Monday, November 16, 2009

Gathering Together

Almost forgotten in the crush of holiday festivities is a time to stop and contemplate our blessings. We are fortunate. To keep us from forgetting, we have an entire day set aside. Thanksgiving Day is dedicated to remembering all the good things in life.

THIS THE FEAST by Diane Z. Shore and illustrated by Megan Lloyd will introduce the youngest listeners to the history behind this day of gathering memories and family members together. Written in lyrical verse, the art is so inviting the reader will look for a place at the table. From crashing and thrashing on the rough, rolling seas to meeting and appreciating Squanto who shared his knowledge to harvesting from gardens leafy and green, the pilgrims make it clear their survival is reason to rejoice and be thankful.

What are you thankful for this year?


  1. I'm blessed to be a part of SCBWI and meet wonderful people like you. Love the new look! :)

  2. I'm thankful for YOU, Joan!
    What a great blog. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs to you and yours - Robyn


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