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The Peterkins' Thanksgiving

Image of Elizabeth Spurr's book, 'the Peterkins' Thanksgiving'.

Adapted by Elizabeth Spurr,
Illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin
$17.95 US - $29.95 CAN - Ages 7-10
Atheneum Books for Young Readers

You are cordially invited to celebrate Thanksgiving with Mr. and Mrs. Peterkin, Agamemnon, Solomon John, Elizabeth Eliza, and the Little Boys

But do so at your own risk because the Peterkins have been known to get into some unusual holiday scrapes, and this year will not be different. Just as the Peterkins are set to begin Thanksgiving dinner, they realize that something is missing from their beautiful table ... the turkey!

The Peterkins' Thanksgiving,
a companion book to The Peterkins' Christmas and adapted from the children's classic, The Peterkin Papers by Lucretia Hale, is an uproarious holiday tale that will remind readers of all ages to count their blessings... and to keep track of their turkeys!

Wendy Anderson Halperin is the illustrator of many critically acclaimed books for children, including The Peterkins' Christmas, Turn! Turn! Turn!, Love is ..., The Full Belly Bowl, and the Cobble Street Cousins series. She lives with her family in Michigan.

Lucretia P. Hale was born in 1820 to a literary family in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1874 she became one of the first women ever elected to the Boston school committee. She was the author of many works for children and adults, including The Peterkin Papers, first published in 1880, and The Last of the Peterkins, published in 1886. Lucretia Hale passed away in 1900.

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