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Imogene's Last Stand by Candace Fleming

Imogene's Last Stand

by Candace Fleming

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Imogene loved history, and shortly after she transformed the old, dusty house of the Liddleville Historical Society into a beautiful museum of American history, she found out that the town wanted to demolish it. She did everything she could to bring awareness to her museum, but no one seemed to care. Just when she had lost all hope, she found something that would bring her museum the attention she was seeking.
A great book to pair with history lesson! Fantastic illustrations! ( )
  lbblackwell | Jul 30, 2014 |
Imogene is such an empowering character! I loved her passion for history and her ability to recall (and appropriately apply) the perfect famous quotations. My American literature classes would love it, and this could also be a great way to demonstrate integrating quotations properly! This could be a great introduction to any of the historic figures listed or when discussing a historical landmark, etc. The book is also a great female empowerment - besides Imogene, there is a female President! ( )
  jcarroll12 | Jul 23, 2014 |
A delightful read with our little heroine, Imogene saving her town's historical society from demolition. Social studies connections abound. ( )
  Desirichter | Jul 3, 2014 |
This is about a little girl who stands up for what she believes. This is a great story to teach in a history lesson for children because it has a lot of great facts. The age level would be for 2-5th grade.
  alyssahagen | Nov 11, 2013 |
Imogene was a little girl who loved history since she was a baby. Everything she did had something to do with history. She always spoke quotes from famous people of history. One day she discovered the Historical Society and she wanted to fix it up. Her and her father worked very hard to get it ready for tours. Sadly no one ever came. One morning Imogene was greeted with a man putting a sign in the front of the society. They were going to knock it down and build a shoe lace factory. Imogene was furious and did everything she could to not have this happen. Everything failed and till one day she came across a letter. The letter was written by George Washington. In the letter he wrote about his stay in this very building! She hurried and wrote a letter to the historian hoping he would receive it in time to save this society! The day came to knock it down, but Imogene was not going to have it. She stood on the porch refusing to move. The mayor was very angry and kept ordering her to move but she wouldn't. Then at last the historian and the president pulled up declaring the society a national landmark. This is great and fun story to read to a class before teaching history. ( )
  jaimie919 | Apr 22, 2013 |
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Meet Imogene, a plucky heroine with a passion for history.

As a baby, Imogene's first words were “Four score and seven years ago.” In preschool, she fingerpainted a map of the Oregon Trail. So it’s not surprising that when the mayor wants to tear down the long-neglected Liddleton 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 on the endpapers—and lots of humor, here’s the perfect book for budding historians.

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Enamored of history, young Imogene Tripp tries to save her town's historical society from being demolished in order to build a shoelace factory.

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