Synopses & Reviews
- How much fun was life aboard the Mayflower?
- Did Pilgrims dance with Indians to Plymouth Rock?
- If there was no football to watch on TV, what did people do during the first Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving today is a time for families to say grace and gobble turkey. But why did the Pilgrims start this tradition? And who were these people anyway?
Now you can discover a wealth of cool and astonishing facts about the Pilgrims. Did you know that they made the long ocean journey in a cramped boat, or that the friendly Indians helped the Pilgrims survive that first winter? Would you have liked being a child in Plymouth? You wouldn't have gone to school, but just read about the chores you would have done!
Kenneth C. Davis delivers another outstanding picture book in the Don't Know Much About series. With his trademark question-and-answer format and S. D. Schindler's detailed artwork, you'll get an insider's view of the Pilgrims' life. It wasn't easy, but they helped make America what it is today. Now that is something to give thanks for!
Intriguing sidebars and quizzes about daily life in Plymouth provides little-known facts about the Pilgrims' "Mayflower" voyage, relations with Indians, and the original turkey feast. Illustrations.
Delectable details about the Pilgrims are served up in this terrific Thanksgiving treat. Stuffing his traditional question-and-answer format with intriguing sidebars and quizzes about daily life in Plymouth, Davis also provides little-known facts about the Pilgrims' Mayflower voyage, relations with Indians, and original turkey feast. Full-color illustrations.
About the Author
Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times best-selling author of Don't Know Much About® History, Don't Know Much About® Geography, Don't Know Much About® The Civil War,
and Don't Know Much About® The Bible.
Peoplemagazine has said that "Reading [Davis] is like returning to the classroom of the best teacher you ever had."
A frequent visitor to classrooms and teacher groups, Davis has appeared often on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, National Public Radio,and many other television and radio shows. He is a contributing editor to USA Weekend,which features his Don't Know Much About®quizzes on a variety of subjects.
Born and educated in Mt. Vernon, New York, he now lives in New York City and Vermont with his wife, Joann, and their two children, Jenny and Colin.