Product: Turkeys, Pilgrims, and Indian Corn : The Story of the Thanksgiving Symbols
Category: Thanksgiving Books for Teachers
Student Level: toddler, preschool, kindergarten, elementary
Turkeys, Pilgrims, and Indian Corn : The Story of the Thanksgiving
Edna Barth, Ursula Arndt (Illustrator)
The story of the most truly American holiday and the development of
its symbols and legends.
Each of our holidays has its own familiar traditions: Trick-or-treating
on Halloween, eating turkey on Thanksgiving, waiting for Santa Claus
on Christmas, exchanging cards on Valentine's Day. But where do
these customs come from, when did they begin, and why do we continue
to observe them?
In the engaging blend of careful research and lively prose that has
earned her books a lasting place on the holiday bookshelf, Edna Barth
explores the multicultural origins and evolution of the familiar and
not-so-familiar symbols and legends associated with our favorite holidays.
Full of fascinating historical details and little-known stories, these
books are both informative and engaging. Festively illustrated by Ursula
Arndt, they are now available again in hardcover as well as paperback
editions, featuring new, eye-catching jacket designs, and fun holiday
activities inside the paperback covers. Each book includes an annotated
list of holiday stories and poems and an index.