School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 2-4-In large-print type, these curriculum-related titles introduce the origin of a holiday and its celebration in the U.S. In noting modern-day activities associated with Thanksgiving, the author cites the annual Macy's Parade, local and national football games, fund-raising foot races, and community projects for feeding the homeless. She also mentions the traditional presidential pardon of a turkey. In addition to historical perspective, the traditions of the Chinese New Year are discussed with a special emphasis on the dragon parade. Since the celebration of this holiday differs from city to city, the book cites one or two events specific to New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. Each book also offers directions for a related craft. Average-quality, black-and-white and color photographs, reproductions, and illustrations add interest. Adequate additions where more material is needed.-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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