Taming the River Monster
From the Series Setting the Stage for Fluency
In 1807 at the age of 13, Brenton Dixon lived in Albany, New York, and expected to become a blacksmith’s apprentice. Then one day he and his friends saw something strange out on the Hudson River, approaching from downstream. Many were sure that it was a fire-breathing monster and the sight created havoc on shore and on the water. It was Robert Fulton’s pioneering steamboat the Clermont, making its maiden voyage from New York City to Albany.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Red Chair Press|
|Imprint||Red Chair Press|
|Number of Pages||40|
|BISACS||JNF025200, JNF025270, JNF017000|
|Dimensions||6.5 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||R|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.9|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||171484|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Original artwork, Reviewed, and eSource|
School Library Journal
“[T]hese engaging and creative offerings succeed, introducing important people, events, and inventions in a lively, dramatic way….Recommended for history curricula, as well as for both school and public libraries.”―School Library Journal
Illustrator: Sue Todd
Sue Todd is an award-winning illustrator living in Toronto, Ontario. She creates linocut prints in her yellow studio, and gets her best ideas while riding around the city on her bicycle.
Author: Pat Perrin
Pat Perrin has written more than 100 books with her husband. For 13 years she lived in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where she created and managed a scholarship program for at-risk youth.
Author: Wim Coleman
Wim Coleman has written more than 100 books with his wife. For 13 years he lived in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where he created and managed a scholarship program for at-risk youth.