From the Set United States Landmarks
Describes the history of the Ellis Island immigration center and its restoration as a national treasure.
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.4|
|Guided Reading Level||Q|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
A noteworthy review of United States Landmarks from School Library Journal on April 1, 2014
An attractive, organized, and informative series. Each title consists of two-to-four page chapters of concise, engaging text. The authors keep the information age appropriate without oversimplifying. Captioned illustrations mostly consist of archival and modern-day photographs, many of which show the monuments from a variety of perspectives—during construction, from above, inside, and outside. A period drawing, for instance, shows what the White House looked like following its destruction by the British in 1814. Real winners.
Author: Bob Temple
Bob Temple, who also writes under the name Carl Emerson, is the author of more than 20 nonfiction books for children and young adults, and seven Internet-related titles. Bob holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of St. Thomas and is an award-winning journalist who has enjoyed a 16-year career in newspapers and online journalism. He is also the president of an editorial services and Web content firm based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. He enjoys traveling, playing golf, and spending time with his wife and three children. Bob lives in Rosemount, Minnesota.