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Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House Series #27)

  Author(s) & Illustrator(s): Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca

  Edition: Paperback -- Plot Summary and Book Review

Thanksgiving on Thursday (Paperback)    

  • "Thanksgiving on Thursday" by Mary Pope Osborne is an easy-to-read chapter book that makes learning the history of thanksgiving fun and interesting. In their magic tree house, 8-year old Jack and 7-year-old Annie travel back to 1621, the year when pilgrims and Indians celebrated the first Thanksgiving in the New Plymouth Colony. They meet early settlers such as Governor Bradford and Captain Standish, and Squanto, a Wampanoag Indian. The Pilgrim girl Priscilla Mullins takes them home and shows them how to cook a turkey. Their lack of understanding of some of the vocabulary words used by the early settlers makes for a few lighted-hearted moments. When the Thanksgiving feast is over, Jack and Annie return home in their magic tree house. After witnessing the pilgrims' life, they realize they have much to be thankful for. This Thanksgiving story appeals to children in second grade and third grade.
  • Reading Level: children in second grade and third grade
  • Paperback, 96 pages
  • ISBN: 0375806156
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Genre: Fiction - Historical Fiction
  • Book Themes: Pilgrims and Indians, Thanksgiving Stories
  • Chapter Books

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