Imogene's Last Stand

By Fleming, Candace & Carpenter, Nancy

Publishers Summary:
Enamored of history, young Imogene Tripp tries to save her town's historical society from being demolished in order to build a shoelace factory. Includes notes about historical figures quoted in the story.

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ISBN
978-0-37583-607-7
Publisher
New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2009.


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2009

K-Gr 2 Imogene is a feisty child who loves history and spouts quotes from famous people on all occasions. When she discovers the now-abandoned Historical Society building in her New Hampshire town, she cleans it up and opens it as a museum. No one comes. Then one morning she finds a sign posted outside the building stating that it will be torn down to make room for a shoelace factory. Imogene tries to enlist the aid of the mayor and other influential people, but they all say that t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2009  |  

Here's Imogene Tripp, young history buff and community activist. At Halloween she dresses up like Paul Revere; for show-and-tell she discusses Amelia Earhart and Sojourner Truth. Having learned our history well, Imogene resurrects the town's Historical Society building, an act that goes completely unnoticed until the powers that be decide to raze it to make way for a shoelace factory. Quoting historical figures ranging from Davy Crockett to Eleanor Roosevelt ("In the immortal words of Abraham Lincoln, 'A great...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Starred Review on January 1, 2009

In this energetic--and funny--girl-power story, young history buff Imogene Tripp saves the town's Historical Society building. Her act goes unnotice...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on November 1, 2009

Imogene has a feisty, vibrant personality. Readers will get caught up in her cause. Text and illustrations are filled with humor. The artwork is spirited and contains clever det...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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