On the Mayflower

On the Mayflower

Voyage of the Ship's Apprentice and a Passenger Girl

by Kate Waters, Russ Kendall (photographer)
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Trade Paperback, 40 pages
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Historical Setting: Atlantic Ocean, 1620 A. D.

Similar to Waters' and Kendall's earlier works about children in the 1620s, this book tells of two young people crossing the Atlantic on the Mayflower. The narrator is William Small, apprentice to the ship's master; Ellen Moore is the young passenger he befriends. Readers can follow the journey from these two different perspectives. Full-color photographs of costumed characters aboard the Mayflower II illustrate the story, making it more vivid than most accounts of the Mayflower voyage. Although the photos sometimes look posed, they provide intriguing glimpses of seventeenth-century ways; many of the pictures are quite handsome in their own right. A good addition to American history collections.

Other books in this series:

  • Samuel Eaton's Day

  • Sarah Morton's Day

  • Tapenum's Day
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