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Title:
The first Thanksgiving
Author:
Connors, Kathleen.
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Publication Information:
New York : Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2014.
Physical Description:
24 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Many American celebrate the fourth Thursday in November by watching football and eating a big meal with their family. This is the national holiday of Thanksgiving, a tradition linked to the Pilgrims and their early days in the New World. But pictures showing the Pilgrims sitting down for a feast with their Native American friends are only partly right. Stories about this day often make it sound much nicer that it was. So, what was the first Thanksgiving really like?
Language:
English
Contents:
A happy holiday -- Fact and fiction -- What do we know? -- Giving thanks -- Guests -- The meal -- Fun and games -- A modern myth -- A table for many.
ISBN:
9781482405811
Format :
Book

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It's likely that the Pilgrims ate goose or duck at the first Thanksgiving, and didn't eat pumpkin pie! Readers will be astonished at the myths surrounding one of the most celebrated holidays in the United States. Fun fact boxes add more surprising US history information that complements the social studies curriculum. As readers learn fact from fiction, historical images will fascinate them, especially idealizations of this storied event. As is often the case, the truth of the first Thanksgiving is more interesting than the myth, and readers will pass on their knowledge around the family turkey for many years!