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Sarah Gives Thanks

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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

For Mighty Girl stories about Thanksgiving, visit our Thanksgiving section within our Holiday Collection.

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Description

About the Author:

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.

About the Illustrator:

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.

Product Details

Recommended Age 5 - 8
Author Mike Allegra
Illustrator David Gardner
ISBN 080757239X
Publication Date Sep 1, 2012
Publisher Albert Whitman & Company
Language English