READ BOOK ↠ A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32 - by Joan W. Blos #2020


  • Title: A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32
  • Author: Joan W. Blos
  • ISBN: 9780689829918
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Paperback

  • A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32 By Joan W. Blos I, Catherine Cabot Hall, aged 13 years, 6 months, 29 days do begin this book.So begins the journal of a girl coming of age in nineteenth century New Hampshire Catherine records both the hardships of pioneer life and its many triumphs Even as she struggles with her mother s death and father s eventual remarriage, Catherine s indomitable spirit makes this saga an oftentimeI, Catherine Cabot Hall, aged 13 years, 6 months, 29 days do begin this book.So begins the journal of a girl coming of age in nineteenth century New Hampshire Catherine records both the hardships of pioneer life and its many triumphs Even as she struggles with her mother s death and father s eventual remarriage, Catherine s indomitable spirit makes this saga an oftentimes uplifting and joyous one.Quiet yet powerful, this Newbery Medal winning book is sure to touch all who read it.
    Joan W. Blos
    Joan Winsor Blos was an American writer, teacher and advocate for children s literacy Her 1979 historical novel A Gathering of Days won the U.S National Book Award in the category of Children s Books and the Newbery Medal for the year s most distinguished contribution to American children s literature She lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan

    A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32 By Joan W. Blos

    Commentaires:

    Duane
    I m a sentimentalist, especially when it comes to literature, especially children s literature I love Lucy Maud Montgomery s Anne of Green Gables, Louisa May Alcott s Little Women, and Laura Ingalls Wilder s Little House on the Prairie This book is of the same ilk, especially The Little House stories.This is a simple little book, written as a journal by 14 year old Catherine Hall in 1830 32, spanning just 15 months Written by Joan Blos and published in 1979, she goes back 150 years and captures [...]

    April Helms
    Catherine, a young lady growing up in New Hampshire, writes in a journal of her days, her routines, her friends and her struggles This is very well told The reader feels they are going back in time, with the descriptions of the area, food, mannerisms, thoughts and the words and phrases The book focuses a lot on the routine of the era, but the details don t drag the story down As well as the everyday, there are undercurrents of the debate on slavery, illness, her father s remarriage and the death [...]

    Harper Averitt
    This book is written as a diary in the 1830 s, and sometimes I enjoy diaries, but this book was all over the place Each day didn t correlate with each other Now some parts were formatted well and did make me want to read , but other parts were super boing and made me want to fall asleep I do not recommend this book I did, though, learn a little bit about the 1830 which is a bit of a plus.

    Jstanley
    This book was a very confusing book to me I feel like this book could use a better transition after each diary entry This book was also not a very exciting book either This book felt very boring to me and some of the people that I read it with thought the same.

    Grace Stinson
    This book had a great ending but a super boring beginning and middle.

    Sonja
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the author s lovely, honest and sincere voice.It is the journal of a fourteen year old girl, living in New Hampshire in 1831 She writes of her family life, her father and sister She writes of her mother and baby brother s passing years before She writes of daily life on the farm She tells of her friends and their adventures.One thing I really enjoyed about this book was it s believability Sometimes sad things happen in life Things that we can t explain or fully [...]

    D.C.
    I just thought this was sort of meh I m trying to read all the Newbery Medal winning books, and I just didn t find much to distinguish this from the other slow paced accounts of unhappy children who find quiet, inner strength that litter the Newbery pantheon The journal format is unique and refreshing, and there are some intriguing conflicts to care about, but there just wasn t much to be thrilled about The language of the time and historical accuracy are portrayed right on the money, and make t [...]

    Tiffanie Kelly
    Diary of a 13 year old in 1830 New Hampshire No conflict or character development Best friend s death is foretold on page 1 I don t know how this one won the Newbery.

    Jessika
    It seems I ve been reading a lot of books that detail the lives of girls from different cultures and time periods lately This one, in particular, tells the story of young Catherine and what it was like to live a farm life in New Hampshire in the 1830s It was a good book, by all means, but I have to say that I didn t love it like I was expecting to after seeing that it is a Newbery Award winner I liked that it offered a glimpse into the ways of life during a much simpler time Sometimes, I need a [...]

    Kayli
    You know, I really loved this book One of the reviews on the back of the book says Her characters are truly of their times, not 1970 s sensibilities masquerading in 1830 s homespun, and old fashioned in teh best sense of the word principled True it seemed very authentic I could totally believe it was a real journal I just loved how it seemed so real and I of course love the setting I love it like I love the Little House on the Prairie books, but I might like this one even I only wish there was [...]

    Pamela
    My competitive nature draws me to book lists I challenge myself to read as many of the listed books as possible I even keep a list on my computer of the 1001 books to read before you die as decided by some dude, who wrote a book about it , because even if I don t read them all and I won t, because I ve tried some of them and hated them with a hatred that was than hate , I still get good ideas for obscure books, especially when it comes to pre 19th century literature That s how I found Moll Fla [...]

    Cat
    This was a rare occurrence a Newbery winner that I hadn t read Shocking A Gathering of Days is set in 1831 1832, and follows young Catherine as she comes of age in the wilderness of a new nation Her mother has recently died, and she chronicles taking over household life, going to school, and the morality of slavery in the short diary entries that comprise the novel The story starts out slow, as most diary based books do, but it picks up speed by the end I can understand why it won the Newbery Aw [...]

    Justine
    It was ok It never really picked up for me It was kind of interesting to know what they re daily life was like back in the 1830 s and what they had to go through but like I said it never really picked up.

    Katie
    This book was a somewhat boring account of a girl s childhood in New England written in diary form The best part was the use of the word abecedarian.

    Jo Fetsco
    Written as a New Hampshire girl s journal from 1830 1832, Catherine Hall is a 13 year old who is keeping house for her father and sister due to her mother s death during childbirth This short time journal tells of one of her most memorable time periods in her life during which her father remarries, she gets a stepmother and a stepbrother, her best friend dies, and she leaves her father s farm, never to return again It received the Newbery, I believe, because the novel captures early American far [...]

    Juli Anna
    I had higher hopes for this one I enjoyed Blos s recreation of 19th century language and her descriptions of everyday life, but I found the plot too meandering for my taste My biggest issue with this book was the plot thread involving the runaway slave The whole episode seemed contrived and implausible ultimately, it seemed like Blos was just trying to find a way to bring in modern s and talk about race after a decade of excellent race centered children s books It really had no place in this sto [...]

    Debbie
    55 1980 A Gathering of Days A New England Girl s Journal, 1830 1832 by Joan W Blos Scribner 7 14 13 144 pages I wonder to myself why so many of the Newbery Medal winners are sad or at least bittersweet Is it not possible to gain meaning without sadness.The story starts with a letter from Catherine Hall Onesti to her great granddaughter and namesake as she turns 14 In the letter, she explains that she is giving the girl the journal that she kept when she was a girl of 13 and 14 She foreshadows th [...]

    Robin Green
    I would not recommend this book to anyone who values their sanity I started this book for a school reading group, it being the only book left on our shelf I hadn t read yet Turns out, there was a reason for that Dear Joan Blos, Misspelling teased to teazed and abbreviating three letter names like Asa doesn t make you book good It makes readers want to tear out every page of the novel in frustration There is no action in this book I don t even know what the plot was about I think that it involved [...]

    Ann
    Another book that is fairly well written but has no kid appeal at all It didn t have any appeal for me, that s for sure The droning and entirely lackluster narrator of the audio version I was listening to certainly didn t help matters much, but I don t think I would have been terribly engaged with the book even without that added impediment.The setting here is masterfully done, I will certainly give the book that much The period details are artfully included so that they never bog down the narra [...]

    Cici
    This was not a very exciting book Catherine takes care of her little family because her mother has died This book is Catherine s diary One day, she sees a stranger in the woods A few days later, she loses her school book and then finds it on a rock with this note in it PLEAZ MISS I AM COLD TAKE PITY Or something like that Anyways, Catherine and her friend Cassie leave a quilt and some food in the woods They guess that the strange man is a run away slave Later in the book, there are some big chan [...]

    Linda Lipko
    Continuing on my quest to read all Newbery medal and honor books, I randomly selected this one from the green cabinet where I specifically store all the Newbery books I own.It is just what my weary spirit needed This is a simple tale told from the perspective of 13 year old Catherine Hall, set in pioneer days of New Hampshire during the dates of 1830 1832 With a feel similar to the books of Laura Ingalls Wilder, this book has a lyrical rolling quality while depicting the joys and hardships of pi [...]

    Andrew Cumming
    When you decide to read all the Newbery Medal winning books, you discover some truly great stories It doesn t matter if you like mysteries, science fiction, historical fiction or just a regular old fiction, there s something for everyone Unfortunately, A Gathering of Days A New England Girl s Journal, 1830 1832, just wasn t a great story.Credit must be given to Ms Blos, she did find a unique voice in her narrator and she really did evoke the feel of what I imagine a small 1830 s New Hampshire to [...]

    Sara Whitford
    This is yet another book I read for the sake of my son s homeschool curriculum While I m crazy about history and many of the various subjects of this book were interesting, I have to admit that I just wasn t in love with this book On the positive side, I think the author does a fantastic job of detailing exactly what life would have been like for a young girl like Catherine, living in New England in the early 19th century including the things that she would have found worthy of writing in a jour [...]

    Robin
    This is a sweet little book, appropriate for children learning about American history Blos based her story on extensive research about a small settlement of houses, incorporating some anecdotes and other tidbits from primary sources but fictionalizing the majority of the content The narrator recounts her household duties, recipes, her strivings with her schoolwork, her friendships, her experiences with loss, her dubious welcome of her new step mother from far away Boston, and her maturing accept [...]

    Brooke Mullins
    A Gathering of Days A New England Girl s Journal, 1830 32 is a a Newbery Award winner novel written by Joan W Blos.This novel is set up like a diary and the reader reads the events and thoughts of this this character, Catherine This novel is a great way to learn about the 1800 s and how everyday life went, but I found it quite boring This book is only 140 pages and it took me nearly 3 weeks to finish because I could not get connected with the story This book would be on an interest level of gir [...]

    Roberto
    This book is about a girl from england who is being followed by a man in a black suit and black hat the girl is always going to church on sunday now she doesn t now what to do she is scared that the man is going to d something bad to her this is really bad because now the man is chasing her down the street into corners this is really bad this book made me realize that when your In trouble you need to tell someone.tis is one of those books that get you by the tail with a twist of events now i can [...]

    Kathleen
    I liked this better than the other Blos novel i have, possibly because it s in the form of a journal Written by a young woman in 1830s New England, it brings to play issues such as slavery, disease, politics and the education of women at this time It was an okay book A pretty good girl book with some spirit, political than the Anne of Green Gables books, but the heroine is not nearly as appealing.

    Rachel Pollock
    I loved this book so much as a child, that I copied a poem out of it to include in the cardboard casket when we buried my cat who was hit by a car Rereading it as an adult, I feel it has held up well I like the conceit of the diary structure book ended by letters to a future generation by the much older narrator I loved the level of historical detail, and the author s copious research is evident Would recommend.

    Nicole
    I don t know if 2 stars is the best rating for this book, maybe 2.5 maybe 3, none feel very right It s a bit hard because I feel like I enjoyed it and yet I was still sort of feel detached from it It is not bad book at all but there was so much that I felt if it wasn t for the fact of what I know, as an adult, it may not transfer well with a younger audience.

    Laura Verret
    Catherine Hall, a young New Englander, is featured as the main character in this fictional diary As she struggles through the weighty expectations and demands that are laid upon her, we watch Catherine grow from a young girl to a young woman.Visit The Blithering Bookster to read my full review blitheringbookster home 20

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