Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Thanksgiving Is Paperback – October, 1997

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
$25.95 $0.01

"Going Green"
In this, the third book of the Secret Knock Club series, Agnes and her friends navigate the murky waters of "doing good." Learn more

Children's Easter Books
Visit the Children's Easter Bookstore to find sweet stories to enjoy with family and friends.

Product Details

  • Lexile Measure: 460L (What's this?)
  • Series: Hello Reader! Level 3
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic (October 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590331280
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590331289
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,029,924 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2?By using the phrase structure Thanksgiving Is..., Borden describes the first Thanksgiving while linking today's traditions to the past. The story is flat and confusing. Readers may wonder why some of the voyagers are Pilgrims and some are not, how the Pilgrims worshipped, and where they traveled. The watercolor-and-pen illustrations are unappealing; almost every character has a strange, very large nose. The sections of the text that rhyme are forced and trite. Better selections for beginning readers include Linda Hayward's The First Thanksgiving (Random, 1990) and Jack Prelutsky's It's Thanksgiving (Greenwillow, 1982). To enhance an understanding of the holiday, read aloud Jean Craighead George's The First Thanksgiving (Philomel, 1993) and Eve Bunting's How Many Days to America? (Clarion, 1988). A mundane offering.?Gale W. Sherman, Pocatello Public Library, ID
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist

Gr. 1^-2. Thanksgiving gets a very nice treatment in a book that will explain the holiday to new readers. Although the text is concise, it has a nice flow, and it also manages to get in lots of information. For instance, in discussing the Mayflower's passengers: "Some are Pilgrims. / Some are not. 70 men and women, / 32 dogs, / no cats, / and a few hens." The ink-and-watercolor artwork is sprightly and expands upon the pithy narrative. The final spread brings the book out of history and into a modern Thanksgiving feast, linking heritage with the happy celebration we associate with the holiday. Ilene Cooper

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers

More About the Author

Born (Oct 30,1949) and raised in Cincinnati, I have lived in Ohio my entire life except for two years in Massachusetts right after I was married. Growing up in an old house on a steep street, I attended a small elementary school called Lotspeich. There, all the marvelous shelves of books in the library shaped me into a lifelong reader. So it is a thrill for me to know that some of my books are being read by children in other libraries all over the country.

Before I became a full-time writer and speaker, I taught preschoolers and first graders and was even a part-owner of a bookstore in Cincinnati.

Today, it is hard for me to separate my writing from the way I live my life. My own family, personal experiences, and friendships, as well as a love of history and travel, have rich and lasting connections to the books I write. The first impulse to write a book is always triggered by something that has touched me indelibly.

In addition to my writing, my work in schools allows me to travel the incredible variety of landscape in Ohio, and meet the heart of its people. I have spoken in over 400 schools across the country, but mostly in Ohio. Because of this, I now have lifelong friends in communities from mighty Cleveland to small-town Greenville.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?