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Children's Fiction Beginner

Thanks for Thanksgiving

A Scholastic Canada Reader

by (author) Heather Patterson

illustrated by Mary Jane Gerber

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2013
Beginner, Thanksgiving
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2013
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 3


This joyful feast of words and pictures is now available in a bright levelled reader format — with a brand-new cover treatment!

With perfect words to conjure up the rich sights, sounds, smells, and feelings of the holiday, Thanks for Thanksgiving will surely carve its place in our time-honoured tradition. Nature hikes, apple-picking, migrating geese, and even a road-hockey game are surrounded by the rich colours of autumn.

Rhythmic text introduces young readers to the words and images that celebrate the holiday, and a fact page at the back of the book includes information on the history and origins of the Canadian celebration of Thanksgiving.

About the authors

HEATHER PATTERSON is the author of Thanks for Thanksgiving, Pioneer Christmas Crafts, A Poppy Is to Remember and Canada From Above, all published by Scholastic Canada, Ltd. A former elementary school teacher and children's book editor, Heather is a fiercely proud Canadian. She lives in Etobicoke, Ontario.

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Mary Jane Gerber has illustrated several books for children, including A Gift for Ampato by Susan Vande Griek and House Calls by Ainslie Manson. She lives in Orangeville, Ontario.

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Editorial Reviews

Praise for Thanks for Thanksgiving

"Delicious images and tasty reading." —The Halifax Daily News

"The enjoyment of the simple rhyme and the pleasant visuals would be an annual treat for parent and child." —CM: Canadian Review of Materials.

Other titles by Heather Patterson

Other titles by Mary Jane Gerber