Learn about the joys and hardships the Pilgrims faced in the New World as seen through the observant eyes of a young girl. Little Mary and the Pilgrims come to an America today's children would not recognize. Desolate and cold, there are no homes, no churches, no stores, no crops, no livestock. How did the Pilgrims build homes in the bitter cold of a New England winter? What did they eat? How did they construct a fireplace with no bricks? What did they use to make candles and eating utensils? What about elections...church services...Indians...table manners...cooking...new foods? It's all here in fascinating detail. Included is a Bulid-Your-Vocabulary Glossary of some 174 words with definitions, all cross-referenced with their page numbers in the story.