Cover image for Thanksgiving is here!
Title:
Thanksgiving is here!
Author:
Goode, Diane.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, 2003.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
Summary:
A family gathers to celebrate Thanksgiving at Grandma's house.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.6 0.5 72796.
ISBN:
9780060515881

9780060515898
Format :
Book

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Maggie knows that Gramdma and Grandpa rise early on Thanksgiving morning. They want to get the turkey in the oven before the guests arrive and the commotion begins.

Maggie's glamorous aunt, a crybaby, an uncle with a slippery hairpiece, and an acrobatic cousin are just a few of the twenty-eight relatives and friends who come to help, "yackety-yak," and eat. As day stretches into evening, events unfold. There's a mysterious present, a budding romance, and a little dog that tags after Maggie. But whose dog is he? And what's Great-Grandma knitting? There is so much to discover here?

Like a memorable meal with family and friends, this joyous celebration of Thanksgiving will leave you smiling and fulfilled.


Author Notes

Diane Goode was born in New York City. She has written seven and created the paintings for 55 highly acclaimed children's picture books, including the Caldecott Honor Book When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant.

Diane's other awards include, New York Times Best Seller Lists, ALA Notable(s), ABA Pick of the Lists, Oppenheim Platinum Book Award(s), Top Ten English Speaking Union of the United States Ambassador of Honor, Parent's Choice Award, Teacher's Choice Award, International Reading Association CBC, Children's Choice, Library of Congress Children's Book of the Year, National Council of Social Studies- Children's Book Council, Society of Illustrators Certificate(s )of Merit, NY Public Library 100 Titles of Reading & Sharing, Book List, and Children's Editor's Choice.

Diane is the illustrator of New York Times bestseller Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies by Cokie Roberts.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

PreS-Gr. 2 Thanksgiving means family, food, friends, and a reason to be grateful. All that and more is whimsically portrayed in a book that is more a chain reaction of events than a story. Still, there's plenty of bounce per ounce, which begins as a red-haired grandmother and her mustachioed husband get up and put in the turkey. Then the doorbell rings, and the tumult begins. Adults, children (many redheads), babies, and animals arrive and set the table, talk, knit, play instruments, and eat. After dinner, it's time for walking, washing, drying, a bit of crying, and dessert. The text, a line or so to a page, almost sounds as if it should be sung (Ding-a-Ling! Grandma rings. Everyone come to the table! ). But it's the artwork that's the focus here, and sometimes there's so much activity, it's hard to believe that the figures are not really moving. There are several thin story lines to follow (What's that big wrapped present?), but kids probably won't pick them up until a welcome second or third reading. --Ilene Cooper Copyright 2003 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Youngsters will want to visit Goode's (When I Was Young in the Mountains) holiday table again and again, for some of the best Thanksgiving fare in many seasons. From the 4:00 a.m. alarm that wakes Grandma and Grandpa on the title page to the pair kicking off their shoes after the last guest has left, the lively couple strikes the perfect balance between hosts and team captains. Grandpa in his bow tie and suspenders and red-headed Grandma in heels and apron greet narrator Maggie and her family (Maggie's auburn-haired Mom is clearly the blood relation) and put them to work in the kitchen ("We all love to cook at Thanksgiving"). The happy hubbub unfolds through kinetic vignettes of the guests' arrival (the families wear color-coordinated outfits, for easy tracking) and everyone pitches in, building to a horizontal spread of mismatched tables and chairs where "we all have a place." Other visual subplots include a stray dog who joins the fray and finds its owner by the end, and a gift from one of the guests (clues to its contents appear throughout) presented in the penultimate spread. This tale bursts with the bounteous food and festivity that define the holiday. Ages 3-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-An appealing account of a family gathering with wonderfully warm illustrations. Grandma and Grandpa prepare for a Thanksgiving celebration and each ring of the doorbell brings a crew of happy, hungry relatives, awaiting their hugs. The pet bird and cat seem eager to join in the fun. After everyone helps with the preparations, Grandma rings the dinner bell and all convene for a memorable holiday. The humorously detailed, pen-and-ink and watercolor, cartoon artwork is exuberant, mischievous, and full of surprises. This Thanksgiving book has something for everyone.-Andrea Tarr, Corona Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.