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The boy isn't much to look at: thin, pale, and undersized for his age. Neighbors shake their heads over Jared Austin's odd ways. His father doesn't think he's good for anything much. Even his friend Jennet wonders what will become of him.But Jared isn't concerned; he has his own ideas about what is really important. One day a journeyman painter visits their quiet New HampsThe boy isn't much to look at: thin, pale, and undersized for his age. Neighbors shake their heads over Jared Austin's odd ways. His father doesn't think he's good for anything much. Even his friend Jennet wonders what will become of him.But Jared isn't concerned; he has his own ideas about what is really important. One day a journeyman painter visits their quiet New Hampshire farm, and his unexpected offer sets Jared aglow with excitement. He starts off on an adventure that takes him miles from home and into experiences that bring him to manhood and deepen his faith. But before he leaves, Jared promises Jennet that someday he wwill come back for her....

Title : The Journeyman
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ISBN : 9780890845356
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 161 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Journeyman Reviews

  • Melissa
    2019-04-20 22:47

    Yet another book I would have never picked up if it hadn't been in our home-school curriculum, but one I ended up truly liking. I just loved Jared Austin. I loved his attitude about everything. So many lessons to be learned from one character.

  • Ian
    2019-05-02 02:44

    This book is about Jared, an apprentice to a house painter for some time. The journeyman is fiction. This book takes place in the United States and starts in Massachusetts. The problem in this book is when a girl that Jared likes is engaged to Corban Cristy. The Journeyman starts when a house painter named Mr. Toppan comes by, and Jared becomes his apprentice. Then they travel all around New England decorating houses. My favorite part of The Journeyman is when Jared and Mr. Toppan are at a hotel and decorate the upstairs room for the hotel, because that’s when Mr. Toppan is teaching Jared about painting the houses. This book is quite interesting and I enjoyed it very much. So read this book!

  • Lorena
    2019-05-06 20:44

    I read this book with my 10 year old daughter, I loved the way the writer describes the way craft and art was pass down from master to apprentice, and the love of the art itself, it also dabs into the superstition that shrouded the American people at the beginning of the US.My daughter loved to compare our lifestyle with the women in the book, how busy they sounded! How many responsibilities they had, they were true providers for their children and families in general.

  • Tammy
    2019-04-24 20:45

    I really enjoy this book each time I read it. The author has a real way with words and her descriptions flow!

  • Diane
    2019-05-15 23:03

    Enjoyed the book very much

  • Rebecca
    2019-04-30 05:00

    My daughter is very art minded and really enjoyed the whole idea of this book. It was a great story with a nice ending that kept you holding on until the end.

  • Erin Pierce
    2019-04-25 00:52

    Another wonderful read by Elizabeth Yates.

  • Lydia Smith
    2019-04-26 22:53

    Didn't expect to like this one as much as we did! Great story about a boy named Jared Austin who becomes an itinerant painter. And how New Hampshireans survive the terrible winter of 1815-1816.

  • Parker
    2019-04-25 20:42

    This book left me with a wonderful feeling inside. I loved it, and I'm sure anyone who has read it would agree.

  • Sarah Brazytis
    2019-05-09 01:58

    This is a classic story with a beautiful message of faith.Jared Austin, a young boy abused by his grieving and embittered father, is given a second chance at life and happiness as the apprentice of a journeyman painter. Thus begins his personal journey into manhood. Along the way he must learn to forgive and love, and what it means to carry faith and courage in his heart.Elizabeth Yates, as always, does a superb job of bringing to life the qualities and graces of our pioneer forefathers. Jared, Mr. Toppan, and all of the farmers and their families are brought to life with a skilled and loving pen. DO NOT miss the sequel! I went too many years not knowing there even was one! Finish Jared's journey with Hue And Cry!

  • Bryan Stevenson
    2019-05-09 02:51

    "There was such silence in the room that the flickering candles seemed almost like sound."I loved the imagery. The book is about a young journeyman painter, so art and nature play a major role. I also grew to love the story. As others have mentioned it started slowly, but paced beautifully toward an engaging plot line. The themes of faith in troubled times, perseverance, and hard work are heavy, but handled in such a way that it is accessible for children. This was part of our home school curriculum and I highly recommend it."Mayhap the beauty that runs through the ages is the same stream," Mr. Toppan went on, gazing into the fire, "just as every flower that unfolds its petals reflects the bloom of creation."

  • Jenny
    2019-04-29 04:49

    There are some pretty deep themes in this book that made for some GREAT discussion. Katie and I were able to talk about idleness leading to gossip, and how completely it can damage someone's reputation. This author is very descriptive, which makes some passages slow, but keep persevering! It is worth every word! The same author wrote "Mountain Born," which was also lovely and made me cry. (I do not cry very easily when reading books.)

  • Mary
    2019-05-04 03:04

    This book was rich in so many ways. I loved the blend of faith, nature and art. I enjoyed following Jared through his many challenges. His character is a wonderful example. It is definitely a new favorite for me.

  • Starr Cliff
    2019-05-01 02:44

    Part of kids school curriculum; my 9 year old daughter and I both loved this one. My 11 year old son pretended not to because of the love story element but he was engaged throughout. I loved the chapters where Jared is learning to become an artist and to draw his inspiration from nature.

  • Lisa
    2019-05-07 01:06

    Absolutely outstanding book about a young, gifted journeyman painter who finds himself the object of cruel gossip when people start accusing him of causing the brutally cold winter of 1816 in New Hampshire (and all of New England) that destroyed crops and stock, and led to starvation and death.

  • Heather Denigan
    2019-05-10 23:40

    This isn't a feel-good story. But you can't help struggling alongside the hero and the girl he loves. You will also find yourself thankful for global warming after enduring the year of "eighteen hundred and froze to death"

  • Michelle Montgomery
    2019-04-20 20:55

    Great book! The kids loved it too. I don't know why but I have always been fascinated by the history of itinerancy, particularly in New England. What a different world we live in now. It makes me wish I lived in simpler, more friendly times.

  • Alisha Bonnell
    2019-05-06 22:46

    this book is the best fiction book ever! it was nicely written, very clean, and extremely hard to put down.

  • Katie
    2019-04-20 02:58

    This is a story about a rarely covered topic--the early traveling skilled worker. Although it's a little slow in places and has a fairly simple plot, it was still a good read.

  • Victoria
    2019-04-28 00:57

    The beginning of this book is slightly boring, but a wonderful story unfolds for those who persevere! I enjoyed this book.

  • Heather Neroy
    2019-05-15 21:59

    Third grade homeschool read aloud.

  • Karen
    2019-05-14 02:38

    I love this book about an itinerant painter painting stencils throughout the NE countryside!

  • Montana Phan
    2019-05-04 01:53

    Just get through the beginning, and then you will start seeing things with Jared, and it has a very good part at the end you have to read to get to!

  • Laura
    2019-05-16 02:47

    Elizabeth Yates paints the world with her words.

  • Rebecca
    2019-04-24 21:55

    Read with my boys. Good historical fiction with a lesson in faith.

  • Nicole
    2019-04-19 03:53

    This book was a little confusing. Had to read it for school... And wasn't a fan...

  • Sarah
    2019-05-03 03:58

    Love this book! Amazing story.

  • Olivia
    2019-04-19 02:51

    I love this book! Elizabeth Yates did an excellent job with it. I really like how Jared is still friends with Corban at the end of the book.

  • Dillon
    2019-05-04 03:41

    I liked that Corbin left the house to Jennet, and the land to Jared. It was like he wanted them to be together.

  • Emily
    2019-05-05 02:06

    A book about an itinerant wall stenciler in the 1800's in New England, specifically NH. Love it. Caleb loves it. Full of life lessons in the midst of a good story.