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Imogene's Last Stand by Candace Fleming

Imogene's Last Stand

by Candace Fleming

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3.5 stars? I absolutely love Immie's pluck & intelligence. I love the details like the fact that she rides one of the original big wheel style bicycles, and the various reactions of her father to her proposals. But I just can't get over the improbability of the ending. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
Imogene is a young, enthusiastic, history obsessed girl who will stop at nothing to educate people on history and preserve her town's history. Imogene is also inspired by historical figures famous words and she likes to use them when making points. When the town's forgotten Historical Society house is threatened to be destroyed in order to build a shoe lace factory, Imogene will stop at nothing to protect it. Unfortunately, the residents of Imogene's town are not as enthusiastic about history as Imogene is. Just when Imogene is ready to quit, she finds a letter in the house stating that George Washington once slept in the house! With this letter Imogene is finally able to prove to her town, and even the President of the United States, that the Historical Society house, and history itself, matters.
Imogene is a very positive role model to all children, especially those who are interested in history. She also shows children that they should never give up on something they believe in.
I also loved that the President in this book was portrayed as an African American woman. ( )
  SMLawrence | Sep 4, 2014 |
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 |
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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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