The Mayflower sails again in this authentic, readable, and artistically conceived story for girls. Chapters launched by quotations from Bradford's ""History of the Pillmouth Plantation"" follow the fortunes of the diminishing group of Pilgrims from their departure from Holland to the start of the winter of 1621. The saga of courage and endurance is seen through the eyes of thirteen year old Elizabeth Tilley (who later became the wife of John Howland). Although as one of the original 102 Pilgrims, Elizabeth loses her uncle, father, and gay Dutch step-mother, suffers with the others the rough voyage, the cold, sickness and death of that first spring and works desperately through the summer for food, she never loses her faith. The consistent nobility of the heroine may irk the more red-blooded reader but the period dialogue is blessedly removed from the pidgin Elizabethan usual in juvenile Mayflower stories. Gentle, slow-moving but authentic and human.