Book Review: Tattered Sails

Rating: ★★★★☆

There aren’t a huge number of Thanksgiving books truly accessible to a preschool and early elementary audience. This one doesn’t specifically mention Thanksgiving, but it can do the job.  It follows the story of three children who leave England to make a new life with their parents in Massachusetts.  It ends with the family kneeling to pray next to a harvest meal.

The story line is minimal — a few choice details on every page — delivered in rhythmic, rhyming verse, with very nice illustrations.  If the verse isn’t of the highest poetic quality, its rhythm is pleasant and it gets the story across. This is a good addition to the Thanksgiving reading list, especially if you have younger listeners.

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Publication Information: Kay, Verla. Tattered Sails. Putnam. 2001. ISBN: 0399233458.
Categories: 4 Stars, Age 04-08
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Posted on November 27, 2014


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