"M is for Mayflower" is a wonderful addition to our series of state alphabet books, as Raven's sparkling verse and illuminating expository text are matched perfectly with Jeannie Brett's bright illustrations.
This pictorial celebrates the treasures of the Bay State, and educates as it entertains elementary-aged New Englanders. Older readers will appreciate the guided tour through Massachusetts' history, and will learn more about their unique home. Where else could you find John F. Kennedy, Emily Dickinson, and Walden's Henry David Thoreau sharing the spotlight with Roxbury Puddingstones and the Quabbin Reservoir? Only in "M is for Mayflower."
- Hope Is The Thing With Feathers That Perches In The Soul - And Sings The Tunes Without The Words - And Never Stops At All.
- As We Express Our Gratitude, We Must Never Forget That The Highest Form Of Appreciation Is Not To Utter Words, But To Live By Them.
"By The Sword We Seek Peace, But Peace Only Under Liberty."
"All Hail To Massachusetts"
They That Go Down To The Sea In Ships
Bird: Chickadee Fish: Cod Flag of Massachusetts Flower: Mayflower Gem: Rhodonite Horse: Morgan Horse Motto: "Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem" (By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty) Nickname: Bay State Song: "All Hail to Massachusetts" State Seal Tree: American Elm Cranberries Make Way For Ducklings
TRAVELED TO // Massachusetts - Boston - Springfield - Bunker Hill - Boston's Public Garden - Mohawk Trail - Faneuil Hall - Gloucester - Harvard - Martha's Vineyard - Cape Cod - Nantucket - Boston's Women's Heritage Trail - JFK Museum - JFK Library - Lexington & Concord - Plymouth - Stockbridge -Old North Church - Quabbin Reservoir - Salem - House Of The Seven Gables - Bridge Of Flowers - Webster Lake - Pigeon Cove - Old Sturbridge Village - Walden Pond - Sudbury 01776 - Beantown - MET ALONG THE WAY // Algonquin - Julia Ward Howe - JFK - Norman Rockwell - William Dawes - Paul Revere - Dr. Samuel Prescott - Robert Newman - Emily Dickenson - Nathanial Hawthorn - Boston Symphony Orchestra - Henry David Thoreau - Ralph Waldo Emerson - Benjamin Franklin -
Blackstone River Valley’s Lake Chargoggagoggmanchaugagoggchaubunagungamaug has the longest name of any lake in the country. It is now called Webster Lake for short. Its original Nipmuc Indian name means: “You fish on your side of the lake, I fish on my side, and no one fishes in the middle.”
We just read the alphabet tidbits, not the in depth things. Bud picked this because of the Mayflower on the front, I believe. Would be a great book to read if you're earning a Massachusetts badge or traveling there!