The Flight of the Union

From the Series On My Own History

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

In 1847 the people of Niagara Falls, New York and their neighbors in Canada wanted to build a bridge across the river that separated them. The first step was to get a line from one side to the other. Only a kite flown with great skill could do the job. Tekla White tells the story, based on real events, of young Homan Walsh and the kite he called the Union. Ralph Ramstad’s illustrations beautifully depict Homan’s history-making effort near Niagara Falls.

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978-1-57505-300-4
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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 1998
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 1999-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.8
BISACS JNF007000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.875 x 8.5
Lexile 530
Guided Reading Level L
ATOS Reading Level 3.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 47179
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Teaching Guides and eSource

Illustrator: Ralph L. Ramstad

Author: Tekla White

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On My Own History

With striking, full-page illustrations, real and fictionalized characters, and stories featuring events that really happened, these books capture readers’ interest and imagination. View available downloads →