Gracias the Thanksgiving Turkey
By Joy Cowley
Miguel’s trucker father hopes he will be in town for Thanksgiving dinner, so he sends his family a turkey to fatten up for the holiday. Miguel’s abuela, abuelo and his tía Rosa are not sure where to put the turkey in their New York apartment, but Miguel finds a way. He names the turkey Gracias, and is soon taking her for walks and declaring she is his friend and that he loves her. Naturally, no one has the heart to eat Miguel’s new companion for Thanksgiving dinner, and Abuela and Abuelo find the perfect home for Gracias.
A heartwarming story of friendship and the importance of family and community make this a great Thanksgiving read‑aloud. Joe Cepeda’s illustrations are full of humor and warmth, particularly the depiction of Miguel’s love for Gracias.Check Availability