"Rebekka Parry (author of young readers' story on Pilgrims' Indian friend Hobomok), again, has penned a time-transporting history book for young readers. What was it like to be a boy in the Mayflower Pilgrim community at Plymouth, 400 years ago? Giles Hopkins was one boy who lived the answer to that question. Mrs. Parry's action-packed and picturesque fact-based story, of Giles Hopkins' first year at Plymouth, provides an entertaining portrayal of typical and unusual life experiences that Giles Hopkins faced, as the Mayflower Pilgrims learned to live with new challenges in the New World, while making new Indian friends, such as Samoset, Squanto, and chief Massasoit. Enjoyable and informative "
-Dr. James J.S. Johnson
Historian at Institute for Creation Research
"I have had the pleasure of getting to know Rebekka Parry when she and her family have visited Plymouth to discover the rich Christian heritage of our country. She is a great researcher that has a unique ability to dig through primary sources to find the true and human story of our country. Being a mother she has an ability to relate to children and write in a style that is relatable and teachable at the same time. I highly recommend this book."
Educational Director at The Jenney Museum
"Giles Hopkins' First Year at Plymouth is a look at a new life through a child's eyes. It's a glimpse into what was surely a grand adventure to a twelve year old: the interesting, the devastating, and the hopeful. May we all be able to recognize our own life events as blessings and to always give thanks for them, just as young Giles did."
Blogger at This Family Blog and author of
upcoming historical children's book Sarah Had a Plan
Giles Hopkins sailed to America in the Mayflower. Who will he meet now? What will he discover?
Follow this historical boy's adventures in the New World