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Thanksgiving is turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. It is a holiday for remembering the Pilgrims and the Indians. Most of all, it is a time to share with family and friends, and a time to give thanks for many blessings.
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Thanksgiving is turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. It is a holiday for remembering the Pilgrims and the Indians. Most of all, it is a time to share with family and friends, and a time to give thanks for many blessings.
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In this bountiful Thanksgiving offering, Gail Gibbons walks young readers through the entire history of harvest celebrations, from ancient Egyptian times to the Pilgrim and Indian Thanksgiving of 1621 (which lasted three days!) A cornucopia of fun.
Children's Literature
In a simple text of two or three lines per page, Gibbons presents clear and concise explanations of the American Thanksgiving. Beginning with the date for the celebration, she then goes back to the traditions of early harvest festivals, followed by information about the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving. When it became a holiday, its symbols and the variety of ways in which people spend the day conclude the book. There is a very brief mention of the date for the Canadian Thanksgiving. The illustrations show families and friends together, the seventeenth century Pilgrims in their colony, their interaction with the American Indians ,and the twenty-first century Americans in various activities. A joyous explanation of the holiday that will brighten the collection of Thanksgiving books. 2004, Holiday House, Ages 5 to 8.
—Sharon Salluzzo
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-This cornucopia of all things Thanksgiving has abundant enough information for young readers without overwhelming them. Placing the holiday in the context of harvest festivals throughout time, Gibbons tells the story of the Pilgrims, their Native American friends, and the first Thanksgiving with minimal text and colorful illustrations that supply further details. Much of the book is devoted to contemporary celebrations with scenes showing activities that will be familiar to many children. Each of these snapshots begins "Thanksgiving is-" and lap readers and storytime participants will quickly supply the simple responses.-Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CT Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823419791
  • Publisher: Holiday House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 71,468
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD730L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.28 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 0.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Gail Gibbons has published close to fifty distinguished nonfiction titles with Holiday House. According to The Washington Post, 'Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator.' She lives in Vermont.
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  • Posted November 22, 2013

    Gail Gibbons hits the mark again.

    Thanksgiving is a truly American holiday and Gail Gibbons with her chatty text and beautiful illustrations has created a wonderful book for children. Whether they read it themselves or cuddle up with a grown up, the book is a great teaching tool about harvest festivals in general and our own American version of the holiday.

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  • Posted December 12, 2009

    Excellent Informational book!

    As with all Gail Gibbons books the illustrations are excellent. This book is very informative, and it is written in language that is understood by children. It offers different perspectives on Thanksgiving, and an explanation of the various traditions.
    I highly recommend it. You will never go wrong with a book written by Gail Gibbons!

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