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Mayflower (My Story) Paperback – 21 Feb 2003
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Remember Patience Whipple, called Mem, is a bit frightened at the thought of the New World her family is sailing to on the Mayflower. She hears tales of strange "feathered people" who will attack the settlers. But she has more immediate concerns - the dreadful Billington boys, who mercilessly tease Mem and her friend Hummy, the ever present seasickness, and the daily boredom during the long, tedious sea voyage. But once she arrives in the New World, things become even worse. During the long, cold first winter at Plymouth, many settlers become sick and die. Mem is frightened that her family might be next. When spring comes, she thinks they are safe - until her mother falls ill and dies. Can Mem find the strength and courage to go on without her mother? And can she come to accept her future stepmother, quiet, sad Mistress Potts?
What I liked best about this book is that it told what a young girl who sailed on the Mayflower and lived at Plymouth Colony might have thought and done. In making the main character a young girl, the author brought the history to life, and I really like the fictional diary format used in this series - it makes you feel really close to the characters. I'd definitely recommend this book to young readers who enjoy historical fiction.
this book is hard to get into but when you do you will never be able to put it down this book was not orignally published in the my story series but in teh dear americe series as journey to a new world.
Good historical story from the point of view of "Remember," touching, and funny in places which conjours her emotional hardships.
Not especially happy, but certainly worth finding out about the struggle some children had to endure with their families to survive and form the America we know today.
this book isnt the best my story but it wasnt orignally a my story it was orignaly published in the dear amarica series.
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