The Erie Canal by Lisa Bullard
(Lightning Bolt Books: Famous Places)

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Have you ever heard of a road that was built for boats? That's what the Erie Canal is. In the 1800s, people dug a canal that was 363 miles long. It helped link the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. Can you guess how long it took to build the canal? Or why the canal was important? Read this book to find out! Learn all about some remarkable sites in the Famous Places series--part of the Lightning Bolt Books(tm) collection. With high-energy designs, exciting illustrations, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books(tm) bring nonfiction topics to life!

About Lisa Bullard

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Lisa Bullard, the author of many picture books and nonfiction titles for younger readers, makes her fiction debut with Turn Left at the Cow. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit her website at
Published September 1, 2009 by Lerner Classroom. 32 pages
Genres: History, Children's Books.