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If You Were at the First Thanksgiving

If You Were at the First Thanksgiving

Series: If You
by Anne Kamma Illustrated by Bert Dodson

Nearly half of the fifty-two Pilgrims at the First Thanksgiving were children age sixteen and younger. What was it like being part of the historic harvest festival that inspired our modern holiday? How did the children contribute to the feast? What did they wear? Did they have turkey and pumpkin pie?

Written from a child's perspective, this book answers these and many more questions about the festival, about life in the new settlement of Plymouth, and about the Pilgrims' friendship with Squanto, Samoset, and the other native people who participated in the First Thanksgiving celebration.

7, 8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 2 - 5
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Informational Text

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Anne Kamma
Bert Dodson

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