A Pioneer Thanksgiving

A Pioneer Thanksgiving

A Story of Harvest Celebrations in 1841

Book - 1999
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Univ of Toronto Pr
A unique hybrid of fact, fiction and activities lets you join a pioneer family as they celebrate Thanksgiving in 1841.
Combining fiction and nonfiction, this dramatic story follows the Robertson family as they prepare for Thanksgiving in the year 1841. As with all Canadian pioneer families, Thanksgiving is a special day for the Robertsons, but this year they have more reasons than usual to give thanks. Each chapter of the story is enhanced by information about the pioneer period and how Thanksgiving was celebrated in the past. Children will learn about the wild harvest, harvest superstitions and how the First Peoples celebrated the harvest. The past comes alive through hands-on activities such as making a corn dolly or learning to play conkers. Historically accurate and beautifully rendered pencil illustrations make this a comprehensive resource for home or school.

Baker & Taylor
A family celebration introduces information on related topics, with recipes, games, and crafts

Baker
& Taylor

The story of a Canadian pioneer family's celebration of the harvest serves to introduce information on crops, preparing for winter, and harvest superstitions, as well as recipes and instructions for games and crafts projects.

Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, 1999
ISBN: 9781550745740
1550745743
9781550747447
1550747444
Branch Call Number: J 394.2 GREEN
Characteristics: 48 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Collins, Heather

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This historical fiction book for younger readers describes what Thanksgiving was like for Canadian pioneers in 1841. Families will enjoy reading it together!


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