As a mother, you look for books that will both teach your children and provide them life lessons or role models to learn from. Mary of the Mayflower is all that and more. Endorsed by The Mayflower Society, Mary of the Mayflower by Diane Stevenson Stone shares the true pilgrim story of Mary Chilton from Holland! Diane Stone is a direct descendant of Mary Chilton. While researching and writing this historic story, Diane gained a deeper appreciation for the hopes and dreams of those courageous Pilgrims and the struggles they endured in creating the initial foundation for the United States of America. She hopes to inspire her readers with a love and desire to protect freedom.
In the story of Mary of the Mayflower, Mary Chilton and her family cross the dangerous seas seeking freedom and a better life. And as a thirteen-year old girl, Mary’s life is changed forever as she leaves family and friends for the rough seas and new home that lie ahead. With a special note from her grandmother and some new friends she picks ups her skirts and is the first to leap onto Plymouth Rock.
With many glowing reviews one reader shared:
My mother homeschooled our family and shared her love for American History through songs, field trips, and many great lessons. The lessons I really internalized though were spent reading books together that had a story, which brought a piece of history to life. Mary of the Mayflower is the type of book that really brings the pilgrim story to life and can truly help in remembering these important moments in our Nation’s history.
Mary of the Mayflower is a book you need to add to your family collection to share the story of America’s pilgrims from a new perspective as well as to give each reader a sense of gratitude for their freedoms and family. Children of all ages can enjoy this story!
What are your favorite books to read with your family for Thanksgiving?