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Thanksgiving & other festivals of the harvest / Betsy Richardson.

Richardson, Betsy, (author.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Celebrating holidays & festivals around the world.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library J 394.264 RIC (Text) 33187004447088 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781422241523
  • ISBN: 1422241521
  • Physical Description: 112 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Broomall, PA : Mason Crest, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Thanksgiving & other festivals of the harvest -- Origins of harvest rites and festivals -- Origins and celebrations of the Yam and Moon Festivals -- Origins and celebrations of the Midsummer's Day, Sukkot, and other harvest festivals -- Origins and celebrations of Thanksgiving -- Celebrating in Africa -- Celebrating in Asia -- Celebrating in Europe -- Celebrating in Latin America and the Caribbean -- Celebrating in the Middle East -- Celebrating in North America.
Summary, etc.:
"The stunning variety of crops around the world that end up on family tables are celebrated, recognized, and praised in a multitude of festivals, including the annual Thanksgiving feasts in the fall in North America and the European Midsummer celebrations on or near the longest days of the year. Some festivals are held in hopes of encouraging bountiful harvests while others celebrate a plentiful yield. Harvest festivals are often big, boisterous acknowledgments of the economic or dietary importance of certain crops to a region or group of people, such as the yam in Western Africa or sugarcane in parts of the Caribbean. Given the diversity of the world's geography and climates, during every month of the year in some part of the world, a community, village, religious group, city, or even entire country is celebrating the beginning or end of a life-giving harvest. This book looks at how regions of the world pay homage to the harvest and everything it represents"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Age 12+.
Grade 7 to 8.
Subject: Thanksgiving Day > Juvenile literature.
Harvest festivals > Juvenile literature.
Thanksgiving Day.
Harvest festivals.
Genre: Nonfiction.

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