All I can add is that what I liked most about this book was how the illustrations and storytelling synced so perfectly. Both the words and the pictures pull you right into the characters heads.
See, here are the lads talking about one of the girls..
Here is young John, standing up to the First Mate. And the First Mate taking note.
Its an epic journey that does not end when he reaches America and really, falling off the Mayflower was only one episode in an eventful life.
Another illustration to dive into.
This is Samoset who welcomed the hungry Englishmen.
This a Thanksgiving story, a pilgrim story, a story of religious persecution. A story of tolerance and kindness and survival. I would only add that when I started reading this to my boys, they asked me, who were his "people"? And why did the King of England not like them? Some simple notes on this period of history and the Separatists would have been very useful.
It was my twelve year old who enjoyed it the most, so definitely a picture book for older kids. Even adult ones.