The First Thanksgivingby Jean Craighead George
"This beautiful book brings fresh insight to the traditional story." (
Beloved author Jean Craighead George traces the passage of time from the melting of the glaciers that created Cape Cod and Plymouth Rock to the moment the Pawtuxet Indians and the Pilgrims met and feasted together. Thomas Locker's luminous paintings give the story a glowing, timeless quality.
"This beautiful book brings fresh insight to the traditional story." (Kirkus Reviews, pointer review)
- Penguin Young Readers Group
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- 10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.13(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Jean Craighead George (1919–2012) was the author of more than a hundred beloved books for young people, including the Newbery Medal–winning Julie of the Wolves and the Newbery Honor–winning My Side of the Mountain. She was a lifetime naturalist, and was beloved by generations of nature-loving children. Two of her children, Craig and Twig, helped complete her last novel.
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This book, The First Thanksgiving caught my eye from the beautiful artwork on each page. It also tells stories of Squanto's kidnapping & slavery by Englishmen before the Pilgrims, the history of Plymouth Rock, and the Pilgrims starvation, down to 5 kernels of corn per person. Gov. William Bradford invited Squanto, Massasoit and a few friends to the feast. The Indians brought 90 friends! A great book
This is a beautifully illustrated and well written book by the beloved author of The Island of Blue Dolphins., My Side of the Mountain, and other books. In this book the author covers more events than are depicted in most picture books for young children about the pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving. Enjoy!