 19th-century diary provides today's readers with an engaging rarity: a fifteen-year old farm boy's brief, concise notebook and author Eric Sloane's delightful drawings and explanatory narrative of the daily entries. A bygone era, preserved in its simplicity, is revealed in text that tells of life on a New England farm and such common tasks as nail-making, bridge-building, shingle-splitting, and spring plowing.

Library Journal

Blake was 15 in 1805 when he began keeping a diary in which he detailed his life on his father's farm. Sloane, a collector of antiquities, found the book and added his own illustrations. The words and drawings open a window into a long-forgotten world. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.