This Is the Feast

This Is the Feast

By Diane Z. Shore; Megan Lloyd (Illustrator)

HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780066237947, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 2008


This is Thanksgiving, a time to remember the friendships and freedoms we all share together.

When the Pilgrims embarked on their legendary Mayflower voyage in 1620, they couldn't predict what lay ahead of them. In search of religious freedom and a new life, the settlers faced hardships including harsh storms, illness, and unfamiliar terrain. Thanks to their natural perseverance and the help of their neighbor Indians, the Pilgrims survived their first year. And when the harvest the next fall was plentiful, the Pilgrims and the Indians joined together in a three-day celebration, the first Thanksgiving.

Diane Z. Shore's lyrical, rhythmic verse and Megan Lloyd's lively, joyful illustrations bring the Pilgrims' harrowing experience to life and demonstrate the strong bonds for which we give thanks every year.

About the Author
Diane Z. Shore and Jessica Alexander have collaborated on several children's books, including This Is the Dream and This Is the Game. One thing they have learned while cowriting stories is that when people work together, great things can happen. Both authors live with their families in metro Atlanta, Georgia.

Megan Lloyd illustrated "Too Many Pumpkins", and "Too Many" "Turkeys. "Ms. Lloyd lives in Pennsylvania.

Praise For This Is the Feast

“A soaring tribute.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“A poetic mosaic.”
-Black Issues Book Review

“A valuable addition to children’s literature.”
-School Library Journal

“With the bouncy rhyme and sun-filled illustrations, this offers an idyllic view of the happy holiday, fun for sharing with preschoolers before the holiday.”
-ALA Booklist

“Lloyd’s primitive–inspired paintings effectively complement both verse and tale.”
-Kirkus Reviews