Saturday, January 20, 2007

Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims

by Clyde Robert Bulla

This one's a kids' biography of Squanto, the Patuxet man who supposedly helped the Pilgrims learn to survive in the wilds of North America. It's an interesting tale, but I was left wondering just how accurate it was. After years of living amongst Englishmen, Squanto is still talking in broken English. One would think that he would have at least learned the verb "to be" in that time. Anyway, maybe this is a faithful recounting of Squanto's life, or maybe it's not. I don't have the knowledge to truly judge it. I do know, however, that it wasn't enjoyable enough to rate higher than waiting room material.
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