The sailors hated the Pilgrims. And the Pilgrims didn't like the sailors.
The sailors made fun of the Pilgrims who got seasick. They called them "glib-gabbety puke stockings." One sailor said he wanted to throw half the Pilgrims into the sea.
The sailors hated the Pilgrims' prayers and holy songs. The Pilgrims didn't like the sailors' bad language.
But at the end of the voyage, the sailors had to admit that the Pilgrims had plenty of courage.
And the Pilgrims were thankful that the sailors got them safely to the New World.
My 8 year old daughter said this is the BEST book about the Mayflower.
I only stopped because I wanted us to discuss the information we'd just read and if we read the whole book in one sitting, I was afraid we'd lose something.
We are using the book Social Studies Through Children's Literature by Anthony D. Fredericks and he recommends this book for grades K-3rd.
Very good summary and good choices on details to focus upon. For an interesting read related to how children interact with the Mayflower, Pilgrims and American history, check out... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amy Quantrill
valuable piece of history and good investment. I am a teacher and want my future generations to have it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by David T.
This is an excellent book to get a different idea of travelling on the Mayflower. I love the great descriptions.Published 5 months ago by Jean Creswick
This book is clearly written, and it provides a nice entry point for young and emerging readers to learn how to integrate close-ended narratives into a big picture construct. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ganza
I used this every year when I was teaching. The 5th graders I taught really enjoyed the book and learned a lot. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Esther Hollyweather
Perfect condition. My son is a kindergartner and we read a little each night leading up to thanksgiving, then had dialogue like " would u like to be on a boat that long?"Published 8 months ago by Shannon
This little book can teach children so much about the Pilgrims, their trip on the Mayflower, and their life for the first year in America. Read morePublished 8 months ago by gran
Nice presentation of facts for young children to tell the story of how America was settled and the whole Thanksgiving story.Published 8 months ago by karen Zilkie- Nana
We love this book--I read it with my 3- and 5-year-old (the 5-year-old gets more out of it, of course). Read morePublished 9 months ago by Reader Writer