Did President Grant Really Get a Ticket for Speeding in a Horse-Drawn Carriage?

And Other Questions about U.S. Presidents

From the Series Is That a Fact?

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

George Washington chopped down his father’s cherry tree.
Millard Fillmore installed the first bathtub in the White House.
Harry Truman was the first president to “pardon” a Thanksgiving Day turkey.

You may have heard these common beliefs before. But are they really true? Can they be proven through research? Let’s investigate seventeen statements about U.S. presidents and find out which ones are right, which ones are wrong, and which ones stump even the experts! Find out whether William Henry Harrison really talked himself to death. Discover whether Calvin Coolidge kept a pet raccoon in the White House. See if you can tell the difference between fact and fiction with Is That a Fact?

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Social Studies
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2011-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.5
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
Dewey 973.09'9
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 10
Lexile 740
Guided Reading Level U
ATOS Reading Level 4.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 142467
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Sidebars, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Author: Sandy Donovan

Sandy Donovan has written many nonfiction books for young readers.

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Is That a Fact?

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