Item description for Arthur's Thanksgiving (Arthur Adventure Series) by Marc Brown...
Overview When Arthur is assigned to be the director of the school Thanksgiving play, he has problems finding someone to play the turkey
Publishers Description Arthur has been picked to direct his school's Thanksgiving play. His most important job is assigning the parts. Francine demands she be the narrator, her voice is the loudest, and Buster, Brain and Muffy have already picked their roles. What will Arthur do when he realizes everyone wants to be star?
Citations And Professional Reviews Arthur's Thanksgiving (Arthur Adventure Series) by Marc Brown has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 629
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Studio: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 7.25" Height: 10.25" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 1984
Publisher Little, Brown Young Readers
ISBN 0316112321 ISBN13 9780316112321 UPC 719122005953
Availability 56 units. Availability accurate as of May 27, 2017 11:04.
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More About Marc Brown
Marc Brown is best known as the author and illustrator who created the beloved aardvark Arthur. This popular character was born one night over twenty years ago, when Brown was telling his oldest son, Tolon, a bedtime story. Most of the stories he told were about animals, but that night the story just happened to be about an aardvark. Brown has written and illustrated more than fifty Arthur and D.W. (Arthur's little sister) books since then. He has also illustrated twelve other books with his wife--author, illustrator, and psychologist Laurie Krasny Brown. As a child, Marc Brown's passion for drawing was encouraged by his grandmother Thora, who saved his artwork in the bottom drawer of her bureau. -I knew it must be special, - recalls Brown, -because she didn't save many things.- His grandmother later provided an education fund that helped Brown pay for art school. He attended the Cleveland Institute of Art from 1964 to 1969. Grandma Thora is just one person in Marc Brown's life who has afforded the inspiration for one of his characters. Many other characters are based on children he knew while he was growing up and going to school in Mill Creek, Pennsylvania. His sisters--Bonnie, Colleen, and Kimberly--have all served as models for his characters D.W. and Francine. Brown patterned Buster after Terry Johnson, his best friend in elementary school, while Mr. Ratburn is based on -the meanest algebra teacher ever.- Brown was born in 1946 in Erie, Pennsylvania. Before he created the Arthur series, he worked at a variety of jobs, including stints as a truck driver, short-order cook, college professor, soda jerk, actor, chicken farmer, and television art director. Now, in addition to developing the Arthur television series on PBS, Brown continues to create new books both for Random House Children's Publishing and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Marc Brown lives in Hingham, Massachusetts, and Martha's Vineyard with Laurie and their young daughter, Eliza. He also has two grown sons, Tolon and Tucker. Brown looks to his three children for inspiration and story ideas. He also gets many suggestions from children he meets in schools, libraries, and bookstores around the country. -The most interesting--and the funniest--things, - Brown says, -happen in real life.-
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Reviews - What do customers think about Arthur's Thanksgiving (Arthur Adventure Series)?
Not You Standard Thanksgiving Faire- a review of "Arthur's Thanksgiving" Aug 17, 2006
In this book, Arthur is chosen by Mr. Ratburn to be the director of the school's "Thanksgiving Day' play. As expected he is wined and dined for the primo parts by Francine, Buster and friends. The problems start however when it comes to filling the role of the chief bird. No one wants to wear that Turkey suit!
Arthur puts pressure on everyone to get someone to play the part. He tries his parents, his friends, even his sister D.W. Every one has excuses as to why they can't do it.
Arthur begins to think about Turkeys while doing math problems, practicing the piano, and even doing the dishes. Finally he decides to take the part himself.
Despite the ensuing chaos, when the big day comes the performances go well. The moment comes for the Turkey to say his lines. Arthur's comes on stage and goes red with the laughter of the audience; but he is not on stage alone for very long. Soon all of his friends and family are there too-- all dressed like turkeys. Turns out they all 'stepped up' to support Arthur.
Four Stars. [B-]. Cute Arthur story that doesn't really go into the Thanksgiving story/Pilgrim story - just in case that is what you are looking for. It does however demonstrate that family and friends are something to be thankful for.
Arthur's Thanksgiving Mar 1, 2005
The book was a brilliant book. I like how Arthur was the director and Francine thought that she was going to direct. Arthur had trouble finding a turkey for the school play and how he had to try to bribe people. Everyone threatened to quit the play if he couldn't find a turkey. He even bought a real turkey. Then in the end, he decided to be the turkey himself.
Ms. Carrolls' Class Book Review Nov 20, 2001
In this story Arthur couldn't find a turkey. The best part of the story was when he found a turkey. We learned that at Thanksgivintg we can have fun like Arthur. Arthur was very funny in this story. Our favorite part of the story was when Arthur was a turkey and then everybody else became a turkey. We think that everyone should read this book because it has lots of funny pictures in it.
AUTHUR'S THANKSGIVING Dec 1, 1999
I think the book "Author's Thanksgiving" is a good book,because it helps kid understand about Thanksgiving. It also tells kids that in anything you do there can be a problem, but all you have to do is think it out even if you have to hurt a friend's feelings to make something better. I really enjoyed the book and the ending was not what I was expecting ( which is a good thing)! It was a very cute thing!
Arthur makes a great Thanksgiving Play. Nov 22, 1998
This book I like because it is exciting.The ending is very very great.Thanks for writing books Marc Brown.