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THE FIREFIGHTERS’ THANKSGIVING by Maribeth Boelts

THE FIREFIGHTERS’ THANKSGIVING

By Maribeth Boelts (Author) , Terry Widener (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 & up

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-399-23600-7
Publisher: Putnam

Spare verse chronicles a day in the life of the firefighters of Station 1. But this isn’t an ordinary day: it’s Thanksgiving and firefighter Lou volunteers to prepare dinner for everyone. He buys the turkey, potatoes, yams, pumpkin, tomatoes, yeast, and ice cream, but fire-alarm calls repeatedly interrupt his preparations. When Lou is injured in a blaze, the firefighters’ Thanksgiving dinner is all but forgotten until grateful neighbors save the day. Widener’s strong, stylized acrylic illustrations highlight mundane as well as dramatic episodes in the firefighters’ day. Bold, expressive spreads of firefighters in action, viewed from multiple angles, pay silent tribute to these everyday heroes. A satisfying holiday story with an unusual perspective. (Picture book. 4+)