Thanksgiving Intermediate Readers

The Purple Turkey and Other Thanksgiving Riddles

By David A. Adler

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"What's purple and covered with feathers?" "A turkey holding its breath!"
Good for giggles in the car or around the holiday table.

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The Case of the Gobbling Squash

By Elizabeth Levy

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A young detective and her partner, an amateur magician, solve a case involving missing bunnies, a pink sock ghost, and a remote-control squash that gobbles like a Thanksgiving turkey. Includes instructions for performing four magic tricks.

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Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving

By Joseph Bruchac

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This is the story of the first Thanksgiving from the point of view of Squanto. Squanto belonged to the Patuxet tribe. Before the Pilgrims came, he was sold into slavery by English fisherman. When he found his way home, he discovered his people were all but wiped out by disease. Yet Squanto helped the Pilgrims survive in their new land. This is his story.

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Molly's Pilgrim

By Barbara Cohen

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Molly is embarassed when her mother makes her a doll for a school assignment. The doll is supposed to be a pilgrim, but Molly's doll looks just like Molly's mother did before she left Russia.

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Kit Learns a Lesson: A School Story

By Valerie Tripp

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Kit Kittredge, a girl living in Cincinnati in 1934, learns some lessons in thanksgiving as the Great Depression comes closer to home. Part of The American Girls series.

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How Many Days to America? A Thanksgiving Story

By Eve Bunting

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The people set out in a rickety boat for America because they hoped they could have a better life. No, we're not talking about the Pilgrims on the Mayflower. These modern immigrants come from the Caribbean and arrive on Thanksgiving Day.

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Gobble! The Complete Book of Thanksgiving Words

By Lynda Graham-Barber

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Where do the words pilgrim, harvest, and musket come from? What other harvest celebrations are celebrated around the world? Who was on the Mayflower? The fascinating answers to these and other questions are found in Gobble!

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Boys Against Girls

By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

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It all began with The Boys Start the War when the Hatford brothers made life miserable for the new-in-town Malloy sisters. Then The Girls Get Even at Halloween when the practical jokes are played on the brothers. Now it's Boys Against Girls for Thanksgiving silliness.

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An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving

By Louisa May Alcott

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While Mother is away caring for Grandmother, the seven Bassett children prepare their own holiday feast. From the author of Little Women.

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Amber Brown Is Feeling Blue

By Paula Danziger

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Amber Brown, meet Kelly Green! Kelly might be a new friend in fourth grade, which is great, but Amber is still sad. Her parents are divorced, and she has to decide whether to spend Thanksgiving with her mom or her dad.

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