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Filled with gorgeously vivid illustrations, The Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving from A to Z is an alphabetized version of the Pilgrims’ story, tracing their arrival on the Mayflower to their first harvest festival in 1621. Incorporating American ideals of freedom and gratitude to God alongside the hardships of Pilgrim life, the book teaches geographical, cultural, and historical facts in a friendly, accessible style.
The people, places, foods, items, and events related to the first Thanksgiving are colorfully represented, teaching children that A is for Atlantic Ocean, I is for Indian friends, N is for November, P is for Plymouth, U is for unity, and much more.
About the Author
Laura Crawford is a teacher in Sleepy Hollow, Illinois. A member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Illinois Reading Council, she holds a master’s in reading from Northern Illinois University. This is her first book.
About the Illustrator
Illustrator Judith Hierstein resides in Auburn, Maine, where she teaches art at the elementary-school level. She holds a bachelor’s degree in art from the University of Iowa and is the illustrator of four other Pelican children’s books, including Toby Belfer Never Had a Christmas Tree, Toby Belfer’s Seder: A Passover Story Retold, Toby Belfer and the High Holy Days, and Toby Belfer Visits Ellis Island.