Sunday, November 23, 2014

Pie & Books = Something to Give Thanks For

Nothing goes better with pie than a good book - except for coffee, of course. If you're looking for some books for the season, drop by the library. There are passels of novels and mysteries set in and around the Thanksgiving holiday.

Here are a few you can find on the shelves of Candor Library:

An Old-fashioned Thanksgiving, by Louisa May Alcott~ this longer illustrated book shows the activities of children in 1800s New England as they prepare for Thanksgiving holiday. Mother's away and caring for Grandmother, so the children are left to bake pies and everything else on their own.

 The Very First Thanksgiving Day, by Rhonda Gowler Greene ~ using the "house that Jack built" structure, Rhonda tells the story of the first Thanksgiving. "This is the food, gathered and blessed/ the corn and sweet berries, the wild turkey dressed." The text goes back in time and recounts how the Pilgrims arrived in the New World, made homes for themselves, and farmed the land. It also includes a recurring phrase about the "Indians skillful and strong / who know how to live through the winter so long." (review from Booklist)

 Thanksgiving is Here! by Diane Goode
Thanksgiving means family, food, and friends. Diane portrays all that and more in a book that is a chain reaction. The doorbell rings and chaos ensues: adults, children, babies, and animals arrive and set the table, talk, knit, play music, eat. Then there's dish washing and drying, dessert, and more stuff to do. Detailed illustrations reveal more things each time you look.

More Thanksgiving and seasonal stories here. Have fun and enjoy your holidays.