Tattered Sails

Tattered Sails - Verla Kay, Dan Andreasen

This is a great book to read while studying journeys to the New World. This tells of a families journey together. The family consists of the parents and their children, Thomas, Edward, and Mary Jane. The journey is long and difficult but they leave London and arrive to the New World and plan to live out their happy lives together. 

An activity that could be done with students after reading this book is having them put themselves in one of the children's shoes and write their own passage about their feelings traveling to the New World. Have a class discussion about how the students think they would have felt and the struggles they feel like they would have endured. 


Grade 1-3

Accelerated Reader 2.4