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Imogene's Last Stand
by Candace Fleming and Nancy Carpenter


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780375836077
  • ISBN-10: 0375836071
  • Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
  • Publish Date: October 2009
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 8.88 x 11.06 x 0.39 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Historical - United States - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 46.
  • Review Date: 2009-10-05
  • Reviewer: Staff

Young history buffs will delight as tenacious heroine Imogene Tripp fights to save her town’s ramshackle historical society building and its contents. Prone to reciting the “immortal words” of famous historical figures, Imogene spruces up the museum only to discover it’s destined for the wrecking ball. Carpenter’s (My Uncle Emily) lively pen and watercolor illustrations show Imogene’s attempts to rally support, as she distributes flyers from her father’s biplane and, in one scene, dramatically rides through the streets like Paul Revere shouting, “The bulldozers are coming!” (spot art humorously reveals her to be riding a stick pony). Endpapers feature portraits of and background about the original speakers of Imogene’s quotations, which will help novice historians put her words and actions in context. In spite of the fat-cat mayor with a name sure to elicit giggles and thanks to a lucky discovery, Imogene triumphs in a slightly over-the-top ending. Fleming (The Great and Only Barnum) also succeeds at introducing a smattering of history while entertaining with a story about the importance of preserving it. Imogene’s passion and comedic perseverance inspire. Ages 4–8. (Oct.)

 
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