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Betsy Ross and the Silver Thimble

Betsy Ross and the Silver Thimble

Illustrated by: Diana Magnuson
For Ages: 5 - 7
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Level 2 Ready-To-Read
Reading Independently
  • More complex stories
  • Varied sentence structure
  • Paragraphs and short chapters

Betsy Ross wants to prove to her brother that she can do whatever he can -- but she ends up proving something to herself instead.
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  • Simon Spotlight | 
  • 32 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780689849541 | 
  • June 2002 | 
  • Grades K - 2 | 
  • Lexile 190L
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Reading Group Guide

A Reading Group Guide for

Childhood of Famous Americans
Ready-to-Read

Books include:

1. Helen Keller and the Big Storm
by Patricia Lakin, illustrated by Diana Magnuson

2. Ben Franklin and His First Kite
by Stephen Krensky, illustrated by Bert Dodson

3. Abe Lincoln and the Muddy Pig
by Stephen Krensky, illustrated by Gershom Griffith

4. Betsy Ross and the Silver Thimble
by Stephanie Greene, illustrated by Diana Magnuson

About the Books

A beloved series, now adapted for beginning readers!

First introduced in 1932, the Childhood of Famous Americans series has grown to include biographies of more than fifty subjects. Generations of children look to the familiar blue COFA covers for entertaining, accessible stories about important figures in our country's history. Books in the series feature men and women of achievement, drawn from many races and a variety of backgrounds, who personify the rich diversity of our nation's cultural and historical heritage. Now, Ready-to-Read Childhood of Famous Americans present single episodes from the lives of the most popular COFA subjects for the enjoyment of beginning readers. Lively and inspirational, these books sweep today’s young readers right into the past.

Discussion Topics

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