The Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving

The Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving

by Mary Englar, Peter McDonnell
     
 

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The Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving recounts this historical event in dramatic, graphic novel format. When English Pilgrims arrived to North America, their new colony met a rough beginning. Bitter weather oppressed them, and sickness took many lives. Native Americans visited the colony and brought furs to trade and farming techniques to help the colonists with

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The Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving recounts this historical event in dramatic, graphic novel format. When English Pilgrims arrived to North America, their new colony met a rough beginning. Bitter weather oppressed them, and sickness took many lives. Native Americans visited the colony and brought furs to trade and farming techniques to help the colonists with their crops. To celebrate their bountiful harvest, the Pilgrims and Native Americans joined for a feast. Inside this book, readers will encounter the events, people, and actions that shaped the first Thanksgiving and the lives of the Pilgrims.

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Children's Literature - Kathryn Erskine
Part of the "Graphic Library" series, this title gives a great sense of what it was like to arrive on the Mayflower, including having to live on a freezing ship during the winter months until shelters were built, as the Pilgrims were ill-equipped and ill-prepared for the conditions they found. Because of native peoples like Samoset and Tesquantum, known as Squanto, the Pilgrims learned how to plant crops, fish, hunt, and take care of themselves. The thankful Pilgrims invited local tribes to a harvest feast to celebrate their bounty of food and the fact that their settlement was growing stronger after initial disease and starvation. At the end of the easy-to-read comic-style book, additional short facts about the Pilgrims are presented, as well as a glossary and list of further sources. This graphic depiction of the Pilgrims' harvest festival is an excellent resource for reluctant readers in elementary, middle, and upper school.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736854924
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Series:
Graphic History Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
GN460L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Mary Englar is a freelance writer and a teacher of English and creative writing. She has a master of fine arts degree in writing from Minnesota State University, and has written more than 30 nonfiction books for children. She continues to read and write about the many different cultures of our world in Minnesota.

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