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All Mary can think about is finally finding a home--a place to belong. As she experiences the adventure and hardship of the ocean voyage, the struggle of starting the new Plymouth colony, and the happiness of the first harvest festival she learns that home has a bigger meaning than she thought. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 7.50 X 5.25 (inches)
Series: Daughters of the Faith
Almost Home is the story of the pilgrims' journey to America and of God's providence and provision.
Several of the characters in the storyMary Chilton, Constance Hopkins, and Elizabeth Tilleywere actual passengers on the Mayflower. Mary Chilton was a young girl when she left her home in Holland and traveled to America onboard the Mayflower with her parents. The journey was filled with trials, joys, and some surprises, but when she reached the New World, she experienced a new life, new freedom, and new home.
Wendy Lawton has taken the facts of the pilgrims' journey to the New World, and from this information filled in personal details to create a genuine and heart-warming story.