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The First Thanksgiving (Picture Puffins) [Paperback]

By Jean Craighead George (Author) & Thomas Locker (Illustrator)
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Item description for The First Thanksgiving (Picture Puffins) by Jean Craighead George & Thomas Locker...

Describes how the colonists aboard the Mayflower founded New Plymouth and celebrated their first harvest with a feast of thanksgiving.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Putnam Juvenile
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.88" Width: 9.98" Height: 0.1"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2003
Publisher   Putnam Juvenile
Age  5-9
ISBN  0698113926  
ISBN13  9780698113923  

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More About Jean Craighead George & Thomas Locker

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jean Craighead George was the preeminent nature writer for children. She is the author ofMy Side of the MountainandJulie of the Wolves, and her work spanned 50 years. She died in May 2012 at age 93.
After completing his studies at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, Wendell Minor began creating original designs for book publishers in New York City. He has created jacket illustrations for more than 2000 books, and has illustrated dozens of books for children, including America The Beautiful and Yankee Doodle America. He lives in Connecticut."

Jean Craighead George lived in Chappaqua, in the state of New York. Jean Craighead George was born in 1919 and died in 2012.

Jean Craighead George has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Julie Series
  2. Picture Puffin Books
  3. Puffin Modern Classics
  4. Scholastic Classics
  5. Trophy Chapter Book

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > Fiction > Colonial
3Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Holidays & Festivals > Thanksgiving > Fiction
4Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8
5Books > Subjects > Children > Literature
6Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Contemporary

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Nice book to have  Feb 13, 2007
This is another great Thanksgiving book that I read aloud to my family after we ate our Thanksgiving dinner this year. Everyone enjoyed it, adults down to my 5 year old. (the 2 yr olds could care less:) But I bought it because we homeschool our 5 yr old but it ended up being a book that everyone enjoyed listening to. We'll get this one out year after year.
Cute Pictures But Grossly Inaccurate Facts!  Nov 27, 2003
Jean C. George's book may look good and sound nice, but it leaves out some critical facts and totally misrepresents others. Ms. George claims that the pilgrims came to the new world to seek their fortune and leaves out the real reason--religious persecution and a desire to worship God in their own way. Pilgrim leader William Bradford wrote in his diary that his motivation was, "a great hope... for advancing the Kingdom of Christ."

She also states that Thanksgiving itself "was not a day of pilgrim thanksgiving," but "pure celebration." This would also be news to Bradford, who wrote: "Through [the Lord's] blessing [there was] a fruitful and liberal harvest... for which mercy, they set apart a day of Thanksgiving."

Ms. George is free to write whatever kinds of children's books she wants, and she has done some very good ones. But this book does a disservice to the truth. Being politically correct must never be taken to the extreme of distortions and untruths. If Ms. George can't accurately, and in a fair and balanced way, give credit to the faith and belief in God which was central to the lives of the pilgrims and the main reason they risked the dangers they did, then she should leave the writing on this important part of our history to someone else.

A Holiday Treat  Dec 1, 2001
Thanksgiving is given a new point of view and retelling in this very special picture book. Jean Craighead George, the Newbery Medal-winning author of JULIE OF THE WOLVES, as well as nearly 100 distinguished nature books for young readers, presents the story of the first Thanksgiving with warmth, fascinating detail, and lyrical as well as informative storytelling. Thomas Locker's colorful, classical paintings beautifully complement the author's words. The story begins with the formation of Plymouth Rock, a huge, two-million year old glacial mass that comes to rest in Cape Cod. Then the Pawtuxet tribe arrives, earning their living from the land, including Squanto, who is later captured by Englishmen and sold into slavery. Across the ocean, Pilgrims seeking religious freedom set out on a perilous voyage to America. Upon reaching the New World, they must deal with many hardships including disease, starvation, and death. Still the Pilgrims endure. In the springtime, Squanto, freed from slavery and now a member of another Indian tribe, arrives, bringing peace to the people of Plymouth. He teaches them how to grow crops, catch fish, hunt deer and turkey, showing the Pilgrims the importance of respecting the land and using it wisely. In 1621, after a bountiful harvest, a great celebratory feast takes place for three days, in which the people gather and eat and play games--the first Thanksgiving. This story is a unique portrayal of historical events, always keeping the reader intrigued and awed, with its terrific writing and inspirational illustrations. As she does in every one of her books, Jean Craighead George reminds us of the need to honor our natural resources and every living thing on the planet. In this story, too, she sends a message of peace that will inspire every person and reach beyond one day in November, to give thanks every day for what we have.
The First Thanksgiving`  Nov 13, 2001
Want to know where Plymouth Rock came from and what it has to do with the pilgrims? What happened when the Mayflower finally sighted land? This is the book for you. The First Thanksgiving is history, community, geology, and science in a very beautifully illustrated and believable story of the colonization of Massachusetts. The pilgrims came to the New World looking for religious freedom only to be met by fear, death, hunger, and an insightful and helpful Pawtuxet, Squanto. It was from his willingness to share his knowledge that we have the celebration of Thanksgiving.

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