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Corning - Southeast Steuben County Library 1 E MAY Juvenile Fiction Book
Elmira - Steele Memorial Library 1 E M (THANKSGIVING) Holiday Book
Richburg - Colonial Library 1 E M Holiday Book
Savona Free Library 1 HOLIDAY - THANKSGIVING New books

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The perfect picture book for the holiday, this hilarious twist on the traditional Thanksgiving feast features Turkey as he hops from hiding place to hiding place to avoid ending up as the main course.

With Thanksgiving only one day away, can Turkey find a place to hide from the farmer who's looking for a plump bird for his family feast?
Maybe he can hide with the pigs . . . or the ducks . . . or the horses . . .
Uh-oh! Here comes the farmer!
Run, Turkey, run!

Author Notes

Diane Mayr grew up in Bay Shore, NY. After she received her B.A. in English in 1971, she went to graduate school for library service at Columbia University. She graduated from Columbia with an M.S. degree. She became a children¿s librarian in the public library in Windham, NH in 1986. Now she works as the adult services librarian/assistant director.

Her two children, Jesse and Gretchen, are now grown. She lives in New Hampshire with her two cats, Smudge and Skippy.

She continues to write children's books and feels fortunate to be both a librarian and writer.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Turkey knows he'll be Thanksgiving dinner unless he escapes from the farmer. He tries disguising himself. If he rolls in the mud, will the farmer think he's a pig? If he swims in water, will the farmer think he's a duck? NO! Run, Turkey, run! The only thing left for Turkey is to run away; perhaps if he covers himself with leaves, he'll be safe. YES! On Thanksgiving Day the family eats grilled cheese sandwiches, while Turkey gives thanks. But when the family goes to pick out a Christmas tree, who do they find? Run, Turkey, run! Will fowl play result? The acrylic paint-and-ink illustrations, a cross between Betsy Lewin's and Lillian Hoban's, are comical and full of feathered fun. While the premise may put kids off eating turkey, they'll gobble up the humor.--Cummins, Julie Copyright 2007 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 1-Thanksgiving time at the farm can only mean one thing-Run, Turkey, Run! He tries to outdistance the farmer in the horse barn, pig sty, and duck pond, but the man is always close behind. With the helpful shouts of his animal friends, Turkey heads for the woods and finally manages to fool his pursuer by disguising himself as a tree. The farmer and his family have grilled-cheese sandwiches with all the trimmings while Turkey gives thanks. The pair meet again when the farmer goes to the woods in search of a Christmas tree-and the refrain begins all over again. This fast-paced romp is as much fun to read as it is to listen to. The simple text conveys just enough excitement to be suspenseful but not frightening (unless you're a turkey). The illustrations are light and humorous with a comical turkey, determined farmer, and great cast of barnyard extras. The animals' expressions are priceless. Good choice for storytime.-Catherine Callegari, Gay-Kimball Library, Troy, NH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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