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The Night Before Thanksgiving
     

The Night Before Thanksgiving

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by Natasha Wing, Tammie Lyon (Illustrator)
 

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Everyone’s favorite fun-filled, family-filled, food-filled holiday is almost here! Follow along as the feast is prepared, cousins are greeted, and everyone gathers around the table, all with an extra helping of holiday fun.

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Everyone’s favorite fun-filled, family-filled, food-filled holiday is almost here! Follow along as the feast is prepared, cousins are greeted, and everyone gathers around the table, all with an extra helping of holiday fun.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Natasha Wing takes a flight of fancy in The Night Before Thanksgiving, illus. by Tammie Lyon. Based on Moore's poem, the tale begins: " 'Twas the night before Thanksgiving,/ and all through the nation/ families got ready/ for the big celebration." (Aug.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
"'Twas the night before Thanksgiving/ and all through the nation/ families got ready/ for the big celebration." Sound familiar? A clever take-off of the Clement Clarke Moore original, this version is a thoroughly modern portrayal of one family's Thanksgiving preparations. The lively illustrations portray a houseful of relatives arriving by car, plane and train. Mom is frantically preparing the food with "help" from the kids. Cousins arrive and soon the house is strewn with toys and video games. Finally the feast is prepared and everyone gathers to eat. Young children will enjoy the flow and rhyme of the story. New readers can tackle text that contains some difficult words but is accompanied by lots of visual clues. This is the latest of the "The Night Before..." books in the "Reading Railroad" series. 2001, Grosset & Dunlap, $3.49. Ages 3 to 8. Reviewer: Cheryl Peterson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448425290
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Series:
Night Before Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
106,936
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Natasha Wing was born in Milford, Connecticut in 1960. At the age of 20 she moved to Arizona where she finished college at Arizona State University in 1982 with a B.S. in Advertising. In 1988 she married Daniel Wing and moved to Northern California where she worked in advertising for a number of years.

It wasn't until 1991 that she decided to write children's books. Luckily she sold her first book, Hippity Hop, Frog on Top, within 6 months and has been writing children's books and articles ever since. Her second book, Jalapeno Bagels, came out in June 1996 with Atheneum Books. The Night Before Easter, was published with Putnam All Aboard Books. She has also been published in Humpty Dumpty's Magazine, Girls' Life, and Hopscotch for Girls, and has two recipes in Writers in the Kitchen.

Birthday: February 7thPets: Siberian husky, Sabaka, and cat, JemimaProfessional: Member of Society of Children's Book Writers & IllustratorsFavorite Children's Books: Polar Express, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Cat in the Hat, The Golden CompassFavorite Season: FallFavorite Tree: MapleFavorite Color: Cranberry redFavorite Cookie: Oatmeal Raisin with Vanilla ChipsReason for writing The Night Before Easter: "I wrote The Night Before Easter for parents to read at bedtime so children could go to sleep with sweet dreams of jelly beans dancing in their heads."

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3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
cindy0208 More than 1 year ago
I love, love these books I recommend them to all my kids teachers and parents! My kids love them!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Delightfully fun! This spinoff of the classic 'Night Before Christmas', gives its readers a glimpse into the madness of the Thanksgiving preparation. Well illustrated and cleverly worded this book will be a guaranteed favorite in my home for many years to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!
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