The Thanksgiving Story

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Dagliesh and Sewell received praise for the clarity and immediacy of their picture book, a hit of the season in 1954. Today's children, beginners and advanced readers, will value the story about one family's first Thanksgiving in the Plymouth Colony, strikingly present in stylized, naive pictures like colored etchings. Giles, Constance and Damaris Hopkins are aboard the Mayflower, overcrowded when the Speedwell turns back to England. On the journey, the children's baby brother is born and named Oceanus; he will be one of the smallest in the company of settlers who endure the terrible first year in the New World and gather to celebrate the harvest the next November. The story ends with the great feast to which the colonists invited the Indian chief Massasoit, Squanto and their people who had helped the strangers survive hunger, cold and sickness. (58)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689710537
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 9/1/1985
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 182,314
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Alice Dagliesh wrote many books for young readers, including The Thanksgiving Story, The Fourth of July Story, the Bears on Hemlock Mountain, and The Little Wooden Farmer, all available from Aladdin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2000

    Great book for elementary school teachers!

    The children in my Second grade class truly enjoyed this story of Squanto and the Pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving feast. Beautiful pictures!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2011

    Great for young readers!

    I bought this book because I wanted my children to understand why we celebrate Thanksgiving. It definitely is not a book that can be read in one sitting. My 8 yr old read each short chapter every night to the family until Thanksgiving Day. My children learned why New Plymouth was called New Plymouth and what the Pilgrims faced on their journey to America.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 15, 2012

    Can't open this book on nook apps for ipad or iPhone!!!

    I ordered this book because we are ancestors of the family in this book. Can't open it on nook app!

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