Pilgrim Stories I – From Old Homes to New


Pilgrim Stories, Book I: From Old Homes to New (PDF ebook)

After a couple of years absence, this week we are again featuring this absolutely delightful three part serialization of “Pilgrim Stories”, originally published in 1910. This is a wonderful “read aloud” resource that you can share with the kids over the next couple of weeks, to make Thanksgiving not only a family celebration, but a learning time as well.

We are loving this series! Thank you so much! We read almost the entire book the first day. My son is only 6 and I was amazed how much he enjoyed it! He didn’t want me to stop! I can’t wait to finish reading the rest of the series to him!- Diana

I can say enough how much we are enjoying this series of books. We keep reading and don’t want to stop. My children are very young but are really getting a lot out of these. They go very nicely with our study of Thanksgiving. These stories of real people help my children understand. – Connie

In Part One, we meet the Pilgrims and learn why they were forced to leave their homes in search of a place they could freely worship… a journey which had many false starts, and which eventually led to a hazardous journey across the ocean in hopes of reaching the “New World” and a place they could make their own.

To download today’s resource, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save” to your computer! Mac users, hold the “control” key down and click the link, then save to your mac.

 

17 Thoughts.

  1. I am wondering how other folks “store” their downloaded & copied books. I just printed Pilgrim Stories, Bk. One, & it’s at least a half inch thick. I tho’t about doing the 3-hole punch & putting them in a binder, but if you did very many of these, you would soon have to have a LOT of storage space. The only other tho’t I’ve had is to maybe file them, but there again, you would need a LOT of file space to do that. Any ideas? Thanks!

  2. Hi Donna,

    For smaller ebooks that you print out, I like to 3-hole punch them and put them into report covers. These are paper folders with the 3-tabs inside to insert your paper. These hold an ebook up to about 1/2 inch…maybe more. I first was putting my ebooks into 3-ring binders and they DID take up a lot of space. These paper folders expand only to the size of your ebook..taking up a lot of LESS space! Enjoy the ebooks…I am!

    In Christ,
    Sheri

  3. I don’t print out everything or I will sometimes only print out what will be read in a school week. If you do leave them on your computer don’t forget to save them to a disk. I learned the hard way when the computer crashed Saturday and I lost a lot of good ebooks.

  4. Another option is to open the ebook you wish to print. Click on File, Print. About midway down the Print box, there is an option box. At the bottom of that list of options is “Print Booklet” or something like that.
    It takes a while for the computer and printer to set it up, but it’s smaler and like a book.
    Your printer options might be different. If you don’t find Booklet Printing, check your Help section for Booklet Printing.

  5. I can say enough how much we are enjoying this series of books. We keep reading and don’t want to stop. My children are very young but are really getting a lot out of these. They go very nicely with our study of Thanksgiving. These stories of real people help my children understand.

    Thank you so much for offering these books.

    As far as what we do with them. I don’t print any, I save them all to my computer then to disks as back up. We read off the computer. That way I don’t have to worry about paper, ink and storage.

  6. We are loving this series! Thank you so much! We read almost the entire book the first day. My son is only 6 and I was amazed how much he enjoyed it! He didn’t want me to stop! I can’t wait to finish reading the rest of the series to him!

    As for what I do with them, I save everything to my computer and then transfer to my external hard drive. I usually read off the computer unless it is something I want my son to read or it’s not very long. I did not want to use the paper and ink to print this huge book.

    But if I were to print it, I would print it 2 book pages to one piece of paper. This will save you a lot of paper and space. Also be sure and print double-sided. If your printer doesn’t do it automatically, you should be able to print just the odd pages, flip it over and print just the even pages.

  7. This resource is wonderful. I printed teh whole thing out. I plan on reading it or having the boys read it on their own yearly. This is our first chapter book and they love it! Thank you for all the wonderful resources you have provided.

  8. Thanks for this resource. I read this book to my kids this time last year. They loved it! This year I had it printed out so we can relax by the fire and read all three! Happy Thanksgiving, Carrie

  9. Just curious if #3 is going to be on this week.   I have 1 and 2 from previous years but have yet to get 3.  Thanks!

  10. I download a lot (but not all) of the freebies (and other homeschool resources) and put them in one "homeschool resources" folder. The default PDF reader on my laptop isn't super flexible, but I did discover a free e-reader program from Adobe called Adobe Digital Editions. That makes it easy to organize and use my digital books on my laptop, eliminating my need to print much of anything. And the kids sit on either side of me so they can follow along, too. If I had a tablet computer, that would probably make it easier still, but I'm good without one for now!
    Also, is this particular book supposed to stop in the middle of the story on p. 99? I know that it said part 1, but I found it strange that it stopped in the middle of the story, in the middle of a sentence even. If it will continue tomorrow, fine. We won't read it all today, anyway, but my kids are really enjoying this story!

  11. I save everything to a 2 TB external hard drive in 3 folders with sub folders for now. a) P-4, b) 5-12 and Library, c) Teaching…Health, History, Seasonal/Holiday, Science and Nature to name just a few. The PC and the tv are hooked together for screen reading, plus we have an  offbrand ereader that plays video and music too for the Librivox audios. No printing yet, but I could see the need if you have littles that need to hold a paper copy. Holiday hint- look up author's names in internet archive for more books. Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. I do not print everything, but save them in a computer file. When I do print a story, it if is long I try to print it in booklet form.  If the booklet is too big to cut and staple (with an industrial book stapler) then I found that lazer quick will spiral bind almost anything for about $1.

  13. Thanks so much for this resource! I’m looking forward to reading it with my girls. We are studying the Mayflower, Pilgrims, and the First Thanksgiving this week and next to get ready for Thanksgiving. I usually just save to my laptop folders (and to my external hard drive) and read it from my laptop (My girls are 6yo & 4yo) instead of printing. When I do print ebooks for the girls to use, I use the booklet option to print so it uses less paper. It makes the print smaller but still readable.

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