The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh (1954)

sarah.jpgThe purported true story of seven-year-old Sarah Noble.

In 1707, Sarah and her father travel to the frontier of Connecticut to establish a homestead on property he has recently purchased.  Connecticut is wild country in those days, filled with animals and members of the Native American Schaghticoke tribe.  Sarah has heard frightening things about the Schaghticoke, but despite her many fears, she follows her mother’s counsel to “have courage”.

How will things turn out between the Native Americans and these new settlers?  This Newbery Honor Book is an interesting peek into the 1950’s view of relations between White settlers and native peoples in the early 1700s.

Many sensitive topics can be discussed when you read The Courage of Sarah Noble aloud with your child.

Advanced Early Grade reading level, 64 pages, Newbery Honor Book, Published in 1954.

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