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Wednesday
Nov262008

nyc #6

One last book for kids about New York City, and only because this one is perfect for Thanksgiving. Milly and the Macy's Parade by Shana Corey and illustrated by Brett Helquist (of Lemony Snicket fame).

"It was 1924, Milly's first year in America, and all over New York City people were hustling and bustling about getting ready for the holidays." Milly's dad works at Macy's and Milly loves to visit every day after school.

Her dad and his fellow workers miss the holiday traditions of their old countries... "Big brass instruments and caroling from house to house". Milly hates to see them so sad.

She comes up with a wonderful idea, a parade, with singing and strolling in the streets. "And that's how Milly and Mr. Macy started a new holiday tradition. It looked a little like the old country, and a little like America, and a little like something entirely new."

We'll be watching it in the morning... Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thanks for the series! We will certainly have to check them out before we take the children into the city. Happy Thanksgiving!

11.26.2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Brett is so talented!

11.26.2008 | Unregistered Commenterbec

beautiful. happy thanksgiving!

11.26.2008 | Unregistered Commenterjoanna goddard

I am living in Istanbul, Turkey. I wish there were more children's books about Istanbul like these.

11.27.2008 | Unregistered CommenterSinem

As it is Thanksgiving, I wanted to share with you an incredible first-hand account of the terror attacks in Mumbai (http://cricketfamily.blogspot.com/2008/11/email-from-mumbai.html) We have so much to be thankful for.
With love,
Sara

11.28.2008 | Unregistered CommenterSara Bradshaw

Ohhh.I love the illustrations!
thanks for sharing

11.30.2008 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

What a pretty book and so meaningful. It is hard for inmigrant parents (like me) to grasp the whole concept of this Holiday and teach it to our children.

12.1.2008 | Unregistered CommenterPaloma

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