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Title:
Giving thanks : the 1621 harvest feast
Author:
Waters, Kate.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
40 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
460 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.9 0.5 54909.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.8 2 Quiz: 25642 Guided reading level: L.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780439243957
Format :
Book

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Central Library GT4975 .W38 2001 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Childrens Area-Holiday
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Central Library GT4975 .W38 2001 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Childrens Area-Holiday
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Central Library GT4975 .W38 2001 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Childrens Area-Holiday
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Clarence Library GT4975 .W38 2001 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
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Clarence Library GT4975 .W38 2001 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
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Crane Branch Library GT4975 .W38 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Holiday
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Eggertsville-Snyder Library GT4975 .W38 2001 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
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Kenilworth Library GT4975 .W38 2001 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
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Lackawanna Library GT4975 .W38 2001 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
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Orchard Park Library GT4975 .W38 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Holiday
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Julia Boyer Reinstein Library GT4975 .W38 2001 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
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Summary

Summary

The story of the First Thanksgiving is told from the points-of-view of a 14-year-old Wampanoag Indian boy and a 6-year-old English Pilgrim boy. Photographed at the Plimoth Plantation, this story gives readers an unusual and effective interpretation through the parallel points-of-view of Native Americans and the Pilgrims. Full-color photos.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Gr. 2-4. This new addition to the Children of the 1620s series reconstructs the events of the 1621 harvest feast from both Wampanoag and English viewpoints, with clear, full-color photos of the action as acted out at Plimouth Plantation. Dancing Moccasins, a 14-year-old Wampanoag boy, describes his family's efforts to preserve food in preparation for moving to their winter home. Resolved White, a six-year-old English boy, explains preparations for an English harvest feast that coincides with a visit from Massasoit, a sachem from Pokanoket village, and members of the Wampanoag tribe, including Dancing Moccasins. The photos lend authenticity as the boys talk about the foods, the games, and other activities of this multiday celebration. Information on the First Thanksgiving, harvest traditions among both peoples, and the food and clothing of the period follows. A valuable addition to the holiday shelf that can be used as an alternative to the many "English viewpoint only" sources. --Kay Weisman


Publisher's Weekly Review

In the newest addition to their books about children of the 1620s, Kate Waters and Russ Kendall present a reenactment of that first holiday, Giving Thanks: The 1621 Harvest Feast. Photographs taken on Massachusetts' Plimoth Plantation, a glossary and suggested reading list make this a solid resource. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-6-In this photo-essay, Waters introduces two fictitious characters in order to bring to life events that may have happened around the time of the first Thanksgiving. The story takes place between September 21st and November 9th, 1621, and is told in parallel narratives by a 14-year-old Wampanoag Indian boy, Dancing Moccasins, and a 6-year-old Pilgrim boy named Resolved White. Crisp, full-color photos taken at Plimoth Plantation offer an accurate historical reenactment of the harvest days and celebrations that occurred between the Indians and Pilgrims. Historical notes and descriptions of the living-history museum add the perfect ending to this very informative and simply stated offering. Whether readers are interested in a good story or want to learn more about Colonial America, maybe comparing and contrasting cultures, or are interested in how to get involved in historical reenactments, this offering will be an asset to any social studies curriculum.-Betsy Barnett, Eads School District, CO (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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