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The First Thanksgiving (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book)

  Author(s) & Illustrator(s): Linda Hayward

  Edition: Paperback -- Plot Summary and Book Review

The First Thanksgiving (Paperback)    

  • The First Thanksgiving by Linda Hayward tells the story of pilgrims in short sentences and simple words for beginning readers. It is a good book for young readers to learn the origin of the Thanksgiving holiday. The easy-to-read nonfiction picture book starts with the reasons why the Pilgrims and other passengers come to America, then goes on to talk about the Mayflower voyage, the difficult first winter, the pilgrims' meeting with Samoset and Squanto, the settlers' peace treaty with the Indian chief Massasoit and the first Thanksgiving feast. The history book ends with President Abraham Lincoln's proclamation of Thanksgiving Day as a national holiday in 1863. Linda Hayward's watercolor illustrations are soft and pleasing. The First Thanksgiving appeals to children in kindergarten, first grade and second grade.
  • Reading Level: children in kindergarten, first grade and second grade
  • Paperback, 48 pages
  • ISBN: 0679802185
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Genre: Nonfiction - Children's Picture Books
  • Book Theme: Thanksgiving Stories

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