During the nineteenth century, Sarah Josepha Hale dedicated her life to making Thanksgiving a national holiday, all while supporting her family and becoming a groundbreaking writer and women's magazine editor. It took countless editorials and letters to four different presidents and over 35 years before her mission of making Thanksgiving a national day of gratitude was finally a success. Sarah Hale's inspiring story, accompanied by luscious watercolor illustrations, tells the tale of one woman who wouldn't take no for an answer.
"The inspiring story of an early-19th-century woman who supported her family, made a name for herself and gave us all an opportunity to give thanks each November.... Gardner nicely combines vignettes and double-page spreads, his colors reflecting mood, while lots of period (and humorous) details will bring readers back for another perusal. Readers will look forward to more from this talented author, who has penned a perfectly paced, rousing biography." -- Kirkus Reviews
Mike Allegra is a journalist, playwright, and magazine editor. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and son. On Thanksgiving, he always asks for the drumstick.
David C. Gardner is the illustrator of many books for children, including The Harvey Milk Story and Jamestown: A Ship's Boy. He has a degree in film from Northwestern University and has trained at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
|Recommended Age||5 - 8|
|Publication Date||Sep 1, 2012|
|Publisher||Albert Whitman & Company|