The Mighty Mastiff of the Mayflower
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In the fall of 1620, Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sailed across the ocean from Plymouth, England, to start a new life in what became Plymouth, Massachusetts. They brought along lots of supplies and animals too, including a mighty mastiff. Based on the real dog that braved the Atlantic with the first settlers comes the story of Grace, who bonds with a young boy along the adventurous journey. The Mighty Mastiff of the Mayflower presents a fresh—and furry—view of one of the most famous American stories, as author Peter Arenstam and illustrator Karen Busch Holman tell of Grace's struggles with new surroundings and the home she left behind
The History Press
: 9781609496098
: The History Press
: 06/26/2012
: Massachusetts
: 44 Color
: 112
: 5 (w) x 8 (h)
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Peter Arenstam was born on a farm in western Massachusetts but grew up on the coast in historic Plymouth. He first earned his captain's license at the age of eighteen. A graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and a professional boat builder, Peter currently works as the manager of the maritime artisans' department of Plimoth Plantation, Inc., where he oversees the repair, restoration and sailing of the reproduction ship Mayflower II. His children's books are popular with young readers throughout New England. He is currently enrolled in an MFA program at Simmons College in Boston and still lives with his family on the coast, where this story takes place.
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