On Our Bookshelf: Our America ... The Pilgrim Adventure
The author of this book provided me with a free copy to review. All thoughts are my own.
Susan Kilbride truly takes her readers and main characters, Finn and Ginny, on an adventure. Twins, Finn and GInny, live with their Aunt Martha and Uncle Peter who have taken on the role of guardians after the twin's parents disappear. Determined to find their parents, Finn and Ginny take matters into their own hands by starting their own search using their Uncle Peter's time machine remote. Their first adventure leads them back to 1620 aboard the Mayflower.
Like us the twins are accustomed to life as modern-Americans, they soon learn that the Mayflower voyage wasn't any thing like our current lives. They live through the struggles and learn all about the Mayflower voyage through first hand experience. The history which has been shared throughout the generations about the Pilgrims voyage to America is compiled in this 143 page book.
The author does a well job weaving historical accounts and people including Mary Chilton, William Bradford, and Squanto into the story. The Pilgrim Adventure is engaging while challenging the reader to view the Pilgrims as actual people with real struggles including lack of food and illness. I know at times it can be easy to not think of those before us as actual people and maybe even see them as fictional characters. One thing I appreciate about living books is the fact they draw me into the lives of people during that time and reminds me that the people being read about, although some are characters, really did endure and live during the events of the time period.