If You Were a Kid on the Mayflower
This book blends together fiction and non-fiction, as we time travel back to theMayflowerwith young, hip children who join in the historical event. Adventures ensue, and young readers will imagine they are transported back in time. Modern illustrations, simple timeline, maps, and illuminating sidebars provide a captivating look at life on the Mayflower. Helpful glossary included. 31 pgs, pb.
In 1620, a group of Pilgrims left Europe aboard a ship called the Mayflower. They sailed toward North America, hoping to make a new home where they could practice their religion freely. Readers will join Hope and Theodore as their set sail on a 66-day journey across the Atlantic Ocean. They will learn what living conditions were like aboard the ship, what dangers the Pilgrims faced at sea, and much more.
These small-format books transport your young reader to Independence Hall for the discussion on the Constitution, a seat on the westward-bound Conestoga wagon, or the cramped passenger compartment in the Mayflower. Written in an entertaining question-and-answer format, reviewer Rebecca Rupp says her "kids plunged right in, answering questions and discussing answers." Approx. 80 pgs.