Written for children aged 4-8, Thanksgiving in the Woods is a lovely new title from Sparkhouse Publishing that tells the true story of a unique Thanksgiving celebration.
For more than twenty years, one family living in upstate New York has hosted an outdoor Thanksgiving feast in the woods on their farm. This is author Phyllis Alsdurf’s autobiographical story of this heart-warming celebration…
When fall winds blow cold
and jack-o-lanterns lose their smiles,
when branches lie bare,
and corn stalks rustle in the wind…
that’s when it’s time for Thanksgiving in the Woods.
So begins author Phyllis Alsdurf in her new children’s picture book, which tells this wonderful story through the eyes of a child. Thanksgiving in the Woods takes place every year on her brother and sister-in-law’s farm and attracts more than 200 people of all nationalities, different ages, and from varying walks of life, who come together to eat and sing and dance under the winter trees.
Told from a child’s perspective, the story is an endearing celebration of faith and family and friendship, captured in the simple but striking illustrations by Jenny Lovlie:
This delightful book is a true celebration of our commonality and all that is good and wonderful in the world.
Would you like to win a copy? All you have to do is visit my website and leave a comment on the post there. The winners will be announced on this comment thread on Monday 6th November. Thanks to Sparkhouse Publishing for sponsoring two books to as giveaways.
Watch the inspiring one minute Thanksgiving in the Woods video.
Book signing events for Phyllis Alsdurf:
1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, at Excelsior Bay Books (Excelsior, MN)
11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, at Common Good Books (St. Paul, MN)
4 p.m. on Wednesday Nov. 22 at Little Book House (Albany NY)