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The Magic Tree House: Thanksgiving on Thursday

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Emily Vierus

on 2 December 2014

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Transcript of The Magic Tree House: Thanksgiving on Thursday

Jack -
an eight year old boy and an older brother to Annie. He is very adventurous and loves to solve mysteries.

a seven year old girl, who is a younger sister to Jack. She likes to run around and play with her brother.

a pilgrim who is nice to Jack and Annie and invites them to have thanksgiving with them.

a Native American that teaches Jack and Annie how to plant corn and many other things.

In this book, Jack and Annie are trying to find a special magic, and were told it will be found when work and toil are done, they gather all together, and turn three worlds into one. They travel back to the first Thanksgiving in 1621. When they get to Plymouth, the children claim they came over on the Mayflower. Squanto, a Native America states that he remembers seeing them before. Priscilla, a pilgrim woman, tells the children to hunt for eels, oysters, and fish. Although the children have never done this before, they still try to figure it out for themselves. She has the children help with the Thanksgiving feast. Jack burns the turkey, but the pilgrims had so much food, they were not mad. The children enjoyed the Thanksgiving feast and listened to a speech from the governor. The governor gave thanks for a bountiful harvest after a harsh winter, thanked everyone for preparing the meal and coming together to enjoy it, and praised the magic of community that turned "your world, our world, and the world of the Wampanoag" into one. After these words, Jack and Annie found the special magic that they were looking for which was........

Thanksgiving Magic
The magic of community: be kind to those who feel different and afraid.
On the way to their grandmother's house for Thanksgiving, Jack and Annie stop at their magic tree house. Their tree house transports Jack and Annie to Plymouth in 1621 with the Pilgrims.
The Magic Tree House: Thanksgiving on Thursday
Written By: Mary Pope Osborn
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