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Thanksgiving Wish

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Michael Rosen
Illustrator: John Thompson
Date of Publication: 1999
ISBN: 0590255630
Grade Level: 4th    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Nov. 2002

Synopsis: After her grandmother Bubbe's death, Amanda is worried that Thanksgiving will never be the same. But when she recalls Bubbe's favorite custom--having her grandchildren make wishes on wishbones she had saved up throughout the year--Amanda and her family discover the power and comfort embedded in tradition.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Make a wishbone bookmark
•  What do you think Amanda's wish is? Complete the story.
•  What would your wish be? Draw/write about it in a Thanksgiving card.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don't have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!