Very First Thanksgiving Day
Rhonda Gowler Greene Susan Gaber
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Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM By Rhonda Gowler Greene Susan Gaber

This is the food, gathered and blessed,the corn and sweet berries, and wild turkey dressed,shared on the very first Thanksgiving Day.Join author Rhonda Gowler Greene and illustrator Susan Gaber on a journey back to the very first Thanksgiving Day, when two societies came together to feast and honor the earth s bounty in peace.
  • Title: Very First Thanksgiving Day
  • Author: Rhonda Gowler Greene Susan Gaber
  • ISBN: 9781616820978
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Paperback

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Joey Fong Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
The book provides a brief history of pilgrims, Indians, and the journey to the new world on Mayflower. I am not a fan of candy-coated history books. I know it might seem like it is too much for younger children to hear the truth behind the establishment of America, but I always believe that it is better to tell the whole truth. Obviously, teachers should alter the way they explain this part of American history to younger learners, but telling them Pilgrims made friends with Indians was slightly [...]
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Michelle (In Libris Veritas) Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
It has some very pretty illustrations but the text itself, while nicely done, does repeat itself. So in that aspect it's a bit of a boring 'story'd of course it's not really accurate, but I don't really expect a picture book to go into the reality of the situation.
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Heather Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
That's nice that the author said she chose to use the word Indian because many prefer that.& the illustrator included what she had learned. I've heard a few books now mention two dogs. Now I know the breed, a spaniel and a mastiff.-the ppl look weird. One woman looked like she has a unibrow.They all have similar eyebrowsG the Indians don't look like Indians!Why is that boy standing like that?!? It looks like a lil girl.That kids hair! The skin tone looks wrong too.'And ate of the food gather [...]
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Andrea Hussey Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
I didn’t know what cumulative rhyming meant from the description. Having read the book I realized I am not a fan of cumulative rhyming. I enjoy rhyming, but not the repeating rhyming in which the same lines are used over and over throughout the book. It became very repetitive and took the fun completely out of the rhymes.The illustrations were kind of muddled and obscure. I didn’t really enjoy looking at the pictures, especially of the people because they looked so strange. Their features ma [...]
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Tatiana Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
Beautiful illustrations, but "The House That Jack Built" format was too vauge for my tutoring audience of smart 2nd graders. It glossed over the facts of the pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving, and the students are well-versed in all that. They were more interested in talking about how 100 people could fit into the hull of the Mayflower. This book is better suited for younger readers who still rely heavily on pictures to tell the story.
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Kendra Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
Gorgeous illustrations! But unfortunately I found the text difficult for me kids to relate to and follow the story line of the first thanksgiving. Not my favorite way to tell the story to my children.
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Jen Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
This is a telling of the very first Thanksgiving. While I really enjoyed the illustrations, I didn't think too highly of the story. I read this to my kindergarten class and while they picked up some things in the story, they weren't as engaged as I was hoping they'd be.
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Janet Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
The painting illustrations are very nice. I didn't like or enjoy the rhyming text.
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Patricia Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
Nice illustrations. It fails in that it is historically inaccurate.
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Aaron Siclovan Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
On the first page of the book there are notes by the author and illustrations. It is important for the teacher or the parent to read these notes before presenting this book to children. The pilgrims first harvest feast took place in 1621 and probably between September 21 and November 9th. The celebration lasted three days which included feasting and games. In attendance, there were 51 pilgrims and at least ninety guests from the Wampanoag tribe. This is an unusual book because the story begins w [...]
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Kim Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
Greene uses a "House That Jack Built" approach to tell the story of the first Thanksgiving, working backward from the feast to the pilgrims' departure from England. The result is an absorbing narrative that prompted a lively discussion between my son and me (though one of his questions was why the sequence wasn't carried through on each repetition--in his words, "Why didn't you keep going?"). The text and illustrations are well researched, as explained in the author's and artist's notes. Yet the [...]
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Jen Ciampi Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
This is a sweet rhyming book that describes the experience of the first Thanksgiving. It takes the reader on a journey through each part of the first Thanksgiving from the Mayflower to the new land and the food they created together. I think this would be a good read aloud for first or second grade. The story is a good discussion point for students whereas they might not be able to read and comprehend the story on their own, having a read aloud and class discussion can help the students relate t [...]
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Ashley Field Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
The Very First Thanksgiving is a historical fiction picture book about when settlers first arrived to America. The book talks about what the interactions with the Native American's were like and it tells of what they did to prepare for the first thanksgiving. The book and the story are comprable to what families might do today to prepare for thanksgiving. The setting is an older one although the characters and the plot seem to be more modern than the setting. The point of this is for children to [...]
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Souaad Asar Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
The Very First Thanksgiving Day by Rhonda Gowler Greene. The illustration of book is very nice. Although the story starts and ends with Thanksgiving first day; the book made a great deal about that day. The rhymed of the text and realistic illustrations encourage the person who reads to take a step back. All the way back to the Pilgrims leaving their homeland and boarding the Mayflower. The result is that the day is put into historical context in a way that's reasonable even to the very young. T [...]
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Angel Romero Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
Summary: On the first day of thanksgiving Pilgrims and Indians gathered together to bless food. Pilgrims traveled on the Mayflower to new lands. They Indians are strong and store food throughout the winter. Reaction: This book is good to introduce the season to first graders. It teaches basic facts about this historical event in our history. This book took me back to when I was in school learning about thanksgiving. I also compared the book to how we celebrate Thanksgiving today. Literature Term [...]
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RLL52013_Kaitlin Larson Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
This is a historical fiction picture book story about the first Thanksgiving Day. It highlights what the first meal was like based off what was available on the land around provided, the living conditions, and the pilgrimage to the New World. It is a valuable tool for primary teachers since a majority of history in the primary grades stems from holidays. This is not an award winning story but would be useful to include in a collection of Thanksgiving stories to use as a unit. This is a book that [...]
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Cassie Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
If you are looking for more traditional fare this holiday, check out The Very First Thanksgiving Day by Rhonda Gowler Greene. A Michigan native, Greene created a well researched story of the first Thanksgiving, expressing not only the toils faced by the pilgrims in the new world, but also the joy and thankfulness felt by them at the celebration. Yes, the story lacks a lot of detail, but it is a good, solid introduction for the very young.
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Pia Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
I read this story to 5 years old ESL students. It was a little bit difficult for them to understand the whole concept,especially that the story goes from the First Thanksgiving back to their departure from England. I have to retell a little bit of the story using the illustrations more than the text. Probably, it would have been better if we read together other stories first and then read this one.
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Eileen Carter Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
This story is perfect for children of all ages. It tells about the life of the Pilgrims and how with the help of the Native Americans they were able to survive. The book rhymes which makes it easy for children just learning how to read. But is challenging enough that more experienced readers will not be bored.
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Michel Butler Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
This is a very simple book that teaches younger students about the first Thanksgiving. Its original focus is the day of the first Thanksgiving, back tracks the Pilgrims journey from Europe to America, and refocuses on that special day. This book is a great introduction into a unit on Pilgrims, and the rhyming scheme will keep students interested.
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Lisa Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
The illustrations are astounding, the prose is simple, and my children (and I) loved it. An excellent holiday book for briefly & engagingly covering the history of American Thanksgiving. I appreciate any book that recenters both me and my children on the real purpose of a holiday based on gratitude, but this is definitely one of my favorites.
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Brian Strand Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
Here is a book that talks about the actual first thanksgiving in a broad sense. It talks about how the pilgrims and the Indians worked together and how the pilgrims over came all their troubles. It also had some rhyming words in it that were used in a kagan lesson.
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Laura Irrgang Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
This book offers a lovely introduction to the Thanksgiving holiday that even the youngest viewers can grasp. Gaber's rich paintings convey a surprising amount of emotion . Although simplistic, the scope of the holiday is captured in just a few pages.
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Aleece Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
This is a good book that shows how the first Thanksgiving came to be. I really liked the realistic illustrations and the simplified way of telling children about the first Thanksgiving. I think that younger and older kids will enjoy this book.
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Morgan Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
I think this book would be perfect to read to a classroom around Thanksgiving time. Many people, even adults, do not know how Thanksgiving came into being, and instead just see it as a holiday where we eat turkey. It would work well as a social studies lesson as well.
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Seher Patka Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
Book about the First Thanksgiving between the pilgrims and Native Americans. It has beautiful illustrations and talks about the sharing and exchanges made between the two people. This book can be used in language arts as well as social studies.
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Dahl Kids Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
I loved this book as a way to explain why we celebrate Thanksgiving to preschool and young elementary-age children. Beautiful illustrations.
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Aleisa Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
Charming and lyrical and perfect for story sequencing!
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Kate Hastings Nov 20, 2018 - 08:26 AM
Based on "This is the House that Jack Built" tells the Thanksgiving story in a very simplistic manner.
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Very First Thanksgiving Day By Rhonda Gowler Greene Susan Gaber This is the food, gathered and blessed,the corn and sweet berries, and wild turkey dressed,shared on the very first Thanksgiving Day.Join author Rhonda Gowler Greene and illustrator Susan Gaber on a journey back to the very first Thanksgiving Day, when two societies came together to feast and honor the earth s bounty in peace.

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