Skip to main content
Cover for Thanksgiving Is . . .

Thanksgiving Is . . .

Gail Gibbons


List Price: 17.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (10/7/2014)
Paperback (10/1/2005)


Thanksgiving is... A holiday for gratitude.  It is turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie.  It is a time to celebrate and share with family and friends.

Explaining the roots of our familiar fall holiday in ancient harvest celebrations, Gail Gibbons' clear, kid-friendly language is accompanied by colorful watercolor illustrations.  The story of the Pilgrims' journey and first Thanksgiving feast is retold, as well as the history of Thanksgiving as a national holiday, and the traditions and celebrations that have developed over the years.  

Thanksgiving Is. . .  is a perfect introduction to early American history, and a fun autumn holiday from a children's nonfiction master.

Praise For Thanksgiving Is . . .

"This cornucopia of all things Thanksgiving has abundant enough information for young readers without overwhelming them."—School Library Journal

Holiday House, 9780823418497, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2004

About the Author

Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator," according to The Washington Post.  Ms. Gibbons is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterfly.  Her many honors include the Washington Post/Childrens Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award.  She lives in Corinth, Vermont.