A dog's-eye view of the Mayflower voyage and the first Thanksgiving at Plymouth Colony! English springer spaniel Dash and his furry friend Mercy--a mastiff--travel with their master, John Goodman, in search of the New World. Taken from the pages of history, this Dog Diary follows the story of the colonists whom we w call Pilgrims, from their sixty-six-day voyage at sea to the celebration of their first harvest with the Wampaag Indians who become their friends and advisors. With realistic black-and-white illustrations by Tim Jessell and an appendix including information about the Mayflower, Plymouth Colony, springer spaniels, and the primary sources on which the book is based, this is historical fiction that dog-loving middle graders--and educators--can be truly thankful for!
KATE KLIMO is the author of many books for young readers, including the Dog Diaries series books Ginger, Buddy, and Barry. To learn more about her and her work, visit www.kateklimo.com TIM JESSELL is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in numerous children's books. He is the illustrator of all the books in the Dog Diaries series. Check out his work at www.timjessell.com.