Thanksgiving is the original American holiday. When the Pilgrims sat down to give thanks for the hard-won bounty of their new world, they continued a Native American tradition that would become a focal point in the calendar of all generations of Americans to come.
The author relates this holiday to the harvest festivals celebrated by thankful believers of many faiths all over the globe. The books stunning pictures show the celebration in its historical and cultural aspects, and the back matter contains a delicious Thanksgiving recipe, a glossary, and a useful list of holiday references and resources.
Dr. Elizabeth Pleck gives readers, parents, and teachers an historical and cultural background to this unique American tradition in her informative note.
About the Author :
Deborah Heiligman has contributed to Celebrate Thanksgiving as an author. Deborah Heiligman worked as a writer and editor at Scholastic Magazine before becoming a full-time writer. She is also the author of On the Move, illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell. Ms. Heiligman lives in Doylestown, PA.
Bari Weissman received her Masters of Art Education from the Massachusetts College of Art. She lives in Boston, MA.
|Title:||Celebrate Thanksgiving||Publisher:||National Geographic Society|
|Author:||Deborah Heiligman, Elizabeth Pleck|
|No. of Pages:||32|
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