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by Gail Gibbons

Free eBook Thanksgiving Day download ISBN: 0823404897
Author: Gail Gibbons
Publisher: Holiday House; 1st edition (September 1, 1983)
Language: English
Pages: 32
Category: Books for Children
Subcategory: Holidays and Celebrations
Size MP3: 1393 mb
Size FLAC: 1479 mb
Rating: 4.5
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Gail Gibbons has published close to fifty distinguished nonfiction titles with Holiday House. According to "The Washington Post," "Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator. She lives in Vermont.

Gail Gibbons has published close to fifty distinguished nonfiction titles with Holiday House.

Thanksgiving Day book. The origins and traditions, and how it is celebrated today.

ISBN13: 9780823405763. Thanksgiving Day. by Gail Gibbons.

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Nowadays, Thanksgiving is a time for thanking our families, and the people and/or things in our lives we are most grateful fo. Your most obvious choice would be to join the small Thanksgiving Day Service held at the Pieterskerk.

Nowadays, Thanksgiving is a time for thanking our families, and the people and/or things in our lives we are most grateful for. What better reason to come to Leiden to celebrate Thanksgiving with us than to spend a day exploring the pretty canals and cobbled streets? From its tiny alleyways to its wide open roads, Leiden is a city which can sometimes feel much smaller than it is (in the best way). This year’s service will be held on Thursday 28th November at 11am. The service will last approximately one hour, and people from all nations and of all faiths are welcome.

Thanksgiving is a federal holiday in the United States, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It originated as a harvest festival

Thanksgiving is a federal holiday in the United States, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It originated as a harvest festival. Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, with a proclamation by President George Washington after a request by Congress.

The Pilgrims, who celebrated the first thanksgiving in America, were fleeing religious persecution in their native England. In 1609 a group of Pilgrims left England for the religious freedom in Holland where they lived and prospered

The Pilgrims, who celebrated the first thanksgiving in America, were fleeing religious persecution in their native England. In 1609 a group of Pilgrims left England for the religious freedom in Holland where they lived and prospered. After a few years their children were speaking Dutch and had become attached to the dutch way of life.

Thanksgiving Day - Thanksgiving Day commemorates the ceremony of giving .

Thanksgiving Day - Thanksgiving Day commemorates the ceremony of giving thanks to the lord almighty for the good harvest in the preceding year. According to guiness book of world records, how much the heaviest Turkey weights? 86 pounds. What was the original name of the Macy Thanksgiving Day Parade? It was originally a Christmas parade. When did Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade start?

Presents information about the first Thanksgiving and the way that holiday is celebrated today.
User reviews
Bluddefender
Great Book
LivingCross
You either love Gail Gibbons' takes, or ya don't. Basically, she does things very basically. I think that people miss the fact that she is aiming her text and pics at anyone eight or under (forget third graders). This book is perfect for second graders as a reader. There are some tough words- "representing a bountiful harvest", "herbs", "hymns". As others have stated, the pics have a day-gloish quality tempered by earthy hues of fall. Just right. The word "God" is stated in this book, as well as "prayers and blessings". On one page you can actually read sheet music with a definte religious slant. Just getting that out there. I think that Gail included a page devoted to candle burning because: a) candles really took off in the early eighties, b) it has a spiritual bent for some, and c) it lets kids know that people celebrate holidays in different ways. My daughter was not bored by this book. She knew the gist of this deal from school, and heartily agreed that the people involved indeed ate deer, and not turkey. I like that Gail states that some pilgrims died. Hey, facts are facts. I like 'em non-sugar coated. Solid book for early readers who are dreaming of sugar-coated pumpkin pies. Copyright 1983.
Aedem
Gail Gibbon's THANKSGIVING DAY is definitely a 'blast from the past'. The color choices of the art plus the fabulous 1980's moustaches sort of date this book.

At the beginning, it's pretty good. It tells in simple words, without a lot of sentences, a simplified story of how the pilgrims came to new continent.

"The Pilgrims wanted to worship God in their own way,
which they had not been allowed to do."

"They left their homes in England and saled across the
ocean to the New World in a ship called the Mayflower."

Where the book falls short is how it goes on (an on) about how we celebrate today. Do we really need a page about lighting candles? Nor a whole page about feature one sentence about a cornucopia?

I like the pages where the author connects our modern celebrations with those of the past, but it's a bit overdone for a book that's written at the 3rd Grade reading level.

'Meh' at best. There are better books to share.

(from library)
Inertedub
Here is a retelling of the traditional Thanksgiving story for an elementary audience, with an explanation of modern observances of the holiday. It's illustrated in Gibbons' usual style -- simple drawings that get the point of the text across. It's not as compelling or engaging as some books of the same kind, and since half the book is devoted to modern observances, it's surprising that she leaves out the fact that Thanksgiving was only instituted as a national holiday 200 years after the Pilgrims' original feast. Like many Thanksgiving books, this one claims the Pilgrims ate the now-traditional turkey and cranberries -- which may not be true. (The primary sources attesting to the Pilgrim feast doesn't specifically mention either.)

There are more engaging Thanksgiving books available, but most of them are lengthy enough to preclude cramming into an already-busy holiday season. The main thing going for the book is its brevity. If you have only 5-10 minutes to give your elementary kids a basic understanding of why we have a turkey holiday in November, this provides an accessible succinct explanation, and it reads pretty well aloud. If you have half an hour or more, you might prefer a more in-depth treatment.
Heri
Gail Gibbon's THANKSGIVING DAY is definitely a 'blast from the past'. The color choices of the art plus the fabulous 1980's moustaches sort of date this book.

At the beginning, it's pretty good. It tells in simple words, without a lot of sentences, a simplified story of how the pilgrims came to new continent.

"The Pilgrims wanted to worship God in their own way,
which they had not been allowed to do."

"They left their homes in England and saled across the
ocean to the New World in a ship called the Mayflower."

Where the book falls short is how it goes on (an on) about how we celebrate today. Do we really need a page about lighting candles? Nor a whole page about feature one sentence about a cornucopia?

I like the pages where the author connects our modern celebrations with those of the past, but it's a bit overdone for a book that's written at the 3rd Grade reading level.

'Meh' at best. There are better books to share.
Framokay
You can use this book to introduce Thanksgiving to kids, but I'm sure there must be better ones. Kids need a good story to engage them, but this book reads too much like an encyclopedia entry ("Families and friends gather together for a feast. Many tables are filled with the same foods the Pilgrims and Indians shared.")

The illustrations are colorful, but flat.

Neither of my kids would sit still for this book.
JoJolar
Bright pictures and simple sentences make this thoroughlyAmerican holiday accessible and fun for the youngest readers andlisteners. Gibbons covers the historical aspects and modern customs associated with this holiday. A must for elementary libraries or young children's private collections and a great prelude to craft-making or other Thanksgiving activities.
Being a fan of this joyous holiday and celebration, I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I loved all the bright fall colors used in the illustrations. The book gives a brief history of the Thanksgiving holiday and discusses modern festivities. It made me very hungry for pumpkin pie and turkey! Any child would love this book especially during the fall. If I was captivated by the bright orange pumpkins and trees, I'm sure children would be too!