Anne Rockwell, Lizzy Rockwell
(Scholastic Inc, Aug. 16, 2000)
After listening to their teacher read a book about the first Thanksgiving, these students put on a play. From the tired Pilgrims making their way in a new land to the Wampanoag who greeted them kindly, each student has a role to play and a reason to be thankful. With its beautiful pictures and accurate depiction of events, this is a great way to introduce children to the meaning behind our Thanksgiving celebrations. Readers will find out the origin of the turkey, cornbread, and cranberry sauce that are part of the modern Thanksgiving meal, and why many people invite family, friends, and neighbors to share their feast. This is an informative and inspiring story that's a great choice for reading during the holidays.