Myles Standish was known by many nicknames, and is known for his many great deeds. This amusing and fact-filled biography is written in a casual voice, as if speaking to a friend, with interesting side notes, diversions, and interjected commentary. A witty and never-boring read, students will learn about the reasons for the Pilgrim's banding together as a group, trip to the New World, what the first years were like, how they carried out relations with the Native Americans, and all about the lives of the colonists. Illustrations throughout provide visual interest and help with conceptualization of historical concepts. A running timeline at the bottom of each page provides a world-wide context of events that were happening simultaneously. 144 pages, softcover.