On the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's voyage, this fun, fast-paced, and easy-to-read book recounts that journey. Fact boxes that provide historical context, comic strips dramatizing important moments, and maps showing the ship's route will make this a favorite with reluctant readers. In November 1620, the Mayflower
docked in Plymouth, Massachusetts, carrying 102 passengers, Puritans seeking the freedom to practice their beliefs. Through easy-to-read text and appealing images, this fascinating book tells the tale of that historic voyage and the pilgrims onboard through the eyes of two rats, descendants of the original travelers. They discuss the religious persecution that led the emigrants to brave the sea voyage, the hardships of the crossing, and life in the new environment, as well as the experiences of the Native Americans whose world was changed forever by the Europeans' arrival.