Thanksgiving Day Thanks

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9780060002367_0_CoverThanksgiving Day Thanks by Laura Malone Elliott
Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Holidays & Celebrations
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
Pages: 32 Hardcover 8×10″
Date Published: August 27th, 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books, HarperCollins

Thanksgiving is almost here, and Sam’s class is excited for their Thanksgiving feast! Mary Ann is going to dress up like Squanto. Winston’s building a Popsicle-stick Mayflower. Everyone already knows the one special thing they are thankful for-everyone but Sam, that is.

The day of the feast arrives and Sam has brought a special surprise project-a bunch of character balloons to use in a homegrown Thanksgiving Day parade. But when a storm threatens to blow the balloons away, Sam’s project is almost ruined. Mary Ann comes to the rescue, using her Native American bow and arrow skills to reel the balloons in. Readers find out that the parade means a lot to Sam because his family usually watches it together, and Sam finally discovers what he’s thankful for-time with his family, and best friends, too.

Laura Malone Elliott and Lynn Munsinger have created a charming story about the traditions that make Thanksgiving special. Full of creativity, humor, and heart, Thanksgiving Day Thanks celebrates friendship, family, and the many other blessings in our lives for which we give thanks.

I love the illustrations. I love the font. I love the theme and the delivery. This is a great Thanksgiving read. Full of history and traditions of a holiday; this will make a great school read. An inspiration for more projects and activities. At the end there are some trivia as well.

I read an advanced reader copy.

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Laura Malone Elliott is the author of the award-winning Hunter’s Best Friend at SchoolHunter’s Big Sister,Hunter & Stripe and the Soccer Showdown, and the first story about Sam and Mary Ann, A String of Hearts, also illustrated by Lynn Munsinger. As L. M. Elliott, she has written books for older readers, including the highly praised Under a Worn-Torn Sky; its sequel, A Troubled PeaceFlying SouthAnnie, Between the States; and Give Me Liberty. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children. You can visit her online at

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