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Title:
Thanksgiving Day
Author:
Rockwell, Anne F.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
[New York] : HarperCollinsPublishers, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Mrs. Madoff's preschool class learns about Thanksgiving and puts on a play about the origins of the holiday.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 510 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.3 0.5 63551.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.8 1 Quiz: 25345 Guided reading level: J.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780060277956

9780060283889
Format :
Book

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Summary

For the class play, Charlie is the ship called the Mayflower. He says, "I told how I was thankful that I tossed and rolled, and tossed and rolled some more, but didn't sink in the big waves far out at sea." In this early-picture-book companion to Show & Tell Day and Halloween Day, mother-and-daughter team Anne and Lizzy Rockwell celebrate the spirit of friendship and giving that started with the Pilgrims and Wampanoag people on the first Thanksgiving Day.


Author Notes

Anne Rockwell was born in Memphis, Tennessee on February 8, 1934. She moved to New York City at the age of 18 and found a job doing typing work for a textbook publisher. She studied at Pratt Graphic Arts Center and at the Sculpture Center.

She became an author and illustrator. Her first children's book, Paul and Arthur Search for the Egg, was published in 1964. Her other books included Boats, Fire Engines, Things That Go, Our Earth, and Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth. She collaborated on several books with her husband Harlow Rockwell including Sally's Caterpillar and The Toolbox. After her husband's death, she collaborated with her daughter Lizzy Rockwell. Their books included Career Day and Zoo Day. She died of natural causes on April 10, 2018 at the age of 85.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 2^-5. In this clever book-within-a-book, a preschooler explains what he has learned about the first Thanksgiving. He and his classmates perform a play based on a book the teacher has read. On one page of each double-page spread, the children are pictured in their different roles; on the other page is a corresponding illustration from the teacher's book. The narrator, who plays the Mayflower, is shown holding a large paper ship on one page; opposite is a depiction of a ship on a turbulent sea. Sarah, a Pilgrim, holds sprigs of wild cranberries and explains how we came to eat cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving. Rockwell's excellent research is evident. She even includes a note about recent evidence indicating that the Pilgrims actually were first to set foot at Plymouth Rock^-it's not just legend after all. Great for preschoolers, the story might even inspire a little acting. --Shelley Townsend-Hudson


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Just as they did in Halloween Day (HarperCollins, 1997), the Rockwells answer the many questions young readers have about one of America's holidays. Traditions are described through the voice of a preschool boy. The child and his classmates take different roles in a class play, and each character explains why he or she is thankful. The page facing each cameo features a "snapshot" of a historical incident such as the landing at Plymouth Rock or the Thanksgiving feast. Rockwell's cartoon illustrations of dewy-eyed preschoolers in their various roles combine with the simple text to create an excellent example of a holiday concept book for inquisitive young readers.-Betsy Barnett, Eads School District, CO (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.