The Ship that Started a Nation

Rebecca Siegel, illustrated by Michael Lauritano
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Marking the 400th anniversary of Mayflower's voyage to the new world, this beautiful and dramatic illustrated book brings the ships journey vividly to life.

Join the Pilgrims on their perilous journey across the ocean, as they start a new life in North America. This stunning book marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflowers voyage, with edge-to-edge illustrated scenes, interspersed with detailed maps, inventories and cutaways, along with engaging, narrative text to make this a history book to treasure and pour over time and again. Learn about the perilous journey, the crew and passengers, the cargo on board and what happened when they finally dropped anchor in Cape Cod. Meet the Wampanoag people and learn about how the Pilgrims arrival changed their way of life. Atmospheric artwork and detailed scenes will spark your imagination as you discover the amazing true story behind the birth of a nation. Find out as if you were there:

• Who were the Pilgrims?
• Why did they want to leave England?
• Why was the journey so perilous?
• What was the Mayflower Compact?
• Who are the Wampanoag?
• How did the Pilgrims interact with the Wampanoag?
• What happened at the first Thanksgiving?
• What became of the Mayflower?

This fact-packed children's book includes a comprehensive timeline of events, an authors note, plus a glossary and ideas for further learning.

Author bio:

Rebecca Siegel has a masters degree in English Literature from Loyola University, Chicago. She has worked in children's publishing for over a decade, editing and writing books for trade and school library publishers. For more information, please visit

Michael Lauritano is an illustrator who loves all forms of narrative creativity. He uses his broad imagination and critical thinking skills to create his varied work. Michael studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, and now lives in Ridgewood, New York.

Category: Children’s & educational
ISBN: 9780711248250
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: Words & Pictures
Pub Date: August 2020
Page Extent: 64
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 7 - 11
Subject: People & places (Children's / Teenage)