Thursday, November 18, 2010

Candid Favorites - Thanksgiving Edition 2

More of our favorite reads for November:

1. Over the River and Through the Wood. A Thanksgiving Poem by Lydia Maria Child. Illustrated with woodcuts by Christopher Manson. A beautiful book that's fun to read or sing.

2. Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl by Kate Waters. This book uses actor portrayals (through photographs) instead of illustrations. My girls enjoy looking at all the pictures though some of the dialect is a bit difficult for the younger reader (thee, perchance, "of a sudden").

3. The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh. Illustrations by Helen Sewell. A classic! We enjoy reading this over several nights as a family.

4. Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende and Harry Devlin. Nostalgia alert! Our church library had this when I was a child. I always wanted to share it with our girls but I had forgotten until this year when I happened upon it at our local library. I've never tried the recipe at the back, but if you do be sure to let me know how it is.

What are your Thanksgiving book favorites? Any classics I've forgotten?


Karabeth Baptist Homeschool said...

We made the cranberry bread recipe in the back of the "Cranberry Thanksgiving" book when The Princess was small. Since that's been many years, I don't remember much about it, but I think that it was good because it didn't spoil our love for the book.

The "Sarah Morton's Day" has a companion book called "Samuel Eaton's Day" that is just as good. The Bear and I read both when he was younger.

I see that there is also one called "Tapenum's Day" about the Wampanoag tribe, but I wasn't aware of it until now. I'm not sure how the Native American tribes are related, but discovering our link to the Algonquin makes me think that I might locate this book and read it myself! I still learn from reading good children's literature.

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