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Title:
Thanksgiving Day : a time to be thankful
Author:
Landau, Elaine.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
A special day -- The first Thanksgiving -- The making of a holiday -- A time for eating-- and more -- Turkey seating cards craft project -- Words to know.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.3 0.5 60952.
ISBN:
9780766015722
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Turkey . . . Stuffing . . . Cranberries . . . Pumpkin Pie. All of these foods make us think of Thanksgiving. It is a special day for many reasons. Thanksgiving started as a harvest festival between the Pilgrims and the American Indians. Today, it is also about being grateful for all that we have and for those that we love.


Author Notes

Elaine Landau Elaine Landau has received her Bachelor's in English and Journalism and her Master's in Library and Information Sciences. She has written over 185 books, most of them non-fiction children's books on subjects such as earth science, planets, the supernatural, dinosaurs, ancient civilizations, ecology and contemporary issues.

Landau's books have won the American Association for the Advancement of Science: "Science Books and Film" Best Children's Science Booklist, as well as The New York Public Library Books for the Teenage, the New Jersey Institute of Technology Award and VOYA's Nonfiction Honor List.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 3-6. These two titles in the new Finding Out about Holidays series offer sufficient information to support middle-grade reports. Thanksgiving includes plenty of interesting facts (for example, the amount of food consumed annually on the special day and harvest festivals throughout history), along with a retelling of what went on during the famous day in 1620 that started it all. Chinese New Year delves into the symbolism behind the holiday's traditions, while providing insight into the larger Chinese culture and describing Chinese American celebrations across the country. Both titles will hook readers with straightforward, engaging language, color photos on each page, and plenty of specific details. Glossary and brief listings of additional resources are appended. Check the Series Roundup in this issue for Christmas, by Arlene Erlbach. --Gillian Engberg


School Library Journal Review

Gr 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 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.