The Thanksgiving Visitor

Truman Capote, Author, Beth Peck, Illustrator Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers $19 (37p) ISBN 978-0-679-83898-2
With Peck's wistful, muted paintings, Capote's brilliantly polished reminiscence makes a moving holiday read-aloud for older children. Buddy, the narrator, tells of the Thanksgiving that his eccentric spinster cousin invited Odd Henderson, the school bully, for dinner--knowing full well how Odd had tormented Buddy. Without a drop of schmaltz, Capote explores issues of graciousness, compassion and forgiveness. Replacing the watercolor and ink medium she used for her illustrations of Capote's A Christmas Memory (1989) with more substantial oils, Peck retains the previous work's fluidity and emotional appeal. A natural holiday centerpiece. All ages. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/02/1996
Release date: 09/01/1996
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Hardcover - 978-0-394-44824-4
Hardcover - 64 pages - 978-0-241-01781-4
Paperback - 36 pages - 978-0-590-26690-1
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