Milly and the Macy’s Parade Book Review

Posted on: November 16th, 2013by
My well loved copy of Milly and the Macy's Parade.

My well loved copy of Milly and the Macy’s Parade.

Milly and the Macy’s Parade

By Shana Corey


About the Milly and the Macy’s Parade book

Is watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade a yearly tradition?  It is for me, and when I found out there was a book about the Macy’s parade I had to have it.  I read it every year in my daughter’s class and I plan to read it for years to come!


In 1924,  the first Macy’s parade was held.  Was there a girl named Milly?  Probably not, but this story presents a likeable girl named Milly.  Milly’s father works at the Macy’s flagship store in Manhattan, a magical place for all ages, and is run by the important Mr. Macy.

Milly’s father and the other immigrants were homesick at Christmas time, and wished for some of the traditions they had in their home country.  Milly was sad for them, and knew just the person who could help them establish some new/old traditions in America.  And so she and Mr. Macy go forth to create a memorable tradition, enjoyed by all!

An Author’s Note in the back of the book explains the true story of the parade, and is worth a read as well.


The Milly and the Macy’s Parade book  is best for children ages 4-9.


Why I enjoyed the Milly and the Macy’s Parade book

  • While the story is not true, it explores actual historical events and situations.
  • Milly has spunk!  Strong female characters are always welcome in our house.
  • The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is an essential part of my Thanksgiving, and it’s great to read about it, true story or not!


Why my kids enjoyed the Milly and the Macy’s Parade book

  • The illustrations are large and detailed.
  • They can relate to the story, as they know the Macy’s store, and have watched the parade every year!
  • Their mother loves it and seeing me excited to read it excites them.


For your own copy of the Milly and the Macy’s Parade book


To learn about other great books check out a Story Time at your local library. We list Story Times in New Jersey on our Calendar of Events.

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Melanie is a stay at home mom of a 6 year old boy and 10 year old girl. She lives in Union County and grew up in Middlesex County. Her children enjoy ice skating (she holds the shoes), crafting, amusement parks, and just generally being kids! Melanie always says, being 45 minutes from NYC or the Jersey Shore makes this the best place to live!

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