A New Look at a Pilgrim Voyage
National Geographic Society, Hardcover, 9780792261421, 48pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2003
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.
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