Benjamin Banneker

Gallopade International
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Benjamin Banneker was one smart cookie! People traveled from miles around just to quiz him about mathematics, science, astronomy, you name it! Benjamin was even chosen by Thomas Jefferson to help design our country's capital city, Washington, D.C., many years ago!
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About the author

Carole Marsh founded the publishing company Gallopade International, Inc. in 1979. She has written over 10,000 titles both fiction and non-fiction which are used by teachers and other educators. Subjects of her works include biographies, history, geography, social issues, and current events. She has received several awards including Communicator of the Year in 1979 and a Teachers' Choice Award in 2002.

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Gallopade International
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Aug 1, 2003
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Christina, Grant, Mimi and Papa fly the Mystery Girl to Hershey, Pennsylvania just in time for the 100th anniversary of the famous candy company. Their plans are to tour the chocolate-scented town (with the Hershey Kisses streetlights!) and eat chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. But when silver dollars go missing, the mystery family goes into action to save the day! Well, hopefully! Christina is excited about the research, Grant has a tummy ache (wonder why?) And, Mimi won't go near a scale! Join the fun-it's a real treat of a mystery!

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!
Hershey, PA, the Sweetest Place on Earth Š Hotel Hershey Š Hershey Museum Š Hershey Community Archives Š Hershey's Chocolate World Š Milton Hershey - Orphanage - Philanthropy - Birth - Hardships and path to success - Kitty Hershey and the Milton Š Hershey School Š Hershey Museum - artifact collections Š Trolleys and San Francisco streetcars Š The town of Hershey with its chocolate smell, Kisses streetlights, and sweet street names Š Hershey factoryŠ Greenies Š Working conditions Š Job fairness for women and men Š Labor unions Š Longitude Department Š Hershey in the Great Depression Š Harrisburg, PA.

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 3
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 115542
Lexile Measure: 670
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
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