Good-Bye, Charles Lindbergh by Louise Borden
(Aladdin Picture Books)

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A farm boy meets his hero, Colonel Charles Lindbergh, when he lands his bi-plane in a field near Canton, Mississippi, in 1929.
 

About Louise Borden

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Louise Borden graduated from Denison University with a degree in history. She taught first graders and preschoolers and later was a part-owner of a bookstore in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to writing children's books, she also speaks regularly to young students about the writing process. Her books include Good Luck, Mrs. K!", which won the Christopher Medal, " and The A+ Custodian". She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, and you can visit her at LouiseBorden.com. Thomas B. Allen is the author of numerous history books, including George Washington, Spymaster and Remember Valley Forge. A frequent contributor to Smithsonian Magazine, National Geographic, Military History Quarterly, Military History, Naval History, the U.S. Naval Institute's Proceedings, and other publications, he lives in Bethesda, Maryland.
 
Published April 1, 1998 by Margaret K. McElderry. 40 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, History. Fiction

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If little stories combine to make up history, then this small tale contributes to the legacy of Charles Lindbergh.

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In this "promising if not fully achieved" picture book based on a real-life farmboy's chance encounter with Charles Lindbergh, "the details about the flight are enough to sustain r

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In 1929, on an ordinary day, in a Mississippi field, something big happened, begins this promising if not fully achieved picture book based on a real-life farm boy's chance encounter with Charles

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""Her cheeks weren't as chubby as before, but I could still hear all that fun in Mrs. K.'s voice,"" notes the third-grade narrator, and together Mrs. K.'s students skate through the empty halls, chanting their beloved teacher's name and wishing her luck.

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""In 1929, on an ordinary day, in a Mississippi field, something big happened,"" begins this promising if not fully achieved picture book based on a real-life farm boy's chance encounter with Charles Lindbergh.

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In this "promising if not fully achieved" picture book based on a real-life farmboy's chance encounter with Charles Lindbergh, "the details about the flight are enough to sustain readers' interest," said PW.

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