Gus, the Pilgrim Turkey

Gus loves being a turkey, that is, until his friends tell him about Thanksgiving. Pilgrims—no problem; feast—NO WAY! So Gus heads south, the way birds do, to escape being part of someone’s dinner. He’s surprised to see where he ends up, but most of all he’s surprised to find he’s a Pilgrim, too!

  • 9780807594186
  • September 2008

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  • Bateman’s witty prose works well with Sasaki’s lively, colorful artwork, which fully captures Gus’ exuberant innocence. The story is played for laughs, but Gus’ realization that he has much in common with the Pilgrims of Plymouth makes for a satisfying ending. A good choice for holiday story hours or one-on-one sharing.

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  • Sasaki’s palette and style, both reminiscent of Jose Aruego, suit this silly confection to a T.

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Awards & Accolades

  • A Junior Library Guild Selection


    Common Core

    RL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10 RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9


    • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.50
    • ATOS Level: 2.80