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Imogene's Last Stand by Candace Fleming
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Imogene's Last Stand

by Candace Fleming

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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 |
This story is about a little girl named Imogene. Imogene is not your ordinary little girl, she loves everything about history and quotes it daily. Imogene had her eyes sit on reopen ink the Liddleville Historical Society and she wouldn't stop until it was. She worked hard cleaning and organizing then prepared for tons of people to come to no one showed. Finally she learned the building was going to be torn down, but she refused to let that happen. She fought and fought until the president of the United States showed up and declared the building a land mark. This story shows children that if they believe in something they should fight for it. It also shows children that their own voices does matter. This story is one that gave me the felling of not giving up and I was surprised to feel so much from a children's book. ( )
  achatela | Feb 11, 2013 |
Imogene, a precocious girl with a supportive dad, discovers and restores Liddleville's historic house -- only to discover it is slated to be torn down to make way for a shoelace factory. Can she save the building? This is a great story to share the values of speaking one's mind and protesting for social change. Imogene's penchant for quoting historical figures creates a lot of opportunities to start side conversations while reading the book together. And a nice touch: the President of the United States is an African-American woman. ( )
  bezoar44 | Sep 2, 2012 |
Imogene's Last Stand is an excellent book to use for researching various historical figures and for appreciating the importance and necessity of preserving history. Imogene tries her hardest to keep her town's historical society from being torn down in place of a shoestring factory. Imogene only speaks using quotes from famous historical figures that are conveniently listed and elaborated on in the beginning of the book.
  pbrent | Jul 15, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375836071, Hardcover)

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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