The Erie Canal

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Famous Places

  • Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Have you ever heard of a road that was built for boats? That’s what the Erie Canal is. In the 1800s, people dug a canal that was 363 miles long. It helped link the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. Can you guess how long it took to build the canal? Or why the canal was important? Read this book to find out! Learn all about some remarkable sites in the Famous Places series – part of the Lightning Bolt Books™ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting illustrations, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books™ bring nonfiction topics to life!

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76135-010-1
$8.99 $8.99
978-0-76138-888-3
$42.65 $31.99
978-0-76137-321-6
$39.99 $39.99
978-1-51246-523-5
$46.65 $34.99
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2010
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Lightning Bolt Books ®
Imprint LernerClassroom, Lerner Publications ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2009-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.3
BISACS JNF038100, JNF025200
Dewey 386'.4809747
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.75 x 10.25
Lexile 590
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 3.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 132302
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Reviews

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“These attractive books use high-quality photos, illustrations, maps, and diagrams to take students to some of America’s most famous landmarks, providing information about the history, construction, and significance of each one.” —School Library Journal

Author: Lisa Bullard

Lisa Bullard is the award-winning author of more than 60 books for children, including You Can Write a Story: A Story-Writing Recipe for Kids. She teaches writing classes at the Loft Literary Center and regularly visits schools to talk with students about story-writing.

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Lightning Bolt Books ® — Famous Places

Explore some of the world’s most fascinating structures and natural places in this visually stimulating series. Compelling photographs and engaging text take readers on a journey through the creation and history of each site, as well as its importance and significance in the world… View available downloads →