Squanto and the First Thanksgiving
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Squanto and the First Thanksgiving

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- Timeline - Maps - Table of Contents - Recipes - Note to Adults
Paperback, 48 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by Carolrhoda Books (first published February 1983)
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Here is anotherbook that attempts to take a brutally honest look at history for the curious young reader who is between 2nd and 5th grade and is old enough to know more about what REALLY happened, though that knowledge may be sometimes unpleasant. So many children's book paint such a rosy picture that it's no wonder today's kids can have such unrealistic dreamy attitudes. I was a grown woman before I knew anything more about Thanksgiving than what I learned in elementary school: Some nice but pi...more
This is an informative book about the life of Squanto and how the help he gave to the Pilgrims helped them to survive their first years in Massachusetts. Without his assistance, the first Thanksgiving might never have occurred.

I wasn't sure how engaging this book would be; it was first published thirty years ago and lacks the glossy spreads and factoid-filled narratives that are so popular today. But I was actually impressed witht the author's ability to tell Squanto's story without being overl...more
I like this book alot becuase you can see and learn how did Native of Americans got alone with White people and how Native of Americans teached alot of things to the White people.
I read this one to a class of third graders today in preparation of the holiday next week.
It made me want to cook.
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it is so nice
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