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Cover for Sweet Land of Liberty (Ellis the Elephant #1)

Sweet Land of Liberty (Ellis the Elephant #1)

Callista Gingrich, Susan Arciero (Illustrator)


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How did America become the land of the free?

In Sweet Land of Liberty, Ellis the Elephant sets off on a quest to find out.

Through an amazing afternoon at the library, Ellis travels through time and discovers the pivotal moments that have shaped our nation’s unique history, including,

  • the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving
  • the Boston Tea Party
  • George Washington crossing the Delaware
  • pioneers settling the great frontier
  • the first man on the moon

and many more of the astounding events and people whose dreams, courage, and hard work have made America great.

With its vivid illustrations and charming rhymes, Sweet Land of Liberty is a must read for children and parents alike who want to explore our nation’s great history—and discover why America is a free and exceptional nation.

Regnery Kids, 9781596982925, 28pp.

Publication Date: September 26, 2011

About the Author

Thomas J. Sugrue is a prizewinning twentieth-century American historian who teaches at New York University. His newest book is These United States: A Nation in the Making, 1890 to the Present (with Glenda Gilmore) . He is working on a history of real estate in modern America. Sugrue grew up in Detroit.