Ms. Frizzle’s class is making a meal just like the Pilgrims ate at the first Thanksgiving. That means no pumpkin pie. Can it be true? The class is determined to find out. Hop on the Magic School Bus and be Ms. Frizzle’s guest at the first Thanksgiving.
Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series–the Magic Tree House!
It’s a time for giving thanks . . .
when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to 1621 on the first Thanksgiving Day. The Pilgrims ask them to help get things ready. But whether it’s cooking or clamming, Jack and Annie don’t know how to do “anything” the Pilgrim way. Will they ruin the holiday forever? Or will the feast go on?
The adventurous saga of the settling of the Plymouth Colony is strikingly portrayed in this magnificent book. Spectacular paintings by renowned artist N.C. Wyeth, gloriously bring to life the carefully researched text by well known children’s book author Robert San Souci. The story of the Pilgrims, including the first Thanksgiving, is a central part of America’s history and, over the course of time, it has taken on an almost mythical quality. Drawing upon a variety of resources, including the author’s trip to the Plimouth Plantation, the text dispels some popular misconceptions about the setting of our nation as it broadens our understanding of the bravery and determination of our forebears. A beautiful artbook as well as an informative history book, N.C Wyeth’s Pilgrims belongs in every home, library, and classroom.
In these richly detailed pages, you’ll meet three of the young Pilgrims who sailed on the Mayflower, Bartholomew, Remember, and Mary Allerton.
The handsome paintings help you imagine how they lived after landing at Plymouth, through the dark winter and the busy days of spring, summer, and fall.
Culminating with the harvest and the excitement of the first Thanksgiving feast, and featuring an illustrated epilogue that further personalizes the individuals and groups involved, Three Young Pilgrims makes history come alive. Based on the author-illustrator’s extensive research, it conveys both information and emotion, capturing the feeling of seasons turning and moods changing, as, for the Allerton children, Plymouth becomes home.
In England in the early 1600s, everyone was forced to join the Church of England. Young William Bradford and his friends believed they had every right to belong to whichever church they wanted. In the name of religious freedom, they fled to Holland, then sailed to America to start a new life. But the winter was harsh, and before a year passed, half the settlers had died. Yet, through hard work and strong faith, a tough group of Pilgrims did survive. Their belief in freedom of religion became an American ideal that still lives on today.
James Daugherty draws on the Pilgrims’ own journals to give a fresh and moving account of their life and traditions, their quest for religious freedom, and the founding of one of our nation’s most beloved holidays—Thanksgiving.
Beloved author Jean Craighead George traces the passage of time from the melting of the glaciers that created Cape Cod and Plymouth Rock to the moment the Pawtuxet Indians and the Pilgrims met and feasted together. Thomas Locker’s luminous paintings give the story a glowing, timeless quality.
“This beautiful book brings fresh insight to the traditional story.” (Kirkus Reviews, pointer review)