Thanksgiving: A Harvest Celebration, Hardcover   -     By: Julie Stiegemeyer
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Thanksgiving: A Harvest Celebration, Hardcover

Concordia Publishing House / 2003 / Hardcover

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The pilgrims landed in North America in 1620 and began a life that was quite different from the one they had lived in England. They worked very hard and suffered greatly during those first months. And the success of the settlement was due in large part to Samoset and Squanto, who generously helped the pilgrims learn to survive. The colony slowly grew. The Mayflower sailed back to England. And the Pilgrims established a permanent home.

At their first harvest, the pilgrims and their neighbors gathered to give thanks to God for preserving and providing for them. The feast, which lasted for days, consisted of food that had been grown, gathered, and caught--squash, berries, venison and much more

We have come to think of that harvest feast as the first Thanksgiving, but such events were common in the colonies. Regardless, we continue the tradition each year when we gather with family and friends to give thanks, praise God, and share His blessings. Most of all, we give thanks and praise for God's greatest blessing, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Recommended for ages 4 to 9.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Concordia Publishing House
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 10 X 9 (inches)
ISBN: 0758605307
ISBN-13: 9780758605306
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 06/03/15.
Ages: 4-9

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Teach children to give thanks all year long. Connect the tradition of Thanksgiving with the perfect gift of God's love. This book explains the history of the Thanksgiving celebration and how it reminds us that every day is a good day to thank God for His gifts, especially for Jesus Christ, our Savior from sin and death. Thanksgiving encourages children to respond thankfully to God for all He has done and for providing for all their needs.

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Emphasizing the faith of its fictionalized characters, Thanksgiving: A Harvest Celebration by Julie Stiegemeyer, illus. by Renn Benoit, describes the tribulations of the Pilgrims and their gratitude to God, and reminds readers to be thankful not just for God but more especially for the "gift of Jesus." Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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Author: Julie Stiegemeyer
Located in: Pittsburgh, PA
Submitted: November 19, 2003

    Tell us a little about yourself.  I am a wife and mom.

    What was your motivation behind this project?  I wanted to share with children and their parents a resource that can teach kids not only about the origins of the holiday, but also that everything we have comes from God's bounty, including salvation in Jesus.

    Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists?  Favorite authors: Jane Austen, C.S. Lewis, Madeline L'Engle, Charles Dickens

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