Grades PreK - 3
Grade level Equivalent: 3.9
Lexile® Measure: AD1230L
Guided Reading: K
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About This Book
This is the food, gathered and blessed,
the corn and sweet berries, the wild turkey dressed,
shared on the very first Thanksgiving Day.
The story of the first Thanksgiving celebration introduces young readers to America's most beloved national tradition, which began with a shared feast to rejoice in the bounty of the land, new beginnings, and peace between two societies.
Told in gentle, cumulative rhyme, Greene's story features two young girls — a Native American and a Pilgrim, each clutching a doll to her chest, each intrigued by the other — who bring about the heartwarming finale to the book. Full color.
Exquisite paintings by Susan Gaber transport the reader back to the earliest days of American history with meticulous detail and breathtaking imagery. Sure to be a yearly favorite, The Very First Thanksgiving Day will resonate with readers young and old on this day for thanks and blessings.