The Landing of the Pilgrims

The Landing of the Pilgrims

by James Daugherty


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The Landing of the Pilgrims by James Daugherty

In England in the early 1600s, everyone was forced to join the Church of England. Young William Bradford and his friends believed they had every right to belong to whichever church they wanted. In the name of religious freedom, they fled to Holland, then sailed to America to start a new life. But the winter was harsh, and before a year passed, half the settlers had died. Yet, through hard work and strong faith, a tough group of Pilgrims did survive. Their belief in freedom of religion became an American ideal that still lives on today.

James Daugherty draws on the Pilgrims' own journals to give a fresh and moving account of their life and traditions, their quest for religious freedom, and the founding of one of our nation's most beloved holidays—Thanksgiving.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394846972
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 02/28/1981
Series: Landmark Books Series
Edition description: REISSUE
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 346,541
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile: 990L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Born in 1889 in North Carolina, James Henry Daugherty studied art in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and Europe. The author started his career doing advertising drawings in New York City. Soon afterward, he moved on to illustrating magazines, including the New Yorker, and painting large murals. He came into his own writing and illustrating books for young people—creating drawings for more than 90 books before his death in 1974. Among the many books Mr. Daugherty wrote and illustrated are Daniel Boone, a Newbery Medal winner, and Andy and the Lion, a Caldecott Medal runner-up.

Table of Contents

Part 1Not as Other Men (1607-1620)
The Boy and the Postmaster1
How Will Made a Great Decision5
How Persecution Came upon the Separatists at Scrooby7
Leyden Years15
The Press18
Delfthaven Farewell24
Aboard the Mayflower27
Part 2Between Two Worlds (1620-1621)
How Master Christopher Jones Brought the Mayflower Across the Furious Ocean35
How the Mayflower Came to Anchor at Cape Cod46
Of the Adventure in the Shallop52
The Third Discovery and the First Encounter56
How the Discoverers Sought Thievish Bay and Found Plymouth Harbor61
How the Mayflower Came to Plymouth Harbor65
Lost in the Forest70
How the Spring Came and How Samoset Came out of the Forest74
Of the Visit of That Great Chief, Massasoit77
Part 3New England Adventure (1621-1623)
The Return of the Mayflower85
How Mr. Winslow Brought a Scarlet Coat to Massasoit88
How Squanto Was Avenged94
Of the Arrival of the Ship Fortune101
Of the Strange Message from Canonicus104
Thanksgiving, 1621106
Of a Strange Plot111
Of How They Built a Strong Fort for Their Defense115
Concerning the Coming of the Charity and the Swan118
How Massasoit Disclosed a Most Villainous Plot125
How Witawamat Lost His Head130
How Began Free Enterprise135
How Came the Good Ship Anne and the Pinnace Ye Little James139
The Sailing of the Anne and of the Great Fire142
Good News from New England145
Twenty Years Later148

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Landing of the Pilgrims 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This account of the first three years the Pilgrim Separatists spent at Plymouth Plantation reads like a novel. It is filled with adventurous episodes, danger, and treachery. This bit of history is certainly an example of the truth being more interesting than fiction!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So i never really got into the book its not to exiting