Mayflower 1620: A New Look at a Pilgrim Voyage

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Plimoth Plantation and the National Geographic Society come together to tell the true story behind the legendary voyage of the Mayflower. A meticulously researched work, Mayflower 1620 offers children a compelling, fresh account of this much-told story.

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, ...

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Overview

Plimoth Plantation and the National Geographic Society come together to tell the true story behind the legendary voyage of the Mayflower. A meticulously researched work, Mayflower 1620 offers children a compelling, fresh account of this much-told story.

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 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.

Readers experience a new look at this seminal historical event through the eyes of those who now regularly inhabit the world of the pilgrims—the actors who interpret the Pilgrim Voyage. This eye-opening book teaches children the value of closely reexamining everything we think we know.

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"Learn the difference between myth and reality in this well-documented book about the Mayflower journey....Clear, crisp color photos bring the adventure to life." —WonderKorner
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792262763
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 9/11/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 380,788
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.44 (w) x 10.81 (h) x 0.14 (d)

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Plimoth Plantation and the National Geographic Society come together to tell the true story behind the legendary voyage of the Mayflower. A meticulously researched work, Mayflower 1620 offers children a compelling, fresh account of this much-told story.

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 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.

Readers experience a new look at this seminal historical event through the eyes of those who now regularly inhabit the world of the pilgrims—the actors who interpret the Pilgrim Voyage. This eye-opening book teaches children the value of closely reexamining everything we think we know.

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

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    Mayflower 1620

    Mayflower 1620: A New Look at a Pilgrim Voyage is an excellent introduction to the voyage of the Mayflower. With fantastic photographs depicting what the voyage would have look like, all taken while on board the Mayflower II. The authors do a good job dispelling the myths of a united Separatists looking for freedom for all. There is also attention given to the Native population of what would become Plymouth, Massachusetts and some of the destructive elements of European-Native contact. A good warts and all brief introduction for ages eight to twelve.

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