Diary of an Early American Boy: Noah Blake 1805

By: Eric Sloane

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Book Details: 128 pages, 8 1/4 x 11, paperback, Dover Publications


"Recommended for general collections."-Library Journal
Includes 72 of the author's own illustrations
This reprint of an actual early-nineteenth-century diary provides today's readers with a delightful rarity. Eric Sloane has taken a fifteen-year-old farm boy's brief, concise notebook and expanded the daily entries with explanatory narrative and his own remarkable drawings. As a result, he has preserved the simplicity and charm of a bygone era. A fascinating guide to past life and customs in rural New England, the book includes verbal and graphic sketches detailing the construction of an entire backwoods farm.
Unabridged republication of the work originally published by Wilfred Funk, Inc., New York, 1962.
128 pages, 8 1/4 x 11, paperback, Dover Publications


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For his fifteenth birthday in 1805, young Noah Blake's parents gave him a little leatherbound diary in which he recorded the various activities on his father's farm. This reprint of an actual early nineteenth-century book provides today's readers with a delightful rarity -- a view of bygone days through the eyes of a young boy. Eric Sloane has taken the notebook with its brief comments and expanded the daily entries with explanatory narrative and 72 of his own remarkable drawings.
Verbal and graphic sketches detail the construction of an entire backwoods farm as well as such common tasks as making nails, building a bridge, splitting shingles, spring plowing, and maple-sugaring. The result is "an extraordinary glimpse into everyday Early American rural life . . . that] will delight readers of all ages." -- History in Review.

Title: Diary of an Early American Boy: Noah Blake 1805

Author: Eric Sloane

Categories: Life & Times,

Publisher: Dover Publications: [1962]

ISBN Number: 0486436667

ISBN Number 13: 9780486436661

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 128 pages, 8 1/4 x 11, paperback, Dover Publications

Seller ID: 436667