Two Bad Pilgrims (Hardcover)

By Kathryn Lasky, John Manders (Illustrator)

Viking Juvenile, 9780670061686, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 20, 2009



Everybody knows about the Pilgrims?pious, sober voyagers who sought new lives in the New World. But two very bad Pilgrims have been largely forgotten by history, and they?re ready to tell their story! Real-life boys Francis and Johnny Billington nearly blew up the Mayflower, got kidnapped by Indians, and wreaked havoc wherever they went.

Award-winning author Kathryn Lasky and illustrator John Manders reveal the lives of America?s first troublemakers?as well as tons of fascinating Pilgrim facts?with kid-friendly humor and energetic comic book?style art in this irreverent book that is part history, part parody, and all comedy.

About the Author

Kathryn Lasky has written many fiction and nonfiction books for children, including the Newbery Honor book "Sugaring Time." She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

John Manders has illustrated more than 30 books, including Peter Spit a Seed at Sue (Viking). In 2006, the Pennsylvania School Librarian's Association named him an "Outstanding Illustrator/Author." He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.