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The Thanksgiving Story

  Author(s) & Illustrator(s): Alice Dalgliesh, Helen Sewell

  Edition: Paperback -- Plot Summary and Book Review

The Thanksgiving Story (Paperback)    

  • The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh and Helen Sewell is a Caldecott Honor award-winning picture story book about the journey on the Mayflower, the settlement on the Plymouth Colony, and the Thanksgiving feast. This historical fiction book is written from the point of view of one pilgrim family. Giles, Constance and Damaris Hopkins board the ship Mayflower with their parents. The Mayflower becomes very crowded when the other ship Speedwell goes back to England. On the voyage, a baby is born to the Hopkins family and is named Oceanus. The pilgrims endure a harsh winter in Plymouth. When spring comes, the settlers plant crops. Two Indians, Samoset and Squanto, come to visit and help. The Indian chief, Massasoit, promises to be friendly. The story ends with the joyous Thanksgiving celebration. Alice Dalgliesh's texts are detailed and enjoyable. The Thanksgiving Story is a good book for children in kindergarten, first grade, second grade and third grade.
  • Reading Level: children in kindergarten, first grade, second grade and third grade
  • Paperback, 32 pages
  • ISBN: 0689710534
  • Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
  • Genres: Fiction - Picture Story Books, Historical Fiction
  • Book Themes: Pilgrims and Indians, Thanksgiving Stories

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