Reviewed by Monique Prince, Undergraduate Services Librarian
If your family responsibilities over the Thanksgiving holiday involve entertaining your young relatives, make your way up to the fourth floor of Cabell Library to browse through our collection of juvenile and young adult literature. For a festive read, grab An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving, which would be good for the fourth- or fifth-graders in your family. It is the story of the Bassett family living in New Hampshire in the mid-1800s. After their parents are called away unexpectedly to visit a sick relative, the seven Bassett children decide to prepare for Thanksgiving themselves. Of course, surprises, cooking mishaps, and misadventures follow but all ends well as a large crowd gathers for a successful Thanksgiving feast. Since it was published first in 1882, the language and New Hampshire dialect may be challenging for young readers, but it is enjoyable nonetheless.