Venture back in time to December 1620, as a group of pilgrims from England celebrate their first American Christmas-aboard the Mayflower. Having arrived barely a month earlier with no time to build adequate shelter on land, they were forced to weather the harsh winds and rains of New England winters onboard ship. Stowe captures their struggle for survival and their celebration of spirit under the harshest conditions with the same attention to cultural detail as in her renowned 1852 bestseller, "Uncle Tom's Cabin". Originally published in 1876 in a collection of short stories, "First Christmas" is now available on its own with illustrations by Joseph Crawhill. Hardcover. 44 pgs.