Its likely that the Pilgrims ate goose or duck at the first Thanksgivingand didnt eat pumpkin pie! Readers will be astonished at the myths surrounding one of the most celebrated holidays in the United States. Fun fact boxes add more surprising US history information that complements the social studies curriculum. As readers learn fact from fiction, historical images will fascinate them, especially idealizations of this storied event. As is often the case, the truth of the first Thanksgiving is more interesting than the mythand readers will pass on their kwledge around the family turkey for many years!