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History's forgotten events

Author: Rachel Bailey
Publisher: Mankato, MN : 12 Story Library, [2019] ©2019
Series: Hidden history (12 Story Library (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Brings to light 12 of history's forgotten events including Boston's molasses flood in 1919 that reached up to 40 feet high and traveled through the streets at 35 miles per hour; the cargo ship Arabia that sank after hitting a tree only to be found years later preserved in a cornfield; the candy boycott in Canada in 1947 where kids demanded the price of candy bars be reduced from 8 cents to 5 cents; and more. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Instructional and educational works
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Bailey
ISBN: 9781632355966 1632355965 9781632356505 1632356503
OCLC Number: 1061150213
Target Audience: Grades 3-7.; Ages 8-12.
Description: 32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Molasses floods Boston's North end --
Deadly volcano buries city in minutes --
Steamboat found in Kansas cornfield --
Canadian kids boycotta candy bars --
Many New Yorkers move on same day --
Orphans carry vaccine to stop smallpox --
Heavy rains cause tragic train wreck --
Mail carriers deliver children through the mail --
Real-life event helps inspire whale of a tale --
Cars race from New York to Paris in 1908 --
Toxic London smog kills thousands --
Men are shanghaied into being sailors.
Series Title: Hidden history (12 Story Library (Firm))
Responsibility: by Rachel Bailey.

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"Brings to light 12 of history's forgotten events including Boston's molasses flood in 1919 that reached up to 40 feet high and traveled through the streets at 35 miles per hour; the cargo ship Arabia that sank after hitting a tree only to be found years later preserved in a cornfield; the candy boycott in Canada in 1947 where kids demanded the price of candy bars be reduced from 8 cents to 5 cents; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts."--Amazon.com.

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