Item description for Pioneer Thanksgiving, A: A Story of Harvest Celebrations in 1841 by Barbara Greenwood & Heather Collins...
Overview The story of a Canadian pioneer family's celebration of the harvest serves to introduce information on crops, preparing for winter, and harvest superstitions, as well as recipes and instructions for games and crafts projects.
Publishers Description Combining fiction and nonfiction, this dramatic story follows the Robertson family as they prepare for Thanksgiving in the year 1841. As with all Canadian pioneer families, Thanksgiving is a special day for the Robertsons, but this year they have more reasons than usual to give thanks. Each chapter of the story is enhanced by information about the pioneer period and how Thanksgiving was celebrated in the past. Children will learn about the wild harvest, harvest superstitions and how the First Peoples celebrated the harvest. The past comes alive through hands-on activities such as making a corn dolly or learning to play conkers. Historically accurate and beautifully rendered pencil illustrations make this a comprehensive resource for home or school.
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Studio: Kids Can Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 8.25" Height: 9.5" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1999
Publisher Kids Can Press, Ltd.
ISBN 1550747444 ISBN13 9781550747447
Availability 0 units.
More About Barbara Greenwood & Heather Collins
Barbara Greenwood is an award-winning author whose books include Gold Rush Fever, The Last Safe House and A Pioneer Thanksgiving. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Heather Collins has been illustrating children's books for more than 20 years. Her body of work includes many nonfiction books, such as the award-winning A Pioneer Story and Out Came the Sun. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and two children.
Barbara Greenwood currently resides in Toronto, Ontario. Barbara Greenwood was born in 1940.
Reviews - What do customers think about Pioneer Thanksgiving, A: A Story of Harvest Celebrations in 1841?
Good for reading about harvest with your children Nov 30, 2003
We enjoyed reading this book together. The story is about a fictional family set in pioneer days. Each chapter is a small independent story within the larger story of the family's Thanksgiving preparations; for example one chapter tells of a daughter sneaking out to gather cranberries to make a special dish for her ailing grandmother. Almost every other page is illustrated, and there are recipes and craft ideas scattered among the chapters and at the end of the book. The only reason I didn't give the book 5 stars is that I felt the crafts should use the materials of the pioneer time where practical. For example, the corn husk dolls should be made with corn husks and not plastic lace. You're not likely to have either laying about your house, so it's not as if plastic lace is a more convenient, handy substitute. That is the only dint in this great book.