If You Were a Kid at the First Thanksgiving
This book blends together fiction and non-fiction, as we time travelback to the first Thanksgiving withyoung, hip children who join in the historical event. Adventures ensue, and young readers will imagine they are transported back in time. Modern illustrations, simple timeline, maps, and illuminating sidebars provide a captivating look at life in colonial America. Helpful glossary included. 31 pgs, pb.
As one of the few young children living in the Plymouth colony, Miles Allterton is always looking to make new friends. In a nearby Wampanoag settlement, a girl named Aquina wants to hunt with her father and brothers. When the two children meet during preparations for a harvest feast, they quickly strike up a friendship. Follow along as they and their families attend the first Thanksgiving celebration.
These small-format books transport your young reader to Independence Hall for the discussion on the Constitution, a seat on the westward-bound Conestoga wagon, or the cramped passenger compartment in the Mayflower. Written in an entertaining question-and-answer format, reviewer Rebecca Rupp says her "kids plunged right in, answering questions and discussing answers." Approx. 80 pgs.