Saving the Liberty Bell

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers,
Pub. Date:
[2005]
Language:
English
Description
Some tall tales are actually true. This is a grand one, told with rightful pride by a boy who was there in the city of Philadelphia in 1777 and was lucky enough to play a role in the American Revolution. John Jacob Mickley, eleven years old, and his father were in the city when the Great Bell began ringing Brong! Brong! BRONG! from atop the State House to warn the citizens: "Redcoats! The Redcoats are coming!" And come the British did -- with their muskets and their cannons and their will to keep the colonies for their king. Looting they came and stealing any metal they could get their hands on to melt down for the making of more weapons. And the prize above all? The Great Bell itself -- metal for many a cannon! But the clever Pensylvanians (yes, the word was spelled like that then) had other plans for keeping the Bell safe from the British. Megan McDonald has aptly caught John Jacob's excited retelling of the story, and Marsha Gray Carrington has relished every wild and wooly moment of it in her pictures -- both funny and carefully researched.
More Details
ISBN:
9780689851674
Accelerated Reader:
LG
Level 4, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 760L
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID5ed5b0cf-80cb-1eb9-f07f-b5c5c3c89171
Grouping Titlesaving the liberty bell
Grouping Authormcdonald megan
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-11-10 06:24:00AM
Last Indexed2019-11-12 04:44:27AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_levelLG
accelerated_reader_point_value0.5
accelerated_reader_reading_level4
auth_author2Carrington, Marsha Gray.
authorMcDonald, Megan.
author2-roleCarrington, Marsha Gray.
author_displayMcDonald, Megan
collection_arlingtonKids Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlingtonShirlington Kids Nonfiction
display_descriptionWhen John Jacob Mickley accompanies his father on a trip to Philadelphia, he discovers that the city is facing a Redcoat attack. Next thing he knows, Papa and he have been entrusted with a top-secret mission. Can the humble Mickley wagon dodge British soldiers and carry an important two-thousand-pound symbol of freedom to safety?
format_arlingtonBook
format_category_arlingtonBooks
id5ed5b0cf-80cb-1eb9-f07f-b5c5c3c89171
isbn9780689851674
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b13179044.i22540805Shirlington Kids NonfictionJ 974.811 MCDOON1falsefalseDue Dec 4, 2019sjn
itype_arlingtonHardback
last_indexed2019-11-12T09:44:27.307Z
lexile_codeAD: Adult Directed
lexile_score760
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_arlingtonJ 974.811 MCDOON
local_time_since_added_arlingtonSix Months
Year
owning_library_arlingtonArlington Public Library
Aurora Hills
Central
Cherrydale
Columbia Pike
Connection Crystal City
Detention Center
Glencarlyn
Local History
Plaza
Shirlington
Westover
owning_location_arlingtonShirlington
primary_isbn9780689851674
publishDate2005
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b13179044BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishAtheneum Books for Young Readers, [2005]1 volume (unpaged) : color ; 32 cm
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b13179044.i22540805Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue9999
subject_facetPhiladelphia (Pa.) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Juvenile literature
title_displaySaving the Liberty Bell
title_fullSaving the Liberty Bell / story by Megan McDonald ; illustrations by Marsha Gray Carrington
title_shortSaving the Liberty Bell