Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Oct 1, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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We the people of the United States...

Almost Lost Thanksgiving

Yes. That's right!

Way back when "skirts were long and hats were tall" Americans were forgetting Thanksgiving, and nobody seemed to care!

Thankfully, Sarah Hale appeared. More steadfast than Plymouth Rock, this lady editor knew the holiday needed saving. But would her recipe for rescue ever convince Congress and the presidents?

Join acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson on a journey of a woman and a pen that spanned four decades, the Civil War, and five presidents, all so you could have your turkey and eat it too!

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They expected realistic pictures in a nonfiction book. - Goodreads
The font is rather small and the text is detailed. - Goodreads
She influenced people by writing letters and articles. - Goodreads
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Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving is written by the accomplished author Laurie Halse Anderson. This book is a non-fiction story of Sarah Hale. Who is Sarah Hale? Shockingly I thought ... Read full review

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"Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving" by Laurie Halse Anderson and illustrated by Matt Faulkner is a book about determination and persistence. Sarah Hale spent thirty-eight years of her ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times-bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages. Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous ALA and state awards. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists. Chains also received the 2009 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, and Laurie was chosen for the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award.  Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives in Northern New York, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes. You can follow her adventures on Twitter,, or her website

Matt Faulkner is a talented and clever picture-book maker whose dazzling ink and watercolor illustrations have graced dozens of well-loved picture books. On his inspiration for A Taste of Colored Water, he says, "When I was a boy it would've surprised me to learn that the word COLORED hung over a water fountain didn't mean that this was a magical place where fruit-flavored water flowed on demand." This story has grown out of his lifelong exploration of race and societal intolerance and the questions these institutions raise. His more recent work features several titles that focus on United States history, including Thank You, Sarah by Laurie Halse Anderson and You're on Your Way, Teddy Roosevelt by Judith St. George. He lives in Oakland, California, with his son.

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