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A New Use of the Old Nursery Rhyme

  • Nov 22, 2010

This is a glossy large size paperback picture book that does the rhyme from one to ten for both Pilgrims and Indians. . The pictures portray these young children as they get ready for Thanksgiving by planting crops, hunting for ducks and digging for clams. They all have Thanksgiving together at the end of the story. An added bonus at the end of the book is a Q & A of what the first Thanksgiving was really like
A New Use of the Old Nursery Rhyme

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Hennessy (The First Night) and Cravath (A My Name Is...) use a familiar rhyme to introduce first 10 pilgrims, then 10 Wampanoag, all of them children hard at work and all of them coming together for a feast at the end. Freely rendered, cheerful pictures belie the author's and illustrator's research into the daily lives of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag (e.g., for a spread about planting crops, Cravath shows a Wampanoag boy planting a fish; the informative endnotes include the explanation that the fish served as a type of compost). A spread of "1 big, 2 big, 3 big turkeys," etc., is superfluous, but the final picture of all 20 neighbors resolutely captures the festive and collaborative mood of the holiday. Ages 3-8. (Sept.)
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ISBN-10: 0142300063
ISBN-13: 978-0142300060
Author: B. G. Hennessy
Genre: Children's Books, Teens
Publisher: Puffin
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