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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, ...
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.
Posted February 16, 2009
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 30, 2009
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