. . . If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620

by Ann McGovern

Paperback, 1991



Local notes

973.2 McG



Scholastic Paperbacks (1991), Edition: Reprint, 80 pages. $6.00.


Questions and answers describe the voyage of the Mayflower and the Pilgrim's first year in the New World.


Original language


Original publication date


Physical description

80 p.; 7.75 x 0.25 inches


0812451007 / 9780812451009



User reviews

LibraryThing member SuPendleton
This is a very kid-friendly book published by Scholastic. I read it to my students when we were studying Plymouth. This is a good read-aloud book as well as a book for independent readers. The book is organized into sections based on questions about the Pilgrims such as "Who were the Pilgrims?" and "What rules did people have to obey?" Each section answers a question about the Pilgrims in a straight-forward manner. The book touches on the subject of the colonists taking the land from the Native Americans but only very briefly. There is no glossary, bibliography, or further resources in the book- it is strictly a quick read for the classroom.… (more)
LibraryThing member Hamburgerclan
A couple of years ago, I wouldn't have bothered to review this. I might have picked it up off of the kids' reading stack, paged through it, maybe even enjoyed it, but then would put it down without further ado. These days, however, since I'm reading all sorts of kids' books and posting my reviews on LibraryThing, I'm more inclined to put in my two-cents worth. Anyway, this is a nice little illustrated book that gives kids a peek into what life might have been like for a Pilgrim boy or girl aboard the Mayflower and later in the Plymouth colony. It gives a good overview of the time, mentioning the hardships and personal conflicts as well as the triumphs of The Mayflower Compact and the first Thanksgiving celebration. It helps make this bit of history come alive and is worth checking out if you have young'uns who need to study their history.
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LibraryThing member weeksie50
This is a great book to explain about the time when The Pilgrims were coming to America. It tells about the Mayflower Voyage and how they become accoustomed to thier new life. The illustrations add to the detail of the story. How they dressed, lived, and survived. It also gives interesting facts and tidbits about thier lives.

I would use this book during the month of November. I would leave it out on the independant reading shelf.
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LibraryThing member Heather19
WOW, I had completely forgotten about this book until I saw it online a few minutes ago! This used to be my VERY favorite book when I was a kid! The pilgrims and the Mayflower were my favorite parts of learning about history, and this book made that learning even more fun. It's filled with wonderful illustrations and simple but interesting facts and Q&As. I very, very much recommend it.… (more)
LibraryThing member magarcia
great book to give students a bit of a history lesson on this topic before going deep into the topic.
LibraryThing member StephSchmahl
This book is about the Pilgrim's voyage on the Mayflower and their first year in America. It's a fact filled book with answers on why the Pilgrims left England to come to America. It also talks about everything they had to go through on their way here.

I enjoyed this book mainly just for a book to use during a thanksgiving unit. It was very factual but I didn't think it would really interest the students.

I would use the book in class during a Thanksgiving unit to inroduce how we got Thanksgiving, then I would have the students plant corn as a little field trip.
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