Hannah of Fairfield: Pioneer Daughters #1

Hannah of Fairfield Pioneer Daughters The Pioneer Daughters series is a heartwarming portrait of a colonial girl and her family struggling to meet the challenges of pioneer life during the Revolutionary War Kirkus ReviewsIn Hannah of Fair

  • Title: Hannah of Fairfield: Pioneer Daughters #1
  • Author: Jean Van Leeuwen Donna Diamond
  • ISBN: 9780141304991
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Pioneer Daughters series is a heartwarming portrait of a colonial girl and her family struggling to meet the challenges of pioneer life during the Revolutionary War Kirkus ReviewsIn Hannah of Fairfield, Hannah would rather be nursing a fragile spring lamb back to health than counting stitches How can she concentrate when the war is so close Everyone in FairfieldThe Pioneer Daughters series is a heartwarming portrait of a colonial girl and her family struggling to meet the challenges of pioneer life during the Revolutionary War Kirkus ReviewsIn Hannah of Fairfield, Hannah would rather be nursing a fragile spring lamb back to health than counting stitches How can she concentrate when the war is so close Everyone in Fairfield is doing all they can to help the colonial army What can Hannah do to help

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    1. Jean Van Leeuwen Donna Diamond

      When I was growing up in the small town of Rutherford, New Jersey, I was always called a tomboy That was because I loved riding bikes, climbing trees, and playing baseball with the boys in the neighborhood When I finally came inside, I had another name bookworm I was seldom seen without a book in my hand In the summertime, I would go to the library and come back with as many books as I could carry I read by flashlight under the blankets when I was supposed to be sleeping And I read in the car, even though it made me carsick.I was especially fond of reading about certain subjects For a long time, I wished very hard for a dog, so I read all the dog stories I could find After I finally got a dog, I moved on to horse stories and mystery stories By the time I was in sixth grade, I felt as if I d read every single book in our small town library That was when I decided to write my own book It seemed like an easy thing to do I got myself a notebook, sharpened some pencils, and went to work At that point I was enthralled with Anna Sewell s Black Beauty So I decided to write a book just like it.Well, it turned out that writing a book wasn t quite as easy as I thought By the time I got to the third chapter, I had run out of ideas for my story And it didn t help that I didn t know anything at all about horses I had never taken riding lessons or even been on a horse So I put away my notebook and gave up my writing career at the age of eleven.Later on, after studying journalism at Syracuse University, I moved to New York City and got a job in the children s book department of a publisher For my job I read lots of children s books and manuscripts After awhile I decided that maybe I could try again to write a book This time I was a little bit smarter I wrote about things I knew about, and also took a writing class Eventually, my first book, Timothy s Flower, was published.Since then I have written than fifty books Many of them have been inspired by my own two children, David and Elizabeth When they were very small, I didn t have much time for writing The only free time in my day was when they were taking their naps So I began to write little stories about what they were doing and saying These stories grew into a book, Tales of Oliver Pig Over the years, that first book has grown into a whole series of Easy to Read books about Oliver and Amanda Pig Even though my children are now grown up, I still write from my memories of the fun we had together when they were young.In recent years I have become very interested in American history, and especially how our country was settled This interest has led me to begin writing historical fiction I like writing different kinds of stories funny ones and serious ones, fantasy and real life, stories about animals and people, children today and children who lived a long time ago I enjoy writing for different age groups, from preschool to middle school.Now I live in an old house in Chappaqua, New York, not far from New York City When I am not writing, I teach a Writers Workshop for adults and visit schools to talk about books I also volunteer in a first grade classroom, where I help children with their writing I enjoy working in my garden, playing tennis, and listening to music And when I am not doing any of that, I like to read.The truth is, I am still a bookworm.

    555 thoughts on “Hannah of Fairfield: Pioneer Daughters #1”

    1. I sought this book out at the library because I wanted my kids to read another Jean Van Leeuwen book since we liked the author's "Cabin on Trouble Creek" so much. We didn't like this one as wellbut we will seek out more Leeuwen books to read because we liked it "enough." The book covered four topics in a very short time; therefore, we thought a few were under-developed. The topics: 1. Hanna's connection with her deceased grandmother - the book hinted and teased with bits and pieces of details, l [...]


    2. gr 2-4 87pgs1777, Fairfield, CT. 9 year old Hannah Perley's life is full of chores: helping her mother clean, and sewing. What Hannah would really like to do is help with lambing, but she's told that that's man's work. At first the war seems far away, but as it gets closer, Hannah worries could her favorite brother Ben end up joining the fight?continued in Bk 2: Hannah's Helping Hands and Bk 3 Hannah's Winter of Hope






    3. Cute little informational read for a younger reader. Would definitely be a great book for a reading unit when learning about the American Revolution. Not super in depth and a quick read.


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