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The incomparable Dav Pilkey adapts Clement Moore's classic Christmas poem to tell his wacky Thanksgiving tale. The day before Thanksgiving, eight boys and girls take a field trip to a turkey farm. They have fun playing with eight exuberant turkeys but are shocked to learn that Farmer Mack Nuggett plans to kill all the turkeys for Thanksgiving dinners. So the children decide to smuggle all the turkeys home, and all their Thanksgiving dinners become vegetarian this year. The turkeys' lives are saved!
Written And Illustrated by Dav Pilkey
It’s Fall and class trip time!
Eight adventurous young students set off to visit a farm in the country and come home with a surprising new love for turkeys. How will the teacher respond? And the farmer? In a wonderful and whimsical turn of events, the turkeys become part of everyone’s Thanksgiving celebration – as invited guests instead of main dishes!
I really enjoy books like this that are simple and fun and incorporate kids of various colors and nationalities into a lively story. This is a sweet, funny, light-hearted book, perfect for reading as part of Fall festivities.
By Kate Waters
Everyone knows the stereotyped images of the First Thanksgiving – but what was it really like? And what was it like from the perspective of the Native Americans who shared their bounty and knowledge with the “coat-men” who arrived and lived nearby.
This beautifully photographed book shares the hopes, dreams and daily tasks and adventures of a young boy of the Wampanoag tribe. Aside from an engaging story and photographs taken with the assistance and advice of the Wampanoag Indian Program at Plimouth Plantation, there is also a glossary of terms and additional information about the Wampanoag people, many of whose descendents still live in the area of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (United States). This is a wonderful “living history” book to share with kids of all ages.
Suggested Reading Level – Grades 2 – 5
Chosen to become a special warrior prince in 1627, Tapenum prepares himself for the great honor by hunting, fishing, and sharing a day with friends and family, in a story that is complemented by photographs of Plymouth Plantation.
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