Evocative illustrations convey the feelings of hope, fear and the living of daily life in a new land on every page. Written in the first-person plural, the story is filled with quotes from the Plimoth Living Interpreters, as well as primary documents such as Mourt's Relation
, giving the text a real-life quality. Portions are written from the perspectives of the various groups, including the Pilgrims as a whole, and the menfolk, womenfolk and children and youngfolk, who all explain what daily life is like for them. 46 pages, softcover with glossary.
After an abundance of prayers and tears we made farewells at dockside and boarded our small ship. Our voyage across the Atlantic Ocean "began with a prosperous wind," but the sea soon became "sharp and violent" and storms howled about us.
When the pilgrims set out for America, they brought with them a dream for the future. Sickness, hardship, and heartache stood in the way of that dream. But the pilgrims worked hard, keeping their dream close to their hearts, until they were finally able to make it come true.
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