Mr. Blue Jeans

A Story about Levi Strauss

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

In 1847 an eighteen-year-old immigrant arrived in New York. He had little in his pockets and no knowledge of English. However, by 1874, people throughout the United States knew him as the man who made blue jeans with copper rivets. Even now Levi Strauss’s name lives on as a mark of quality and style. In Mr. Blue Jeans, Maryann N. Weidt presents the history of this hardworking man, as he struggles through long, grueling days as a peddler and challenging times as a young businessman. His honesty, integrity, and generosity stand out as clearly as his name, making this rags-to-riches story well worth reading. The accurate and highly readable text is enriched by Lydia M. Anderson’s dramatic black-and-white illustrations.

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978-0-87614-588-3
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978-0-82258-911-2
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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 1990
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint LernerClassroom, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 1990-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.2
BISACS JNF059000, JNF007000, JNF007020
Dewey 338.7'687'092
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.875 x 8.5
Lexile 960
Guided Reading Level S
ATOS Reading Level 6.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 4368
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Afterword, Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Maps, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

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“. . .engrossing. . .” —Booklist

Illustrator: Lydia M. Anderson

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Creative Minds Biographies

Meet some of the world’s most creative minds! Written in story format, these episodic biographies give clear, straightforward accounts of historical figures’ lives. Each true story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. View available downloads →