Sunday, November 22, 2015

Our Three Most Treasured Thanksgiving Stories

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday--the colors, the food, the gathering, the warmth of home, and the pumpkin-infused everything. Over the years, we have read (and re-read) some wonderfully beautiful Thanksgiving stories, and I want to share them with you!

We'll start with the best:

 Cranberry Thanksgiving  by Harry and Wende Devlin is so delicious and heart-warming, it has become a family tradition. Set on a cranberry farm in New England, the story centers around a treasured and secret cranberry bread recipe in danger of being snagged. A sweet and delightful tale, Cranberry Thanksgiving shows us how important it is to reserve judgements and how easy it is to love Mr. Whiskers!

An Outlaw Thanksgiving by Emily Arnold McCully is a captivating story based on the true events. Young Clara and her mother find themselves at a Thanksgiving banquet with a man whose face seems oddly familiar to one they saw on a wanted poster, the notorious Butch Cassidy. Clara learns about human complexity and the unexpected in the Wild West in this adventurous Thanksgiving tale.

Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House #27) Like all Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osbourne, readers are plunked right in the middle of the action. Jack and Annie find themselves at the very first Thanksgiving where they meet Squanto and the Pilgrims. What we loved about this book was how we felt simply transported back in time with a rare firsthand look at the origins of Thanksgiving.

 Do you have any Thanksgiving favorites I failed to mention? I want to hear about them!

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