Mayflower 1620: A New Look at a Pilgrim Voyage

by Peter Arenstam

Other authorsCatherine O'Neill Grace (Author)
Hardcover, 2003



Local notes

974.4 Are




National Geographic Children's Books (2003), 48 pages.$18.00. Purchased 2007.


Contains a photographed reenactment of the voyage and landing of the Mayflower with text covering the perspectives of both the Native Americans and the English.


Original language


Physical description

48 p.; 8.75 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member marybetha
This book has a table of contents and an idex in the back of the book. Additional information for the teacher is also included in the back of the book. It's an informative resource that takes a new look at the voyage of the Mayflower.
LibraryThing member SuPendleton
The book tells the difficult journey of those traveling to the New World on the Mayflower with beautiful photographs and historical details. There are many interesting footnotes on the pages to help students understand what life was like in the 1620s. Personal documents from the voyage are shared
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as well as documents from the first colonists. Although there are few references to the affect English colonization had on the Wampanoag, in all fairness, this is the story of the colonists coming to Plimouth. The use of historical reenactment to tell the story of the colonists makes the story appealing to students. They can actually "see" what the colonists and sailors. This book would make a great addition to an elementary school classroom. At the back of the book there is a short Bibliography and list of events in chronological order. I was surprised the book did not include additional links for teachers.
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LibraryThing member wichitafriendsschool
Vibrant photography of a rare reenactment using the Mayflower II leads readers imaginatively into the narrative. The vivid and informative text explores the story behind the exhibits at the living-history museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Primary sources record what the voyagers wore, what they
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ate, and telling details of their journey. First-person accounts reveal the hopes and dreams they carried. Readers share in the long hours at sea, and in the dangers faced after landfall. Extensive end notes, a map, a detailed chronology, and a bibliography round out the full story of the Mayflower.
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