The Landing of the Pilgrims

by James Daugherty Author

(From Amazon): In England in the early 1600s, everyone was forced to join the Church of England. Young William Bradford and his friends believed they had every right to belong to whichever church they wanted. In the name of religious freedom, they fled to Holland, then sailed to America to start a new life. But the winter was harsh, and before a year passed, half the settlers had died. Yet, through hard work and strong faith, a tough group of Pilgrims did survive. Their belief in freedom of religion became an American ideal that still lives on today.James Daugherty draws on the Pilgrims' own journals to give a fresh and moving account of their life and traditions, their quest for religious freedom, and the founding of one of our nation's most beloved holidays—Thanksgiving.


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Resource Type
Print Status
In Print
School Months
Suggested Grades
3rd - 8th
Geographical Setting
England, Holland, Massachusetts
Historical Setting
1607 - 1648
Random House Books for Young Readers
A Landmark Book

School Months

  • 1:1 The Boy and the Postmaster
  • 1:2 How Will Made a Great Decision
  • 1:3 How Persecution Came upon the Separatists at Scrooby
  • 1:4 Departure
  • 1:5 Leyden Years
  • 1:6 The Press
  • 1:7 Delfthaven Farewell
  • 1:8 Aboard the Mayflower
  • 2:1 How Master Christopher Jones Brought the Mayflower Across the Furious Ocean
  • 2:2 Landfall
  • 2:3 How the Mayflower Came to Anchor at Cape Cod
  • 2:4 Of the Adventure in the Shallop
  • 2:5 The Third Discovery and the First Encounter
  • 2:6 How the Discoverers Sought Thievish Bay and Found Plymouth Harbor
  • 2:7 How the Mayflower Came to Plymouth Harbor
  • 2:8 Lost in the Forest
  • 2:9 How the Spring Came and How Samoset Came out of the Forest
  • 2:10 Of the Visit of That Great Chief, Massasoit
  • 3:1 The Return of the Mayflower
  • 3:2 How Mr. Winslow Brought a Scarlet Coat to Massasoit
  • 3:3 How Squanto Was Avenged
  • 3:4 Of the Arrival of the Ship Fortune
  • 3:5 Of the Strange Message from Canonicus
  • 3:6 Thanksgiving, 1621
  • 3:7 Of a Strange Plot
  • 3:8 Of How They Built a Strong Fort for Their Defense
  • 3:9 Concerning the Coming of the Charity and the Swan
  • 3:10 How Massasoit Disclosed a Most Villainous Plot
  • 3:11 How Witawamat Lost His Head
  • 3:12 How Began Free Enterprise
  • 3:13 How Came the Good Ship Anne and the Pinnace Ye Little James
  • 3:14 The Sailing of the Anne and of the Great Fire
  • 3:15 Good News from New England
  • 3:16 Twenty Years Later

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