Sweet Land of Story

Pleasant DeSpain (author)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874835694

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Description

This unique collection of American stories from the frozen tundra of Alaska to the lush green hills of Virginia; from the sweltering bayous of Louisiana to the windswept prairies of South Dakota is told in DeSpain's signature gentle style. Every reader will find something of interest - the stories range from practical tales of wisdom such as Pulling the Rope to silly and scary ones such as The Haint that Roared and The Big, Smelly, Hairy Toe. The stories represent not only the geographic diversity of the United States but also offer a portrait of our nation's character, values, beliefs, and customs that differ from region to region yet retain a fundamental sense of shared community.

Reading Level
Lexile
690L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
O
ATOS
4.5
DRA
40
Categories
Genre
Cultural/Diversity Legends & Myths People & Places Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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