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The Journal of Jasper Jonathan Pierce

(2000)
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In 1620, an indentured servant named Jasper Jonathan Pierce sets sail with his master and 100 others on the Mayflower, seeking adventure, freedom from the rules of King James's church, and a new way of life in America.

While many people are familiar with the history of the Pilgrims, popular historical novelist Ann Rinaldi (The Last Silk Dress and A Break With Charity: A Story About the Salem Witch Trials) delves far deeper into the day-to-day life of these brave pioneers. Beleaguered by internal strife and sickness, the passengers and crew of the Mayflower arrived in Plymouth ill-equipped to last the winter. With the help of several Indians who befriended the settlers, many survived, although a number of them died. Viewed through the eyes of 14-year-old Jasper, who records the events of his first 15 months in America in his journal, the Pilgrims' experiences take on a fresh, current feel. Although Jasper is a fictional character, the other characters in the story were real people, and the events are soundly based on factual accounts. Encounters with Pilgrim bullies, the suicide of one woman, and blow-by-blow details of the hardships endured make this an exciting, intelligent addition to the excellent My Name Is America series. (Ages 9 to 12) --Emilie Coulter



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Hardback Editions

November 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Journal of Jasper Jonathan Pierce: A Pilgrim Boy (My Name is America)
Author(s): Ann Rinaldi
ISBN: 0-439-55511-6 / 978-0-439-55511-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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June 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: My Name Is America: The Journal Of Jasper Jonathan Pierce, A Pilgrim Boy
Author(s): Ann Rinaldi
ISBN: 0-590-51078-9 / 978-0-590-51078-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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1900 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Journal of Jasper Jonathan Pierce (A Dear America Book - my name is America)
Author(s): Ann Rinaldi
ISBN: 0-439-44556-6 / 978-0-439-44556-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: scholastic
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