Thanksgiving: The True Story

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Macmillan, Sep 16, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 149 pages
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Every year on the fourth Thursday of November, Americans celebrate with a Thanksgiving meal. But what is the origin of this tradition? Did it really begin when the Pilgrims and Native Americans got together in 1621 in Plymouth,Massachusetts?

In her signature narrative nonfiction style, Penny Colman paints a fascinating picture of this cherished American holiday. She examines numerous Thanksgiving claims which were antecedents to the national holiday we celebrate today, raises the turkey question—does everyone eat turkey on Thanksgiving?—and shows Sarah Josepha Hale's instrumental role in establishing the holiday. Get ready to delve into the rich past of Thanksgiving in an enlightening history that uncovers the true story.

Thanksgiving is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

 

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This was definitely an interesting and abbreviated read about Thanksgiving. I can say I truly enjoyed the thought of exploring the origins of this holiday since almost everyone knows the origins of ... Read full review

Contents

Authors Note
3
THANKSGIVING ORIGINS
7
THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS
77
Chronology
127
Notes and Sources
130
Illustration Credits
139
Index
140
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About the author (2008)

PENNY COLMAN is the author of many award-winning nonfiction books. She lives in Englewood, New Jersey.