Saving the Liberty Bell
From the Series On My Own History
Eleven-year-old Johnny Mickley longed to be a hero and have some part in helping America gain its independence. The British Army was just miles away from colonial Philadelphia, planning to invade the city and melt down all of its famous bells for cannons. The colonists were worried, they had to save the bells, especially Old Independence, now called the Liberty Bell. They finally came up with a plan – and Johnny got to help! But would it be enough to keep the bells safe?
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||On My Own Books|
|Imprint||First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|Dimensions||6 x 8.5|
|Guided Reading Level||O|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.4|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||80551|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides|
School Library Journal
“The easy-reader format will bring history alive for young readers, and the dramatic paintings, some full page, reflect the action and the characters’ emotions.” —School Library Journal
Illustrator: Kevin Lepp
Author: Marty Rhodes Figley
Marty Rhodes Figley is the author of sixteen books, mostly about her favorite subject—remarkable people from our country's past. She earned her B.A. in American Studies from Mount Holyoke College. Marty, whose two children are grown, lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Paul, and their Airedale terrier, Scarlett.
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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 →