The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower, or John Howland's Good Fortune

The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower, or John Howland's Good Fortune

by P. J. Lynch

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Overview

In the first book he has both written and illustrated, master artist P.J. Lynch brings a Mayflower voyager’s story to vivid life.

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At a young age, John Howland learned what it meant to take advantage of an opportunity. Leaving the docks of London on the Mayflower as an indentured servant to Pilgrim John Carver, John Howland little knew that he was embarking on the adventure of a lifetime. By his great good fortune, John survived falling overboard on the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, and he earned his keep ashore by helping to scout a safe harbor and landing site for his bedraggled and ill shipmates. Would his luck continue to hold amid the dangers and adversity of the Pilgrims’ lives in New England? John Howland’s tale is masterfully told in his own voice, bringing an immediacy and young perspective to the oft-told Pilgrims’ story. P.J. Lynch captures this pivotal moment in American history in precise and exquisite detail, from the light on the froth of a breaking wave to the questioning voice of a teen in a new world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781536202960
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 282,989
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

P.J. Lynch, one of the most accomplished children’s book creators working today, has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and the Christopher Medal three times. His meticulous research brings impeccable detail to the twenty books he has illustrated, including The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski, When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, and Mysterious Traveler by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham. P.J. Lynch lives in Dublin.

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The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower, or John Howland's Good Fortune 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
This book is great! If you want to know more about the pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving this is your book. The journey has struggle, adventure, uncertainty, courage, danger, a new world, challenges, tests, success, and the return (or not). And, it is based on history. What more could you want? This book is a fun way to learn about early American history or to prepare for your Thanksgiving. If you like hero adventures you will like this book. So accept the call to adventure, do not turn away. Review By Henry L., age 7, North Texas Mensa