Steam!

Taming the River Monster

From the Series Setting the Stage for Fluency

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

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.

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978-1-939656-74-2
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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Category Social Studies
Copyright 2015
Publisher Red Chair Press
Imprint Red Chair Press
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2015-01-01
Text Type Drama
BISACS JNF025200, JNF025270, JNF017000
Dewey 812
Graphics Full-color illustrations
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

Reviews

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

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.

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.