The Mayflower and the Pilgrims’ New World
"[T]he Indians and English of Plymouth Colony did not live in perfect harmony. It was fifty-five years of struggle and compromise-a difficult process of give-and-take." From the sailing of the Mayflower to the first Thanksgiving to King Philip's War and its aftermath, Nathaniel Philbrick's adaptation of his National Book Award-winning Mayflower describes the New England colonies' earliest history. Time line. Mayflower passenger list. Selected reading. Index. Black-and-white illustrations.
JLG Release: Feb 2009
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
The Horn Book Magazine, The Horn Book Guide^, Kirkus Reviews*, School Library Journal, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
Junior Library Guild
Philbrick moves past myths to draw both the Pilgrims and the Native Americans as well-rounded, sympathetic characters: “We think of the Pilgrims as tough adventurers strengthened by religious faith, but they were also human beings in the midst of what was, and continues to be, one of the most difficult emotional challenges a person can face: immigration and exile.” Indians, including Squanto, Massasoit, and Philip, come across as fascinating individuals, and the complex alliances among various tribes and colonies are explained clearly. This richly illustrated book is sure to be hugely popular with fans of American and military history.
6" x 9"
Level 8.3; Points: 14;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 11.6; Points: 19;
Potentially Sensitive Areas
The Mayflower, Religion, Pilgrims, Puritans, Leiden, Holland, Colonizing the New World, The Adventurers, The Speedwell, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, The Mayflower Compact, Native Americans, Disease, Massasoit (ca,1581-1661), European explorers, Squanto (ca,1590-1622), Native Americans of New England, Weapons, Plymouth Plantation, Starvation, Diplomacy, Treaties, Corn, Attacks, First Thanksgiving, Medicine, Land deals, Wampum, The Pequot War, Unification, "Praying Indians," "King Philip" (Metacom, ca, 1638-1676), Injustices, King Philip's War, Military tactics, The Pease Field Fight, The Great Swamp Fight, Spies, Captives, War dances, Benjamin Church (1639-1718), The Seaflower, Slavery, Plymouth Rock,