written by Verla Kay
illustrated by Dan Andreason
A family's 1653 journey to the New World is portrayed via Kay's trademark rhythmic, bouncy text paired with large, softly-hued illustrations. The book starts with why the family is leaving ("London crowded,/ Choked with crime") and ends with their final happy arrival.
"This handsome offering makes a fine read-aloud." (School Library Journal)
Interest Level: Kindergarten - 2nd grade
Below are sample spreads from inside this book. To see larger versions of these spreads, simply click on the images.
The first spread reads: Thomas, Edward / Mary Jane / Noses pressing / Windowpane. / London crowded / Choked with crime / Clogged with noises. / Sooty grime.
The second spread reads: Sacks of clothing / Work tools, stacked. / Livestock,
baggage / Loaded, packed. / Harbor, galleons / Captain, crew. / Sails
unfurling, / Ocean blue.
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