The Very First Thanksgiving Day

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The Very First Thanksgiving Day

By Rhonda Gowler Greene; Susan Gaber (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9780689833014, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2002

From the same team that brought you "The Day Jesus Was Born" comes a charming story that introduces the Thanksgiving holiday to young readers.
"This is the food, gathered and blessed,
the corn and sweet berries, and wild turkey dressed,
shared on the very first Thanksgiving Day."
Join author Rhonda Gowler Greene and illustrator Susan Gaber on a journey back to the very first Thanksgiving Day, when two societies came together to feast and honor the earth's bounty in peace.

About the Author
Rhonda Gowler Greene is the author of over twenty picture books. Her books have received honors such as School Library Journal Best Book, Children s Book Council Showcase Book, Bank Street College Best Book, and starred reviews. A former elementary school teacher, with a master s in educational media, Rhonda is a frequent speaker at schools, libraries, and conferences. She lives with her husband, Gary, in a house overflowing with books in West Bloomfield, Michigan. They have four grown children. For more information, visit her on the web at

Susan Gaber has illustrated a number of picture books, including "When Winter Comes, The Stable Where Jesus Was Born, " and "The Very First Thanksgiving Day." She lives with her family in Huntington, New York.