Thanksgiving Is . . .
(Holiday House, Oct. 1, 2005)
Thanksgiving is... A holiday for gratitude. It is turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. It is a time to celebrate and share with family and friends.Explaining the roots of our familiar fall holiday in ancient harvest celebrations, Gail Gibbons' clear, kid-friendly language is accompanied by colorful watercolor illustrations. The story of the Pilgrims' journey and first Thanksgiving feast is retold, as well as the history of Thanksgiving as a national holiday, and the traditions and celebrations that have developed over the years. Thanksgiving Is. . . is a perfect introduction to early American history, and a fun autumn holiday from a children's nonfiction master.