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The story of the first Thanksgiving celebration, told in cumulative rhyme, introduces young readers to America's most beloved national tradition, which began with a shared feast to rejoice in the bounty of the
This is the food, gathered and blessed,
the corn and sweet berries, the wild turkey dressed,
shared on the very first Thanksgiving Day.
The story of the first Thanksgiving celebration, told in cumulative rhyme, introduces young readers to America's most beloved national tradition, which began with a shared feast to rejoice in the bounty of the land, new beginnings, and peace between two societies.
Exquisite paintings by Susan Gaber transport the reader back to the earliest days of American history with meticulous detail and breathtaking imagery. Sure to be a yearly favorite, The Very First Thanksgiving Day will resonate with readers young and old on this day for thanks and blessings.
Susan Gaber has illustrated a number of picture books, including When Winter Comes, The Stable Where Jesus Was Born, and The Very First Thanksgiving Day. She lives with her family in Huntington, New York.
Rhonda Gowler Greene is a former schoolteacher and a full-time writer. She is the author of The Stable Where Jesus Was Born, Barnyard Song, and Eek! Creak! Snicker, Sneak. She celebrates Thanksgiving with her family West Bloomfield, Michigan.
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This book offers a lovely introduction to the Thanksgiving holiday that even the youngest viewers can grasp. Gaber's rich paintings convey a surprising amount of emotion . Although simplistic, the scope of the holiday is captured in just a few pages.
I will read this to my grandchildren every Thanksgiving so they don't forget why we are celebrating. Exceptional illustrations.
I used this book in a special education classroom for a lesson on story elements and the students did Phenomenal! I was thrilled at how engaged they were in the story read aloud and how they were able to recall all the story elements. This is an excellent book to use when discussing Thanksgiving. The illustrations are excellent and engaging as well.