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.
About the Author
Peter Arenstam and John Kemp both work on the Mayflower II at Plimoth Plantation. They are seasoned sailors and expert costumed interpreters of the early colonial period. Both men live in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Catherine O'Neill Grace has written several children's books, including "1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving." She lives in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Plimoth Plantation is a living history museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts that includes a recreated colonial village and Wampanoag Indian site as well as the Mayflower II, a wooden replica of the original Mayflower ship.
"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