Mike Fink

From the Series On My Own Folklore

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

Mike Fink was the best keelboater on the river, and he was the first to admit it. He knew the river’s tricks. He could ride a waterfall like a bucking bronco, and he even wrestled alligators. What would happen when he made a bet with Davy Crockett? Could he win the race with Powderkeg Pete? Hop on board this rollicking story of an American tall tale hero.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-82256-478-2
$7.99 $7.99
978-0-82257-037-0
$38.65 $28.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2007
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2006-08-01
BISACS JNF052030
Dewey 398.2'0973'02
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8.5
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 4.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 106372
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading and Teaching Guides

Illustrator: Jeni Reeves

Jeni Reeves is a painter and children's book illustrator with a background in communication and fine arts. Her illustrated picture books include authors' stories about world culture, history, biography, and folklore. Travel and study fuel Jeni's work, as does an abiding interest in history and language.

Author: Stephen Krensky

Stephen Krensky did not have the kind of childhood anyone would choose to write books about. It was happy and uneventful, with only the occasional bump in the night to keep him on his toes. He started writing at Hamilton College in upstate New York where he graduated in 1975. His first book, A Big Day for Scepters, was published in 1977, and he has now written over 100 fiction and nonfiction children's books––including novels, picture books, easy readers, and biographies. Mr. Krensky and his family live in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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On My Own Folklore

Folklore characters come to life in these magically illustrated titles. Each story shares both the facts and the fiction behind the tall tale and explains how the story became a part of folklore. View available downloads →