“For adult readers, Nathaniel Philbrick’s 2006 “Mayflower” rescued the tale from banality, and now the distinguished Irish illustrator P.J. Lynch has done the same for children.”     NEW YORK TIMES

“This is one of the finest middle-grade historical picture books available. Don’t miss it.”                      San Francisco Book Review

“…this superb picture book”                  WALL STREET JOURNAL

“Coupled with richly detailed and often dramatic watercolor and gouache illustrations, Lynch’s fast-paced text brings a new excitement to the Thanksgiving story.”           School Library Journal

“This is one of the finest middle-grade historical picture books available. Don’t miss it.”                San Francisco Book Review

At a young age, John Howland learned what it meant to take advantage of an opportunity. Leaving the docks of London on the Mayflower as an indentured servant to Pilgrim John Carver, John Howland little knew that he was embarking on the adventure of a lifetime. By his great good fortune, John survived falling overboard on the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, and he earned his keep ashore by helping to scout a safe harbor and landing site for his bedraggled and ill shipmates. Would his luck continue to hold amid the dangers and adversity of the Pilgrims’ lives in New England?