The Very First Thanksgiving Day

Illustrated by Susan Gaber

About The Book

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 a former schoolteacher and a full-time writer. She is the author of The Stable Where Jesus Was Born, Barnyard Song, and Eek! Creak! Snicker, Sneak. She celebrates Thanksgiving with her family West Bloomfield, Michigan.

About The Illustrator

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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 1, 2006)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416919162
  • Grades: P - 1
  • Ages: 3 - 6
  • Lexile ® AD800L

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"Definite kid appeal."
-- Horn Book

"Breathtaking paintings."
-- Publishers Weekly

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