Almost Home: A Story Based on the Life of Mayflower's Mary Chilton

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Almost Home is the story of the pilgrims' journey to America and of God's providence and provision in their journey. Several of the characters mentioned in the story- Mary Chilton, Constance Hopkins, and Elizabeth Tilley- were actual passengers on the Mayflower! Mary Chilton was a young girl when she left her home in Holland and traveled to America onboard the Mayflower with her parents. The journey was filled with trials, joys, and some surprises, but when she reached the New World she experienced a new life, a ...
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Almost Home: A Story Based on the Life of the Mayflower's Mary Chilton

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Overview

Almost Home is the story of the pilgrims' journey to America and of God's providence and provision in their journey. Several of the characters mentioned in the story- Mary Chilton, Constance Hopkins, and Elizabeth Tilley- were actual passengers on the Mayflower! Mary Chilton was a young girl when she left her home in Holland and traveled to America onboard the Mayflower with her parents. The journey was filled with trials, joys, and some surprises, but when she reached the New World she experienced a new life, a new freedom, and a new home. Wendy Lawton has taken the facts of the pilgrims' journey to the New World, and from this information filled in personal details to create a genuine and heart-warming story.

While making the pilgrimage from Holland to America in 1620 with other English Separatists, teenaged Mary Chilton endures many hardships that test her faith in God.

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This well-researched and well-written book tells the Pilgrim story -- a story of persecution, hardship, determination, and faith in God -- as seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Mary Chilton.  Must reading for young ladies.
-Eugene A. Fortine, Governor General of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802436375
  • Publisher: Moody Pub
  • Publication date: 1/15/2003
  • Series: Daughters of the Faith Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 296,977
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Windmills and Wounded Hearts

2. Farewell to Leyden

3. Trouble on the Open Seas

4. From Land to Sea and Back Again

5. A Vast and Furious Ocean

6. Mutiny on the Mayflower

7. The Bleak Sandy Shore

8. Gunpowder and Buried Treasure

9. Almost There

10. The Mayflower Nannies

11. Samoset and Squanto

12. Giving Thanks

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  • Posted June 17, 2012

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    True to history, excellent tween-teen read of Pilgrims journey

    Mary Chilton was a very mature 13 year old in the group of Pilgrims and Strangers or Saints and Sinners when she sailed for America aboard the Mayflower in 1620. This book in the Daughters of the Faith Series, published by Moody Publishers, and written by Wendy Lawton is an excellent read for the tween-teen. It is intense, just the right length, and filled with facts. The story line is written true to history and yet entertaining and enthralling enough to capture the fleeting interest of the young reader.

    The descriptions of the storm at sea, the cold, the illness, the filth aboard and the emotions of these dear souls who forged the path for the forming of a country where one could worship according to the dictates of one's heart are truly top quality.

    "Almost Home" is a biographical novel about a real girl and a real situation. Conversations are, of course, fictional but the story is true to historical evidence and is one I would recommend for young readers at home, home schools, and Christian schools.

    A list of Mayflower passengers can be found on Wikipedia (characters in the book "Almost Home" are listed as real passengers)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2004

    excellent Pilgrim historical novel.

    Thirteen-year-old Mary Chilton has lived in Leyden, Holland almost her entire life; she was not yet three years old when her family fled England in search of religious freedom. But neither England nor Holland feels like her real home to Mary. She has always longed for a place to truly belong. When her parents decide to join other English Separatists living in Holland who are planning to settle in the New World, she feels a mixture of sorrow at leaving behind friends, neighbors, and her three adults sisters, and joy at the thought that she might finally find a place to call home. But the sea voyage on the Mayflower is long and dangerous, filled with storms and sickness, and the difficulties do not end when they finally reach the New World. Wendy Lawton has brought to life the story of Mary Chilton, a real girl who was a passenger on the Mayflower in 1620. I really enjoyed this book, and I highly recommend it to readers who enjoy historical fiction, particularly those who have a special interest in the Pilgrims or Colonial America.

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