Plimoth Plantation and the National Geographic Society come together to tell the true story behind the legendary voyage of the Mayfloweroffering kids a compelling account that's quite different from the story traditionally told. Vibrant photos plus informative text based on rigorous research and primary sources reveal new details about what the ship's passengers wore, ate, hoped, dreamed, did to pass the long hours during the voyage, and faced after landing in the place they called Plymouth. This meticulously researched work uses vibrant photography of a rare reenactment using the Mayflower II to bring a fresh take to the story.
Readers may be surprised to learn that these seafarers didn't call themselves Pilgrimsthat name was applied to them centuries later. And while about half the passengers indeed were seeking religious freedom, many others were far more interested in seeking new fortunes. This eye-opening book teaches children the value of closely reexamining everything we think we know.