The Courage of Sarah Noble

The Courage of Sarah Noble Alternate Cover Edition For ISBN 0689715404 ISBN13 9780689715402 In 1707, Young Sarah Noble And Her Father Traveled Through The Wilderness To Build A New Home For Their Family Keep Up Your Courage, Sarah Noble, Her Mother Had Said, But Sarah Found That It Was Not Always Easy To Feel Brave Inside The Dark Woods Were Full Of Animals And Indians, Too, And Sarah Was Only Eight The True Story Of Sarah S Journey Is Inspiring And As She Cares For Her Father And Befriends Her Indian Neighbors, She Learns That To Be Afraid And To Be Brave Is The Greatest Courage Of All.

Family Born in Trinidad, British West Indies naturalized U.S citizen died in Woodbury, CT daughter of John and Alice Haynes Dalgliesh Educator, editor, book reviewer, and author, Dalgliesh was an elementary school teacher for nearly seventeen years, and later taught a course in children s literature at Columbia University From 1934 to 1960 she served as children s book editor for Charles

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  • Paperback
  • 55 pages
  • The Courage of Sarah Noble
  • Alice Dalgliesh
  • 01 September 2017

10 thoughts on “The Courage of Sarah Noble

  1. Rian says:

    Summary this tells the story of Sarah Noble who traveled with her father in 1707 to help build their family s new home in New Milford, CT It is on the list of books not recommended by the Oyate website.Response 1 before reading the Oyate evaluation As I am reading, I am going to record my predictions of what the Oyate reviewers will find disturbing the purchase of the land by the white men the Robinson children s manner of talking about the Indians p 10 11 and Mrs Robinson s use of the word savages Sarah s constant fear of them not that she was scared so much as the treatment of her fear, the lack of critical discussion of why she is afraid of them or whether she should be it is yet another book from the white perspective contrast with just the first few pages of The Birchbark House Sarah s comment that the children she meets are hardly dressed and can t speak English p 266 28 the use of the word Indian to describe the people whose land they have moved to instead of respecting the differences among tribes and being specific this is the way I learned about Indians in school as one homogeneous group with no tribal or regional distinctions the illustration on page 27 John and Sarah Noble s renaming of a tall Indian whom he will call Tall John, since he cannot say his name p 32 a...

  2. Ginette says:

    I know this book has been criticized for portraying Native Americans in a negative light and propagating false information about them, but, considering that it is based on a true story and from the point of view of an 8 year old pioneer girl in the 1700s, it is probably an accurate portrayal of what people would think or say about Native Americans at the time The use of the term Indians, while inaccurate at best and offensive at worst, was what people in the 1700s called them or worse I noticed that, while some reviewers criticized the Robinson mother for calling Indians heathen savages and the Robinson children saying they would kill you, cut your head off, skin you alive, and eat you, they failed to mention that Sarah s father later said to Sarah Mistress Robinson should teach her children to watch their words She should watch her own Yes, some of the things even the Nobles said and did are shocking to me, but it is because I am looking at what happened 300 years ago through very different lenses We can t change history and shouldn t put thoughts and actions that didn t exist, and ignoring what the settlers believed and how they acted, no matter how ignorant it might have been, is hardly fair Whether I like it or not, it is part of the history of my people.I think this book offers a...

  3. Hannah says:

    The simple yet lovely writing structure and the beautiful black and brown illustrations by Leonard Weisgard places this book in my list of favorite childhood reads that spawned a lifelong love of historical fiction and non fiction.Sarah Noble was an 8 year old girl who traveled with her father to the Connecticut wilderness in 1707 They became the first white settlers in what is now New Milford, Connecticut.I was somewhat surprised to find that this book is controversial for it s portrayal of native American white relations While there are a few deragotory references made by 1 2 secondary characters about the native American people, I felt author Dalgliesh made a point of making Sarah s father and later Sarah a voice of acceptance and love towards their native American neighbors I also noted that this book was published in 1954 not the most PC of decades , so I was willing to cut it some slack Frankly, I m a bit tired of having literature written 30 years ago brought under the always ready to take offense PC police It is what it is I d like to think we as human beings have enough smarts to take literature as a reflection of the time period it was written, and enjoy whatever simple joys and truths some of these little gems may hold or ...

  4. Phil Jensen says:

    It s not that bad A defense of Sarah Noble Read in the most flattering light, Sarah Noble is a story of relationships conquering racism There are many attitudes towards American Indians expressed in the novel, and the characters who have the most contact with the Indians become the least racist about them For example, Sarah Noble is terrified of the Indians until she spends some time with them.Some readers complain about the passage in which Sarah wonders whether she is allowed to pray for Indians This is actually a great passage for showing changes in attitude Sarah goes from a background of assuming that Indians are less than human to deciding to pray for them to ultimately feeling kinship for them Authenticity is a bigger issue, though.The authenticity problemHow accurate is this book, and how much should Alice Dalgliesh be held accountable The most obvious issue with the book is that the Indians are never named by group I infer that they are meant to be Wampanoag , but it would have been appropriate for Dalgliesh to be specific Based on my limited knowledge and what I read on Wiki, Dalgliesh s story seems mostly rea...

  5. Graceanne says:

    I love this book

  6. Katie Fitzgerald says:

    This review also appears on my blog, Read at Home Mom.The Courage of Sarah Noble is a short chapter book set in 1707, which is suitable for second and third graders It tells the story of a real child who accompanies her father into the wilderness to cook his meals while he builds their family a new home Sarah is nervous, but reminds herself of her mother s advice to hold on to her courage When Sarah s father goes back to bring the rest of the family to the new house, Sarah must stay behind with Tall John, an Indian who lives nearby, and his family Since she does not speak their language or understand many of their customs, she once again finds herself feeling uncertain and needing to summon her courage.For the time period in which it was written and the age group whom it targets, this book is a decent introduction into life in the early American wilderness Though some characters express stereotypical fears and concerns about the native people living near them, these are put down by Sarah s...

  7. Linda Lipko says:

    I m seriously rethinking my goal of reading all Newbery medal and honor books Some of the early ones are very silly and not worth the time spent in reading them.This was a Newbery honor book from 1955 regarding a young nine year old girl who travels in the wilderness with her father to stake claim to land cleared by American Indians Sarah befriends the Indians and stays with them when her father returns home to fetch the rest of the family to live in the house newly built with the help of the Indians.Perhaps at the time it was written it was refreshing to see American Indians portrayed positively I was born in 1952 and as a child remember playing cowboys and indians with plastic figures The Indians were always the bad guys.Man...

  8. Julie says:

    This book is a treasure Even though it was published in the mid 1950s, it does not feel dated, and the illustrations still seem to jump off of the pages I enjoyed reading it as an adult, and girls in grades 1 4 would probably enjoy it as much as I did.

  9. Jacklyn (ReadingBliss) says:

    Sometimes, you gotta do what you gotta do Moving to a new home, surrounded by rumors of evil natives indians , circled by strangers with a a foreign tongue, after a long journey on foot, Sarah Noble remembers the parting words her mother gave her to keep her strong Through all the scary trials and there are quite a many for a young child Sara Noble takes you with her as she learns to brave through things while still being afraid, finding the best type of courage of all Based on a true story, a picture is painted of how it might have been for a little girl growing up during those times As for the structure of the book, the words are larger, the pages are numbered, and the pictures are cute and expressive, while simple Fifty two ...

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