The Thanksgiving Story

The Thanksgiving Story

Illustrated by: Helen Sewell
For Ages: 5 - 8
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In this festive Caldecott Honor–winning picture book, Alice Dalgiesh brings to life the origin of the Thanksgiving holiday for readers of all ages.

Giles, Constance and Damaris Hopkins are all passengers aboard the crowded Mayflower, journeying to the New World to start a new life. Things get a little more cramped when their baby brother Oceanus is born during the passage. However, when they arrive, there are even worse challenges to face as the Pilgrims are subjected to hunger, cold, and sickness that put their small colony in great danger. With the help of the Native Americans though, they might just be able to survive their first year in this strange land—and have a November harvest to celebrate for generations!
  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 32 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780684189994 | 
  • August 1988 | 
  • Grades K - 3 | 
  • Lexile ® 610L
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About the Author

Alice Dalgliesh

Alice Dagliesh wrote many books for young readers, including The Thanksgiving Story, The Fourth of July Story, the Bears on Hemlock Mountain, and The Little Wooden Farmer, all available from Aladdin.

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