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Squanto's Journey

(2000)
The Story of the First Thanksgiving
A Picture Book by

 
 
Most American children know the story of the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving, but the Native American side of the tale is far less familiar. Joseph Bruchac, a prolific and award-winning author of Native American descent (The First Strawberries, A Boy Called Slow) describes life in 1620 for a man who was destined to save the Pilgrims even as he was losing his family and tribe. Told from Squanto's point of view, this historically accurate and detailed story brings to life one of the most important moments in America's past. Demonstrating how much his people (the Patuxet, the People of the Falls) value honor, Squanto befriends English traders, even after being kidnapped and taken to Spain. After much hard work, Squanto manages to sail back to his homeland, where, in spite of his discovery that many of his people have died from disease brought by white people, he acts as envoy between the English and his own people, and helps the pilgrims survive in their new world.

Throughout this moving tale, Squanto's belief that "these men can share our land as friends" poignantly shines through. Greg Shed's gouache illustrations capture the warmth and dignity of Squanto and his friends. Young readers will be fascinated by this lesser-known perspective on the Thanksgiving tradition that remains strong today. (Ages 6 to 10) --Emilie Coulter

    

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Hardback Editions

September 2007 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Squanto's Journey: The Story Of The First Thanksgiving (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Joseph Bruchac
ISBN: 1-4177-9555-7 / 978-1-4177-9555-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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September 2007 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving
Author(s): Joseph Bruchac
ISBN: 1-63419-743-7 / 978-1-63419-743-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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September 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving
Author(s): Joseph Bruchac
ISBN: 0-15-201817-4 / 978-0-15-201817-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Silver Whistle
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September 2000 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving
Author(s): Joseph Bruchac
ISBN: 0-7398-3072-4 / 978-0-7398-3072-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree
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Paperback Editions

September 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving
Author(s): Joseph Bruchac
ISBN: 0-15-206044-8 / 978-0-15-206044-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
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2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Squanto's journey: The story of the first Thanksgiving
Author(s): Joseph Bruchac
ISBN: 0-439-32328-2 / 978-0-439-32328-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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