“Around the Atlantic Ocean, a lone ship on a vast sea. Ablaze with new hope, all praying to be free.” From the lives of our early settlers, who established the foundations for American freedoms and ideals, to lately’s celebrations, P is for Pilgrim colorfully examines the history and lore of Thanksgiving. Educators will find the inclusion of the Core Democratic Values of valuable use for the study room whilst kids of every age will benefit from the bright, engaging illustrations and fascinating sidebar text. “Zippy bands zigzagging down the street, zebras trotting, zeppelin-like balloons afloat. Flags flying, banners waving, a Thanksgiving Day Parade playing a happy note.”Lecturer and book reviewer Carol Crane is widely recognized by many schools and educators for her expertise in children’s literature. She has written several state books for Sleeping Bear Press including Texas (L is for Lone Star) and South Carolina (P is for Palmetto). She travels extensively and speaks at state reading conventions across the US. Helle Urban, a Parker, Colorado resident, has been an illustrator for over 20 years. She earned her bachelor of fine arts in illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Helle has illustrated a lot of children’s books, painted portraits of families, and was once a background artist within the animation industry.