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Imogene's Last Stand

Written by Candace Fleming & illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
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Meet Imogene Tripp, a plucky girl with a passion for history. As a baby, her first words were “Four score and seven years ago.” In preschool, she finger-painted a map of the Oregon Trail. So it’s not surprising that when the mayor wants to tear down the long-neglected Liddleville Historical Society to make room for a shoelace factory, Imogene is desperate to convince the town how important its history is. But even though she rides through the streets in her Paul Revere costume shouting, “The bulldozers are coming, the bulldozers are coming!” the townspeople won’t budge. What’s a history-loving kid to do? <BR> Filled with quotes from history’s biggest players–not to mention mini-bios–and lots of humor, this is the perfect book for budding historians. <BR> “This girl-power story succeeds as an energetic–and funny–against-all-odds tale.” –“The Horn Book Magazine, “ Starred <P>”From the Hardcover edition.”

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Who Wrote Imogene's Last Stand

Candace Fleming

Candace Fleming is the prolific author of <i>The Family Romanov</i>, a Sibert Honor Book and the recipient of both the <i>Boston Globe-Horn</i> Book Award and the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> Book Award for Young Adult Literature; <i>Amelia Lost, </i> which received four starred reviews; <i>and The Great and Only Barnum</i>, a YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction nominee and a <i>Publishers Weekly </i>and <i>Booklist</i> Best Book. She is also the author of many highly acclaimed picture books, including <i>Oh, No!, </i> illustrated by Eric Rohmann, and middle grade, including <i>The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School</i>. Visit her on the web at or on Twitter: @candacemfleming.

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Who Illustrated Imogene's Last Stand

Nancy Carpenter

Nancy Carpenter is the illustrator of more than 40 children’s books and has received numerous honors for her work, including two Christopher Awards and the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.

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Candace Fleming's Book Dedication

To April and Cyndi, those passionate, confident, real-life Imogenes. You go, girls!

Nancy Carpenter's Book Dedication

For Tanya

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Book Details

Publication Date:
October 13, 2009
Text Details:
The text of this book is set in Celestia Antiqua
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The illustrations are rendered in pen-and-ink and digital media.
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