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Mayflower: The Ship that Started a Nation

Written by Rebecca Siegel & illustrated by Michael Lauritano
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64
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Join the Pilgrims on their perilous journey across the ocean, as they start a new life in North America. This stunning book marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage, with edge-to-edge illustrated scenes, interspersed with detailed maps, inventories and cutaways, along with engaging, narrative text to make this a history book to treasure and pour over time and again.

Learn about the perilous journey, the crew and passengers, the cargo on board, and what happened when they finally dropped anchor in Cape Cod. Meet the Wampanoag people and learn about how the Pilgrims’ arrival changed their way of life. Atmospheric artwork and detailed scenes will spark your imagination as you discover the amazing true story behind the birth of a nation. Find out as if you were there:

  • Who were the Pilgrims?
  • Why did they want to leave England?
  • Why was the journey so perilous?
  • What was the Mayflower Compact?
  • Who are the Wampanoag?
  • How did the Pilgrims interact with the Wampanoag?
  • What happened at the first Thanksgiving?
  • What became of the Mayflower?

This fact-packed children’s book includes a comprehensive timeline of events, an author’s note, plus a glossary and ideas for further learning.

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Who Wrote Mayflower: The Ship that Started a Nation

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Rebecca Siegel

Rebecca Siegel has a master’s degree in English Literature from Loyola University, Chicago. She has worked in children’s publishing for over a decade, editing and writing books for trade and school library publishers. For more information, please visit rebeccasiegel.org.

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Who Illustrated Mayflower: The Ship that Started a Nation

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Michael Lauritano

Michael Lauritano is an illustrator who loves all forms of narrative creativity. He uses his broad imagination and critical thinking skills to create his varied work. Michael studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, and now lives in Ridgewood, New York.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780711248250
Publication Date:
July 21, 2020

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