Imogene's Last Stand

By Candace Fleming; Nancy Carpenter (Illustrator)
(Schwartz & Wade Books, Hardcover, 9780375836077, 40pp.)

Publication Date: October 13, 2009

List Price: $16.99*
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Description
Meet Imogene Tripp, a plucky girl with a passion for history. As a baby, her first words were Four score and seven years ago. In preschool, she finger-painted a map of the Oregon Trail. So it's not surprising that when the mayor wants to tear down the long-neglected Liddleville Historical Society to make room for a shoelace factory, Imogene is desperate to convince the town how important its history is. But even though she rides through the streets in her Paul Revere costume shouting, The bulldozers are coming, the bulldozers are coming the townspeople won t budge. What's a history-loving kid to do?
Filled with quotes from history's biggest players not to mention mini-bios and lots of humor, this is the perfect book for budding historians.
This girl-power story succeeds as an energetic and funny against-all-odds tale. "The Horn Book Magazine, " Starred.



About the Author
Candace Fleming is the acclaimed author of numerous books for children, including "Ben Franklin's Almanac, " an ALA Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; as well as "Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!";" Gabriella's Song"; and "When Agnes Caws"; all ALA Notable Books. She lives in a suburb of Chicago.

Nancy Carpenter, illustrator of many successful picture books, lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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