Illustrator and author P.J. Lynch

In the first book he has both written and illustrated, master artist P.J. Lynch brings a Mayflower voyager's story to vivid life. 

At a young age, John Howland learned what it meant to take advantage of an opportunity. Leaving the docks of London on the Mayflower as an indentured servant to Pilgrim John Carver, John Howland little knew that he was embarking on the adventure of a lifetime. By his great good fortune, John survived falling overboard on the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, and he earned his keep ashore by helping to scout a safe harbor and landing site for his bedraggled and ill shipmates. Would his luck continue to hold amid the dangers and adversity of the Pilgrims lives in New England? John Howland's tale is masterfully told in his own voice, bringing an immediacy and young perspective to the oft-told Pilgrims story. P.J. Lynch captures this pivotal moment in American history in precise and exquisite detail, from the light on the froth of a breaking wave to the questioning voice of a teen in a new world.


P.J. Lynch, one of the most accomplished children’s book creators working today, has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and the Christopher Medal three times. His meticulous research brings impeccable detail to the twenty books he has illustrated, includingThe Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski, When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, and Mysterious Traveler by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham. P.J. Lynch lives in Dublin.

Event date: 

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 5:00pm

Event address: 

Water Street Bookstore
125 Water Street
Exeter, NH 03833
The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower, or John Howland's Good Fortune Cover Image
By P.J. Lynch, P.J. Lynch (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763665845
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - September 22nd, 2015

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey Cover Image
By Susan Wojciechowski, P.J. Lynch (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763678227
Availability: Backordered
Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2015

The Gift of the Magi Cover Image
By O. Henry, P.J. Lynch (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763635305
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Candlewick - September 9th, 2008

When Jessie Came Across the Sea Cover Image
By Amy Hest, P.J. Lynch (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763612740
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Published: Candlewick - September 29th, 2003