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The Thanksgiving Visitor
The Thanksgiving Visitor
Author: Truman Capote, Beth Peck (Illustrator)
ISBN-13: 9780679838982
ISBN-10: 0679838988
Publication Date: 9/17/1996
Pages: 37
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Hardcover
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batgirl avatar reviewed The Thanksgiving Visitor on + 284 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Beautifully illustrated tale from the author's childhood. Miss Sook invites the bully from Buddy's school to holiday dinner and Buddy feels betrayed.
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Book Description:
Illustrated in full color. Another masterpiece by the great American writer Truman Capote is brought to an audience of all ages. Buddy and his closest friend, his eccentric, elderly cousin, Miss Sook - the memorable characters from Capote's A Christmas Memory--love preparing their old country house for Thanksgiving. But there's trouble in the air. Odd Henderson, a scrawny, freckled, red-headed bully makes Buddy the target of his relentless torment. But Miss Sook only counsels patience and understanding, "He can't help acting ugly; he doesn't know any different," she says. Filled with emotions that are universal to both young readers and adults, this poignant story brings to life what we all should cherish and be thankful for--the gifts of friendship and love. Enchanting illustrations by Beth Peck make The Thanksgiving Visitor a perfect companion for the holiday bookshelf.

My Review:
I enjoyed reading this short, easy to read, heartwarming tale of the joys of friendship and love. It is sure to be a Thanksgiving classic that is written with a beautiful message. I look forward to reading A Christmas Memory and One Christmas by Truman Capote in December. I would highly recommend this book to those who enjoy holiday message books.