After an abundance of prayers and tears we made farewells at dockside and boarded our small ship. Our voyage across the Atlantic Ocean "began with a prosperous wind," but the sea soon became "sharp and violent" and storms howled about us.
When the pilgrims set out for America, they brought with them a dream for the future. Sickness, hardship, and heartache stood in the way of that dream. But the pilgrims worked hard, keeping their dream close to their hearts, until they were finally able to make it come true.
Boston Globe/Horn Book Award
CBC/NCSS Notable Children's Book in Social Studies
Horn Book Fanfare
IRA Teachers' Choices
School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
Aladdin, September 1996
Trade Paperback, 48 pages
Ages: 6 - 9
Grades: 4 - 6