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  1. Sarah Morton's Day: A Day In The Life Of A Pilgrim Girl
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    Sarah Morton's Day: A Day In The Life Of A Pilgrim Girl
    Kate Waters
    Scholastic Trade / Trade Paperback
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    Stock No: WW812207

See what a day in the life of 9-year-old Pilgrim Sarah Morton was like! A classic Thanksgiving book, photographs of Plimoth Plantation interpreters show the chores, games, education, garments, and lifestyle of 1627 alongside the story of Sarah's friendship with her friend Elizabeth and her family's life with a new stepfather. 32 pages with glossary, softcover.

  1. National Geographic Pilgrims of Plymouth
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    National Geographic Pilgrims of Plymouth
    Susan E. Goodman
    National Geographic Children's Books / 2001 / Trade Paperback
    $5.36 Retail: $5.95 Save 10% ($0.59)
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    Stock No: WW266754

This National Geographic Kids picture book features classic photos of Plimoth Plantation re-enactors (including photos from Sarah Morton's Day and Samuel Eaton's Day) paired with simple sentences about Pilgrim life designed to help younger readers learn about the First Thanksgiving and early colonial life. Ages 4-8 / Grades PreK-3. 16 pages, softcover.

  1. 1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving
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    1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving
    Catherine O'Neill, Grace Bruchac, Margaret Bruchac
    Simon & Schuster / 2004 / Trade Paperback
    $7.16 Retail: $7.95 Save 10% ($0.79)

In cooperation with the Plimoth Plantation, a living-history museum in Massachusetts, National Geographic has recreated the first Thanksgiving. Photographs by National Geographic photographers of the recreation at Plimoth Plantation illustrate this book.

In 1621, in a small settlement on the edge of the sea, 52 English colonists celebrated their first harvest. The colonists were joined by 90 men of the Wampanoag tribe for a gathering that was to last three days in a town now known as Plymouth. Over the centuries, there have been countless versions of this story, creating a popular myth of the first Thanksgiving. Many Americans imagine brave, peaceful settlers inviting a few wild Indians over for a turkey dinner. But there was no pumpkin pie or cranberry sauce at this celebration. There were no Indians with woven blankets over their shoulders and large feathered headdresses. No pilgrims with somber black clothes and silver buckle hats either. The English didn't even call themselves Pilgrims.

This book puts aside that myth and takes a new look at our American history. It questions what we know and recovers lost voices of the Wampanoag people. True history includes the voices of all its participants. 1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving invites young people to read, listen, and think about our shared history. The book also features a foreword, a section on the actual reenactment and the concept of living history, a chronology, an index, and a bibliography.

  1. Mayflower, 1620: A New Look at a Pilgrim Voyage
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    Mayflower, 1620: A New Look at a Pilgrim Voyage
    Peter Arenstam
    Random House / 2007 / Trade Paperback
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Discover what it would be like to cross the sea with the Pilgrims and set off to a new land. Richly detailed photographs illustrate what life would be like aboard the Mayflower, how they navigated the sea, and who and what they encountered when they finally reached their destination. 47 pages, softcover with index.

  1. What Was The First Thanksgiving
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    What Was The First Thanksgiving
    Joan Holub, Lauren Mortimer, James Bennett
    Grosset & Dunlap / 2013 / Trade Paperback
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Discover the history behind Thanksgiving and why we celebrate it with What Was the First Thanksgiving?. Filled with historical background on the Pilgrims and the reasons behind their voyage to the New World, the native Wampanoag tribe, the difficulties both groups encountered, plus the reason that Thanksgiving was made into a national holiday and more! Includes maps, paintings, and illustrations.

  1. The Story of the Pilgrims
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    The Story of the Pilgrims
    Katharine Ross
    Random House / 1995 / Trade Paperback
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A Random House pictureback. Colorful story about the Pilgrims. From the Please Read to Me series.

  1. P Is for Pilgrim: A Thanksgiving Alphabet
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    P Is for Pilgrim: A Thanksgiving Alphabet
    Carol Crane
    Sleeping Bear Press / 2007 / Trade Paperback
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"Across the Atlantic Ocean, a lone ship on a vast sea. Ablaze with new hope, all praying to be free." From the lives of our early settlers, who established the foundations for American freedoms and ideals, to today's celebrations, P is for Pilgrim colorfully examines the history and lore of Thanksgiving. Educators will find the inclusion of the Core Democratic Values of valuable use for the classroom while kids of all ages will enjoy the bright, engaging illustrations and fascinating sidebar text. "Zippy bands zigzagging down the street, zebras trotting, zeppelin-like balloons afloat. Flags flying, banners waving, a Thanksgiving Day Parade playing a happy note." 40 pages, softcover. Grade Level 1-4. Ages 6-9.

  1. The Very First Thanksgiving Day
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    The Very First Thanksgiving Day
    Rhonda Gowler Greene
    Atheneum Books for Young Readers / 2002 / Hardcover
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"This is the food, gathered and blessed, the corn and sweet berries, and wild turkey dressed, shared on the very first Thanksgiving Day.

Join author Rhonda Gowler Greene and illustrator Susan Gaber on a journey back to the very first Thanksgiving Day, when two societies came together to feast and honor the earth's bounty in peace. 32 pages. Hardcover. Ages 3-6

  1. The Pilgrims First Thanksgiving
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    The Pilgrims First Thanksgiving
    Ann McGovern
    Scholastic Trade / Trade Paperback
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    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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The Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving lasted three whole days. Ann McGovern's simple text introduces children to the struggles of the Pilgrims during their first year at Plymouth Colony and the events leading to the historic occasion we celebrate today.

  1. Thanksgiving on Plymouth Plantation
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    Thanksgiving on Plymouth Plantation
    Diane Stanley
    HarperCollins / 2004 / Hardcover
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Wouldn't it be great to be part of that famous Thanksgiving feast at Plymouth Plantation back in 1621?

Then join the Time-Traveling Twins as they sit down to an enormous THREE-DAY feast, complete with puddings, pompions, pottages, and, of course, turkeys. Meet Squanto and the other Native Americans. Help with the harvest. Find out what it was really like to be a Pilgrim.

Once again, historian Diane Stanley's fun and impeccably researched text is brought to life by Holly Berry's accessible illustrations. Word balloons, engaging characters, and all sorts of wonderful details about the beginning of this American tradition await the lucky adventurer who journeys back with the Time-Traveling Twins. Ages 5-10.

  1. Who's That Stepping on Plymouth Rock?
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    Who's That Stepping on Plymouth Rock?
    Jean Fritz
    G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers / Trade Paperback
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You'll recognize the beloved wit of Jean Fritz' writing as soon as you open Who's that Stepping on Plymouth Rock?. You'll discover how we our knowledge of the connection between the rock and the Pilgrims (or "First Comers", as they were called them) was due to a 95-year-old man carried down to the beach; what caused it to crack in two; what caused it to crack in two again; and how we honor it now. A must-read for Thanksgiving. 31 pages, softcover. Illustrations by J. B. Handelsman.

  1. Three Young Pilgrims
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    Three Young Pilgrims
    Cheryl Harness
    Aladdin / 1995 / Trade Paperback
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    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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When Bartholemew, Remember, and Mary Allerton and their parents first step down from the Mayflower after sixty days at sea, they never dream that life in the New World will be so hard. Many in their Plymouth colony won't make it through the winter, and the colony's first harvest is possible only with the help of two friends, Samoset and Squanto. Richly detailed paintings show how the pilgrims lived after landing at Plymouth, through the dark winter and into the busy days of spring, summer, and fall. Culminating with the excitement of the original Thanksgiving feast, Three Young Pilgrims makes history come alive. Recommended for ages 5 to 10.

  1. The Pilgrims Of Plimoth, Paperback
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    The Pilgrims Of Plimoth, Paperback
    Marcia Sewall
    Aladdin / 1996 / Trade Paperback
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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.

  1. William Bradford: Pilgrim Boy
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    William Bradford: Pilgrim Boy
    Bradford Smith
    Beautiful Feet Books / Trade Paperback
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews

Young and old alike will enjoy this thoroughly researched and personable biography of the first governer of Plimouth Plantation. Read about Bradford's difficult childhood in England and see how he was being prepared by hardship and los to face the challenges of his adult life. 200 pages, softcover.

  1. The Adventurous Life of Myles Standish and the Amazing-but-True Survival Story of Plymouth Colony
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    The Adventurous Life of Myles Standish and the Amazing-but-True Survival Story of Plymouth Colony
    Cheryl Harness
    Random House / 2006 / Hardcover
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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History and biography meet with fantastic illustrations in this narrative that follows the life of Myles Standish. Set in the greater context of the European colonization of America, Cheryl Harness tells the familiar story of the Pilgrims with an engaging style all her own. Timelines across the bottom of most pages provide additional insight into the times in which he lived. Ages 8-12. 144 pages, indexed, hardcover with dust jacket.

  1. If You Sailed on the Mayflower
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    If You Sailed on the Mayflower
    Ann McGovern
    Scholastic Trade / 1991 / Trade Paperback
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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Curiosity is a child's middle name, so McGovern concentrates on answering the kinds of questions young people typically have. She describes clothing, agriculture, housing, religion, sailing ships, Native Americans, and more for 8- to 12-year-olds to fully experience 17th-century life. 80 pages, softcover. Scholastic.

  1. Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving
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    Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving
    Joseph Bruchac
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2007 / Trade Paperback
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In 1620 an English ship called the Mayflower landed on the shores inhabited by the Pokanoket, and it was Squanto who welcomed the newcomers and taught them how to survive. When a good harvest was gathered, the people feasted together--a tradition that continues almost four hundred years later. 32 pages. Grades K-3.

  1. Step Into Reading, Level 3: The First Thanksgiving
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    Step Into Reading, Level 3: The First Thanksgiving
    Linda Hayward
    Random House / 1990 / Trade Paperback
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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    Stock No: WW802185

The story of the Pilgrims is vividly retold in simple language for beginning readers. They set sail for far-off America in 1620. The cross-Atlantic journey was long and hard. So were the winters in the new land. Illustrated in full color. Recommended for ages 6 to 9, grades 1 to 3.

  1. Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving, The
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    Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving, The
    Capstone Press / Trade Paperback
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The Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving, (Graphic History), tells the devastating story of the Pilgrims' first year in America up until their Harvest Festival. Written in graphic-novel format. 32 pages, softcover. Grades 3-4. Ages 8-14.

  1. The First Thanksgiving
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    The First Thanksgiving
    Jean Craighead George
    Penguin Random House / Trade Paperback
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    2 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Beautiful painted illustrations highlight the hardships that both the Indians and Pilgrims suffered from plague and cold, as well as the joy that came from a good harvest. This detailed story covers the European settlement of America with a clear and poetic narrative that will captivate readers. Softcover.

  1. Voyage of the Mayflower, The
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    Voyage of the Mayflower, The
    Capstone Press / Trade Paperback
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The Voyage of the Mayflower Graphic History, tells the story of the colonists who traveled to North America in 1620 on the Mayflower, their reasons for coming, and how they started Plymouth Colony. Written in graphic-novel format. 32 pages, softcover. Grades 3-4. Ages 8-14.

  1. The First Thanksgiving Feast
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    The First Thanksgiving Feast
    Joan Anderson
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 1989 / Trade Paperback
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The First Thanksgiving Feast: The Pilgrims' first harvest festival in 1621 was a time for playing games, singing, and dancing as well as feasting. Here is a fascinating re-creation, accurate in every detail, of that famous event.

  1. The Landing of the Pilgrims
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    The Landing of the Pilgrims
    James Daugherty
    Random House / 1981 / Trade Paperback
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    3 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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    Stock No: WW46974

Seeking religious freedom, the pilgrims fled England and traveled to Holland in 1608. In 1620 they sailed to America. Women, men, and children were willing to leave their homes to brave a wild, new land. They had no shelter but what they built with their own hands. No food but what they grew and shot. No laws but those they made. The Plymouth settlers faced hunger and disease. Not all the Indians they met were friendly. Their supplies ran out. The crops failed. Some colonists gave up and went home. For three years, the colony's survival hung by a thread. But a small core of believers struggled on to establish a new life for themselves in the New World.

  1. Pilgrim Stories
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    Pilgrim Stories
    Margaret Pumphrey
    Beautiful Feet Books / 2008 / Trade Paperback
    $9.94 Retail: $11.95 Save 17% ($2.01)
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    Stock No: WW130245

Pilgrim Stories was originally written in the early 1900s for the purpose of encouraging student interest in the lives of the Pilgrims; it has been newly edited and expanded to include a horizontal history of the world of the Pilgrims of the early 17th century. Drawing upon a number of primary sources, including William Bradford's Diary, Of Plimoth Plantation, and Good Newes from New England, these edited stories are presented through the eyes of the children who were there. A narrative of faith, courage, and joy, this engaging living book will draw children into the events of the past. 182 pages, softcover. Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12.

  1. William Bradford: Plymouth's Faithful Pilgrim
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    William Bradford: Plymouth's Faithful Pilgrim
    Gary D. Schmidt
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 1999 / Trade Paperback
    $21.15 Retail: $23.50 Save 10% ($2.35)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews

Filled with maps, paintings, and historical illustrations, this fascinating biography by Gary Schmidt introduces readers to the dramatic story of the William Bradford, the founder of Plymouth Colony. From his early life, to his growing reputation among Pilgrim and Stranger alike on the Mayflower to his days leading the fledgling colony, this engaging account of his life opens a new perspective on Plymouth. 200 pages, softcover.

  1. Abeka Mary of Plymouth
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    Abeka Mary of Plymouth
    James Otis
    Abeka / Trade Paperback
    $16.05
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    Stock No: WW275159

Learn about the joys and hardships the Pilgrims faced in the New World as seen through the observant eyes of a young girl. Little Mary and the Pilgrims come to an America today's children would not recognize. Desolate and cold, there are no homes, no churches, no stores, no crops, no livestock. How did the Pilgrims build homes in the bitter cold of a New England winter? What did they eat? How did they construct a fireplace with no bricks? What did they use to make candles and eating utensils? What about elections...church services...Indians...table manners...cooking...new foods? It's all here in fascinating detail. Included is a Bulid-Your-Vocabulary Glossary of some 174 words with definitions, all cross-referenced with their page numbers in the story.

  1. Almost Home: A Story Based on the Life of the Mayflower's Mary Chilton
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    Almost Home: A Story Based on the Life of the Mayflower's Mary Chilton
    Wendy Lawton
    Moody Publishers / 2003 / Trade Paperback
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 10 Reviews
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Mary Chilton was one of the 102 passengers who stepped on board the Mayflower in the fall of 1620 for their long-awaited journey to the New World. This odd collection of "saints" and "Strangers" sailed bravely together into the unknown.

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.

  1. The Plimoth Adventure - Voyage of the Mayflower: A Radio Dramatization on CD
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    The Plimoth Adventure - Voyage of the Mayflower: A Radio Dramatization on CD
    Jerry Robbins
    Colonial Radio Theatre on Brilliance Audio / 2011 / Compact disc
    $7.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 20% ($2.00)
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Join the Pilgrims as they set sail on a perilous journey to the New World in search of religious freedom. Taken from the journal of William Bradford (Governor of Plymouth), this audio production brings the trials and tribulations of the Pilgrims to life. Dramatic presentation of the events that led up to their sailing from Southampton, England in 1620.

Unabridged audio CD; approximately 51 minutes; 1 CD; performed by Jerry Robbins and The Colonial Radio Players.

  1. Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims
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    Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims
    Rush Limbaugh
    Threshold Editions / 2013 / Hardcover
    $11.99 Retail: $21.00 Save 43% ($9.01)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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    Stock No: WW755861

American Exceptionalism says that America is special because it's unique in the history of the world; that we alone are built upon the concepts of true freedom and individual liberty. But what is it about our history that gave us these values?

Go back in time with "Rush Revere" and his talking, time-portal-jumping horse "Liberty" and find out! "Rush Revere" brings his entire classroom back in time to learn the real truths about the Puritans as they discover the group in Holland, follow them to England, cross the sea on the Mayflower, and finally start to settle in Massachusetts.

212 glossy, faux-parchment pages. Full-color illustrations and photographs are included throughout. 18 review questions in the back. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ages 10-13.

  1. Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving
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    Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving
    Eric Metaxas
    Thomas Nelson / 2012 / Trade Paperback
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
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    Stock No: WW320394

Your 4- to 8-year-olds will be amazed to discover that the real hero of the first Thanksgiving was not English or Indian---but God. The remarkable story of how he brings together the struggling Pilgrims and a lonely brave who knows their language and shares their faith is a true American history miracle.

  1. The Story Of Thanksgiving, Repackaged
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    The Story Of Thanksgiving, Repackaged
    Patricia A. Pingry
    Worthy Publishing / 2012 / Hardcover
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    Stock No: WW918835

Introduce your 2- to 5-year-olds to the true story behind our annual Thanksgiving Day celebration! Featuring fresh illustrations and small-hands dimensions, the tale of the Mayflower's voyage and the Pilgrims' feast with the Native Americans is told in 200 simple words. An engaging way to help even the youngest readers understand the holiday's significance.

  1. Don't Know Much About the Pilgrims
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    Don't Know Much About the Pilgrims
    Kenneth Davis
    HarperCollins / 2006 / Trade Paperback
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    Stock No: WW62285

How much fun was life aboard the Mayflower?Did Pilgrims dance with Indians to Plymouth Rock?If there was no football to watch on TV, what did people do during the first Thanksgiving?Thanksgiving today is a time for families to say grace and gobble turkey. But why did the Pilgrims start this tradition? And who were these people anyway?Now you can discover a wealth of cool and astonishing facts about the Pilgrims. Did you know that they made the long ocean journey in a cramped boat, or that the friendly Indians helped the Pilgrims survive that first winter? Would you have liked being a child in Plymouth? You wouldn't have gone to school, but just read about the chores you would have done!Kenneth C. Davis delivers another outstanding picture book in the Don't Know Much About series. With his trademark question-and-answer format and S. D. Schindler's detailed artwork, you'll get an insider's view of the Pilgrims' life. It wasn't easy, but they helped make America what it is today. Now that is something to give thanks for! 45 pages, softcover.

  1. The First Thanksgiving: A Lift-the-Flap Book, Boardbook
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    The First Thanksgiving: A Lift-the-Flap Book, Boardbook
    Nancy Davis
    Little Simon / 2010 / Other
    $5.39 Retail: $5.99 Save 10% ($0.60)
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    Stock No: WW408074

A great interactive board book for kids to introduce them to the first Thanksgiving. Life up flaps on each page provide a surprise for children as they read through the book and learn about the Pilgrims and how the Native Americans helped the Pilgrims adjust to living in a new land.

  1. Radio Theatre: The Legend of Squanto
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    Radio Theatre: The Legend of Squanto
    Tyndale House / 2007 / Compact disc
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 23 Reviews
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    Stock No: WW975000

This audio drama brings to light the story of one of America's early legends — "Squanto." History remembers Tisquantum as the Native American who taught early settlers to fish and farm. He's even credited with the first Thanksgiving. But few hear the story of the condemnation that dragged him outside America to a life in chains and what he discovered after his exile. It's an inspiring true story of this little-known early American that triumphed over injustice and changed what would become the United States.

  1. The Light and the Glory, revised and expanded edition: 1492 - 1793
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    The Light and the Glory, revised and expanded edition: 1492 - 1793
    Peter Marshall, David Manuel
    Revell / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $18.99 Retail: $22.00 Save 14% ($3.01)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews
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    Stock No: WW732714

Did Columbus believe that God called him west to undiscovered lands? Does American democracy owe its inception to the handful of Pilgrims that settled at Plymouth? If, indeed, there was a specific, divine call upon this nation, is it still valid today?

The Light and the Glory answers these questions and many more for history buffs. As readers look at their nation's history from God's point of view, they will begin to have an idea of how much we owe to a very few--and how much is still at stake. Now revised and expanded for the first time in more than thirty years, The Light and the Glory is poised to show new readers just how special their country is.

  1. Making Haste from Babylon: The Mayflower Pilgrims and Their World, A New History
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    Making Haste from Babylon: The Mayflower Pilgrims and Their World, A New History
    Nick Bunker
    Vintage / 2011 / Trade Paperback
    $16.16 Retail: $17.95 Save 10% ($1.79)
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    Stock No: WW386267

At the end of 1618, a blazing green star soared across the night sky over the northern hemisphere. From the Philippines to the Arctic, the comet became a sensation and a symbol, a warning of doom or a promise of salvation.

Two years later, as the Pilgrims prepared to sail across the Atlantic on board the Mayflower, the atmosphere remained charged with fear and expectation. Men and women readied themselves for war, pestilence, or divine retribution. Against this background, and amid deep economic depression, the Pilgrims conceived their enterprise of exile.

Within a decade, despite crisis and catastrophe, they built a thriving settlement at New Plymouth, based on beaver fur, corn, and cattle. In doing so, they laid the foundations for Massachusetts, New England, and a new nation.

In Making Haste from Babylon: Mayflower Pilgrims and Their World, A New History Nick Bunker uses a wealth of new evidence from landscape, archaeology, and hundreds of overlooked or neglected documents in order to give a vivid and strikingly original account of the Mayflower project and the first decade of the Plymouth Colony.

From mercantile London and the rural England of Queen Elizabeth I and King James I to the mountains and rivers of Maine, he weaves a rich narrative that combines religion, politics, money, science, and the sea.

The Pilgrims were entrepreneurs as well as evangelicals, political radicals as well as Christian idealists. Making Haste from Babylon tells their story in unrivaled depth, from their roots in religious conflict and village strife at home to their final creation of a permanent foothold in America.

  1. The Mayflower Pilgrims, Grades 9-12
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    The Mayflower Pilgrims, Grades 9-12
    Edmund Janes Carpenter
    Christian Liberty Press / Trade Paperback
    $6.89 Retail: $10.05 Save 31% ($3.16)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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    Stock No: WW229995

Huddled aboard a small ship plowing the Atlantic, 102 passengers sailed their way into history in 1620. Carpenter's well-researched narrative captures the physical hardships, spiritual challenges, and emotional toll William Bradford, Miles Standish, Samuel Fuller, William Brewster, and other Mayflower voyagers experienced as they struggled to found a Christian settlement in an untamed land. 117 pages, softcover.

  1. The First Thanksgiving: What the Real Story Tells Us About Loving God and Learning from History
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    The First Thanksgiving: What the Real Story Tells Us About Loving God and Learning from History
    Robert Tracy McKenzie
    IVP Academic / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $17.99 Retail: $24.00 Save 25% ($6.01)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews

The events behind America's most iconic holiday in a single accessible volume.

The Pilgrims' celebration of the first Thanksgiving is a keystone of America's national and spiritual identity. But is what we've been taught about them or their harvest feast what actually happened? And if not, what difference does it make?

In The First Thanksgiving Robert McKenzie tells the captivating story of the birth of this quintessentially American holiday, and helps us to better understand the tale of America's origins--and for Christians, to grasp the significance of this story and those like it. McKenzie avoids both idolizing and demonizing the Pilgrims, and calls us to love and learn from our flawed yet fascinating forebears.

The First Thanksgiving is narrative history at its best, and promises to be an indispensable guide to the interplay of historical thinking and Christian reflection on the meaning of the past for the present.

  1. Pilgrim Returns to Cape Cod
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    Pilgrim Returns to Cape Cod
    Edward Rowe Snow
    Applewood Books / Hardcover
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A chronicle of Snow's seven-week hiking tour of Cape Cod in 1946, combining history, human-interest stories, and legends to make the Cape and its people come alive.

  1. Mayflower
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    Mayflower
    Nathaniel Philibrick
    Penguin Random House / 2007 / Trade Paperback
    $16.20 Retail: $18.00 Save 10% ($1.80)

"It was Philip who led me to the Pilgrims." One loose end, beckoning to be followed through the tangle of early American history, is what led Nathaniel Philbrick to follow leads and untangle knots, to gather together into one smooth skein the narratives, histories, letters, documents, and poems written by the early settlers of New England. From these, and from the revealing records kept by two very different men---the pious and stalwart Plymouth governor William Bradford and the audacious and proud Indian-fighter Benjamin Church---he has woven a spectacular tapestry filled with images of the triumphs and tragedies of humanity.

We've all heard at least some version of the story: how, in 1620, the Pilgrims sailed to the New World in search of religious freedom; how, after drawing up the Mayflower Compact, they landed at Plymouth Rock and befriended the local natives, who taught them how to plant corn and whose leader, Massasoit, helped them celebrate the first Thanksgiving. From this inspiring inception came the United States. But the story of the Pilgrims does not end with the first Thanksgiving. When we look at how the Pilgrims and their children maintained more than 50 years of peace with the Wampanoags and how that peace suddenly erupted into one of the deadliest wars ever fought on American soil, the history of Plymouth Colony becomes something altogether new, rich, troubling, and complex. Instead of the story we already know, it becomes the story we need to know.

Traditionally, the Pilgrims have symbolized all that is good about America; more recently, they have been decried as evil Europeans who annihilated the innocent Native Americans. What you will discover as you follow their story is that the real-life Indians and English of the seventeenth century were too smart, too generous, too greedy, too brave---in short, too human---to behave so predictably. Given the unprecedented level of suffering and death during King Philip's War, it is not surprising that both the Indians and the English began to view each other as subhuman and evil. What is surprising is that even in the midst of this hellish conflict, there were Englishmen who believed the Indians were not inherently malevolent and there were Indians who believed the same about the English. These were the ones whose rambunctious and intrinsically rebellious faith in humanity finally brought the war to an end, and they are the heroes of this story.

Here is a fresh and extraordinarily vivid account of one of our most sacred national traditions by an internationally renowned author. From the Mayflower's arduous Atlantic crossing to the eruption of King Philip's War between colonists and natives decades later, Philbrick chronicles this dramatic history that is at once tragic and heroic, and that still resonates with us today.

  1. The Pilgrim Chronicles: An Eyewitness History of the Pilgrims & the Founding of Plymouth Colony
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    Rod Gragg
    Regnery History / 2014 / Hardcover
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What was life like for the Pilgrims? What motivated their departure from England? How did they view the Native Americans? Was religion paramount in their everyday activities? Gragg quotes from memoirs, letters, and personal accounts---some never published before---to give us the first-ever illustrated guide to Plymouth. 256 pages, hardcover. Regnery.

  1. Early New England: A Covenanted Society
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    Early New England: A Covenanted Society
    David A. Weir
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2004 / Trade Paperback
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The idea of covenant was at the heart of early New England society. In this singular book David Weir explores the origins and development of covenant thought in America by analyzing the civil and church documents generated and signed by seventeenth-century New Englanders. Unmatched in its breadth of study, this volume takes into account all of the surviving covenants in all of the New England colonies. Weir's comprehensive survey of seventeenth-century covenants leads to a more complex picture of early New England commitments than what is portrayed in famous civil covenants like the Mayflower Compact. His work shows covenant theology being transformed into a covenantal vision for society, but also reveals the stress and strains on church and state relationships that eventually led to more secularized colonial governments in eighteenth-century New England. He concludes that New England colonial society was much more "English" and much less "American" than has often been thought, and that the New England colonies substantially mirrored religious and social change in Old England.

Thanksgiving Curriculum & Colonial Resources

  1. Countdown to Thanksgiving: Memory  Making Stories and Activities for 14 Days Leading up to Thanksgiving
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    Amy Puetz
    A to Z Designs / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Radio Theatre: The Legend of Squanto
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    Radio Theatre: The Legend of Squanto
    Tyndale House / 2007 / Compact disc
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 23 Reviews
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  3. Celebrate Thanksgiving
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    Celebrate Thanksgiving
    Notgrass Company / Trade Paperback
    $9.95
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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  4. History Pockets: Life in Plymouth  Colony, Grades 1-3
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    History Pockets: Life in Plymouth Colony, Grades 1-3
    Evan-Moor Educational Publishers / Trade Paperback
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    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
  5. Stories of the Pilgrims, Second  Edition, Grade 4
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    Margaret B. Pumphrey
    Christian Liberty Press / Trade Paperback
    $8.94 Retail: $12.95 Save 31% ($4.01)
    3.5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
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  6. Stories of the Pilgrims - PDF  Download [Download]DOWNLOAD
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    Margaret B. Pumphrey
    Christian Liberty Press / 2013 / PDF Download
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  7. Stories of the Pilgrims, 2nd  Edition, Answer Key, Grade 4
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    Christian Liberty Press / Trade Paperback
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    Christian Liberty Press / 2013 / PDF Download
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  9. Thanksgiving Lapbook - PDF Download  [Download]DOWNLOAD
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    Cyndi Kinney
    Knowledge Box Central / 2011 / PDF Download
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  10. Abeka Reading Program: Pilgrim Boy
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    Abeka Reading Program: Pilgrim Boy
    Abeka / Trade Paperback
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  11. Pilgrim Boy (Grade 3 Abeka Reader)
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    Abeka / 2019 / Trade Paperback
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  12. Pilgrim Boy Teacher's Edition (Abeka  Grade 3 Reader)
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    Abeka / 2019 / Other
    $24.70
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  13. Early American History, A Literature  Approach for  Intermediate Grades
    Early American History, A Literature Approach for Intermediate Grades
    Rea Berg, Joshua Berg
    Beautiful Feet Books / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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  14. Draw Write Now, Book 3: Native  Americans, North America, The  Pilgrims
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    Marie Hablitzel, Kim Stitzer
    In the Think of Things / 1996 / Trade Paperback
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
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  15. Draw and Write Through History:  Pilgrims, Pirates and Patriots,  Book 4
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    CPR Publishing / 2009 / Trade Paperback
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  16. The Pilgrim Fathers  DVD
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    TMW Media Group / 2012 / DVD
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  17. America's Documents of Freedom  1215-1774 DVD
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    Cerebellum Corporation / DVD
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  18. Just the Facts: Colonization of  North America 4 Pack DVD
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    Cerebellum Corporation / DVD
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  19. The Landing of the Pilgrims - eBookeBOOK
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    James Daugherty
    Random House Books for Young Readers / 2011 / ePub
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  20. Off to Plymouth Rock - eBookeBOOK
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    Dandi Daley Mackall
    Thomas Nelson / 2003 / ePub
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  21. Sarah's New World: The Mayflower  Adventure - eBookeBOOK
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    Colleen L. Reece
    Barbour Publishing / 2013 / ePub
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  22. John Inglefield's Thanksgiving -  eBookeBOOK
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Start Classics / 2013 / ePub
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  23. What Was the First Thanksgiving? -  eBookeBOOK
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    What Was the First Thanksgiving? - eBook
    Joan Holub, Lauren Mortimer, James Bennett
    Penguin Workshop / 2013 / ePub
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  24. Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #13:  Pilgrims: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #27: Thanksgiving on Thursday - eBookeBOOK
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    Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, Sal Murdocca
    Random House Books for Young Readers / 2012 / ePub
    $3.99
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Additional Thanksgiving Resources

  1. Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice,  Coloring Book
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    Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice, Coloring Book
    Thomas Nelson / 2018 / Trade Paperback
    $9.99 Retail: $12.99 Save 23% ($3.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
  2. In Everything Give Thanks (1  Thessalonians 5:18) Bookmarks, 25
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    In Everything Give Thanks (1 Thessalonians 5:18) Bookmarks, 25
    Warner Press / 2018 / Other
    $2.99 Retail: $3.69 Save 19% ($0.70)
  3. Autumn Scenes Coloring Book
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    Autumn Scenes Coloring Book
    Teresa Goodridge
    Dover Publications / 2017 / Trade Paperback
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
  4. Abeka First Thanksgiving  Flash-a-Card Set
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Kids & Holiday Books

  1. A Turkey for Thanksgiving, Softcover
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    A Turkey for Thanksgiving, Softcover
    Eve Bunting
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 1995 / Trade Paperback
    $7.19 Retail: $7.99 Save 10% ($0.80)
  2. Thanksgiving in the Woods
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    Thanksgiving in the Woods
    Phyllis Alsdurf
    Sparkhouse Family / 2017 / Hardcover
    $9.99 Retail: $16.99 Save 41% ($7.00)
  3. The Thanksgiving Blessing - Picture  book
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    The Thanksgiving Blessing - Picture book
    Meadow Rue Merrill
    Rose Publishing / 2019 / Other, N/A
    $6.99 Retail: $11.99 Save 42% ($5.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
  4. Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George -  tabbed board book
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    Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George - tabbed board book
    H.A. Rey
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2010 / Hardcover
    $8.09 Retail: $8.99 Save 10% ($0.90)

Early Colonial Primary Documents

  1. Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647
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    Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647
    William Bradford, Samuel Eliot Morison
    Random House / 1952 / Hardcover
    $21.99 Retail: $30.00 Save 27% ($8.01)
  2. Mourt's Relation: A Journal of the  Pilgrims at Plymouth
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    Mourt's Relation: A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth
    Dwight B. Heath
    Applewood Books / 1986 / Trade Paperback
    $8.96 Retail: $9.95 Save 10% ($0.99)
  3. Good Newes from New England
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    Good Newes from New England
    Edward Winslow
    Applewood Books / 1996 / Trade Paperback
    $8.06 Retail: $8.95 Save 10% ($0.89)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
  4. The Mayflower Papers
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    The Mayflower Papers
    Nathaniel Philibrick, Thomas Philbrick
    Penguin Classics / 2007 / Trade Paperback
    $15.30 Retail: $17.00 Save 10% ($1.70)