Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving

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Silver Whistle, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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In 1620 an English ship called the Mayflower landed on the shores inhabited by the Pokanoket people, and it was Squanto who welcomed the newcomers and taught them how to survive in the rugged land they called Plymouth. He showed them how to plant corn, beans, and squash, and how to hunt and fish. And when a good harvest was gathered in the fall, the two peoples feasted together in the spirit of peace and brotherhood.
Almost four hundred years later, the tradition continues. . . .

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User Review  - kryoung1 - LibraryThing

Squanto's Journey tells of the first Thanksgiving and how it all came about. We see how hard things was for the indians during this time as we follow the main character, Squanto, through all of his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kwatkins89 - LibraryThing

A great book about the history of English Colonists having a feast with the Indians. The first Thanksgiving is what we Americans recognize it as. I like this book because of the history it teaches its ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

JOSEPH BRUCHAC is a poet, storyteller, and author of more than sixty books for children and adults who has received many literary honors, including the American Book Award and the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award. He is of Abenaki and Slovak heritage, and lives in Greenfield Center, New York. Greg Shed is the illustrator of many children's books for children including Squanto's Journey, by Joseph Bruchac, and Dandelions by Eve Bunting. He lives in San Diego, California.

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