Not This Turkey: A PJ Library Book Recommendation

Not This Turkey tells the story of a family's first celebration of Thanksgiving.  When Mel's father wins a turkey, Mel's mother invites all their relatives to their Brooklyn tenement for dinner.  

Not This Turkey is a picture book written by Jessica Steinberg and illustrated by Amanda Pike.  32 Pages.  Appropriate for children ages 4 - 8.  The publisher's review of the book is linked above in "View Resources." A reading guide by PJ Library is also available for download there.



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