Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving

We the people of the United States...Almost Lost Thanksgiving

Yes. That's right! Way back when "skirts were long and hats were tall" Americans were forgetting Thanksgiving, and nobody seemed to care! Thankfully, Sarah Hale appeared. More steadfast than Plymouth Rock, this lady editor knew the holiday needed saving. But would her recipe for rescue ever convince Congress and the presidents?

Join acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson on a journey of a woman and a pen that spanned four decades, the Civil War, and five presidents, all so you could have your turkey and eat it too!

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"This tale of a little-known historical heroine touts the power of the pen and persistence. With an irreverent tone ("You think you know everything about Thanksgiving, don't you?") and caricatures that play up past Americans' laissez-faire attitude, Anderson (Speak) and Faulkner (The Amazing Voyage of Jackie Grace) chart the progress of Sarah Hale, whose relentless letters and 38 years of petitioning presidents, secured Thanksgiving's status as a national holiday." -- Publishers Weekly


Recommended Age 5 - 8
Author Laurie Halse Anderson
Illustrator Matt Faulkner
ISBN 068985143X
Publication Date Sep 27, 2005
Publisher Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Language English