Book Review: Cranberry Thanksgiving

Rating: ★★★★☆

Maggie and her grandmother live at the edge of a New England cranberry bog, and every year they each choose a guest to join them for a Thanksgiving feast. This year Grandmother invites the lavender-pomaded Mr. Horace. Maggie invites her gruff, scruffy friend Mr. Whiskers, and Grandmother is horrified because not only does he smell bad, but she is sure he’s after her secret cranberry bread recipe!  After a beautiful meal, her fears are vindicated: one of the guests tries to steal the recipe, but the outcome of the scuffle that ensues is a big surprise.

This is an old-fashioned, lighthearted story which shows a friendship blooming across dividing lines of culture.  We’re gently reminded that we can’t always judge people by appearances. It’s a fun, wholesome read, and Grandmother’s secret cranberry bread recipe is included.

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Publication Information: Devlin, Wende and Harry. Cranberry Thanksgiving. Cranberryport; Four Winds Press. 1980. ISBN: 0590077619.
Categories: 4 Stars, Age 04-08
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Posted on November 23, 2014

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