Sweet Land of Liberty [NOOK Book]


How did America become the land of the free?

In Sweet Land of Liberty, Ellis the Elephant sets off on a quest to find out.

Through an amazing afternoon at the ...
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Sweet Land of Liberty

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How did America become the land of the free?

In Sweet Land of Liberty, Ellis the Elephant sets off on a quest to find out.

Through an amazing afternoon at the library, Ellis travels through time and discovers the pivotal moments that have shaped our nation’s unique history, including,
  • the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving
  • the Boston Tea Party
  • George Washington crossing the Delaware
  • pioneers settling the great frontier
  • the first man on the moon

and many more of the astounding events and people whose dreams, courage, and hard work have made America great.

With its vivid illustrations and charming rhymes, Sweet Land of Liberty is a must read for children and parents alike who want to explore our nation’s great history—and discover why America is a free and exceptional nation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596982970
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/27/2011
  • Series: Ellis the Elephant
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 28
  • Sales rank: 339,072
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Callista Gingrich
Callista Gingrich is married to Newt Gingrich, and she is the president of Gingrich Productions, which has produced many audio books and documentaries, including America at Risk and Nine Days That Changed the World. Callista and Newt reside in McLean, Virginia.

Susan Arciero is a published author and an illustrator of numerous children’s books, including Nat, Nat the Nantucket Cat, Martha’s Vineyard, Cornelius Vandermouse, Hello Sun, The Smiling Stone, and Nantucket 1, 2, 3. Susan lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Love this book, and so do my kids. Has become one of our favorite bed time stories.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2011

    buy it!

    Anyone who has watched Jay Leno's Jaywalking will know how important it is to buy this book. It is scary how little young adults know about our great country.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 10, 2011

    Troublesome! A claptrap picture book. Hell Nah I ain't recommending this drivel - A Raquel Watson Review

    I had the opportunity to take a gander at the new publication brought to you by the Gingrich political campaign under the guise of the ¿family business¿ - Gingrich production. I for one am not comfortable with the lack of clarity in the line ofdemarcation between family business and political machine marked by the Gingrich campaign. Fiscal corruption is so rampant and politics can be such a dirty diversion. May I remind you, that money mix-up and ethical violations are the cause of the MF Global debacle and the Madoff Ponzi scheme.When I went to the Gingrich 2012 website on 12/7/2011, and clicked on books by these multimedia pipsqueaks, (squeaky wheels get the oil) this is the first book that pops up. In interviews about his political preidential crusade Newt never fails to mention this ¿historical¿ publication. If George Washington revered a quiet wife, Gingrich is the anti-Washington, because Calista doesn¿t shut up. Newt defers to her first for commentary. Calista is touted as the perfect ¿running mate¿ on his website. So who is really running for President of the United States here? Newt has obviously not evolved. He is doing the same bulls**t, just in a different decade. I have heard of putting your woman out front from cats like Ali Chaudry, but this couple is ludicrous.So you know we had to do an analysis right? Wrote a review about it, like to hear it, here it go¿BOOORRRRIIIING!Lacks creativity in the name since Elly the elephant has been the PETA mascot for years and is already a cartoon character. Lacks the charm to hold any intelligent child¿s attention Lacks historical clarity and contains political ambiguity in the depiction of the Native Americans role in the Boston tea party. One would have to have a very deep understanding of this event to make the connection that the characters on the boat donning feathered head gear was part of the rouse used by the colonists at the Boston tea party. On The page prior the same characters were used to depict the thanksgiving feast. From an immigrant prespective I thought that the Native Americans were the leaders of the BTP¿More clarity is needed to differentiate for this generation the difference between the BTP and the current Tea Party. Thanksgiving lobster? Really? Not even most privileged households have lobster as part of the menu on Thanksgiving much less a coal miner¿s daughter from the Appalachian mountain. This miseducates and distorts the lobster industry. Are American parents now expected to provide lobster as part of an authentic thanksgiving feast because these smarty pants have taught us so? Newt was a lobbyist so they may be attempting to make a ¿punny¿, but despite intention,the jokes did not fecund. A historian has a responsibility to maintain integrity to documents which bear their name. Newt's celebrity and income comes from him professing to be a historian. What was calista smoking when she wrote her bio? She repeated that she was president of gingrich 3 times, BIG DEAL! The eagle on each page was also inconsequential. If she did not point it out on her website I would not have even noticed.Is this about Ellis the elephant or is this book a bootleg version of where is Waldo amm where is Baldo? Yet another insult to another American symbol, the great bald eagle ¿ for shame gingrich productions! For shame!

    1 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    My granddaughters, ages 8 and 11, "critiqued" this boo

    My granddaughters, ages 8 and 11, "critiqued" this book and others by Mrs. Gingrich for me, since I am a teacher.  They found this book to be their favorite. Why? well written with good use of poetry for young kids, wonderful illustrations, and the telling of an important story  was well accomplished.  They loved this book, and so did I! Congratulations to Callista Gingrrich and her illustrator!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2013

    My childrens' school library bought a copy and we checked it out

    My childrens' school library bought a copy and we checked it out as a family to read and both of them loved it.  My daughter wants to buy it this weekend to own.  It's good for all ages of child, my daughter is 7 and my son is nearly 11.  It was written in easy, flowing rhyme that both children could understand.  It was even easy enough for my 7 year old to read on her own after I had read it to her a couple of times.  Definitely a great book for teaching children the history of America.  Highly recommend it for parents who homeschool or are concerned that valuable American history lessons like these are being bypassed in our public schools in favor of other topics.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    Highly Recommend

    I purchased this book for my first grade granddaughter who says she hates to read. She loved reading this book.

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  • Posted November 20, 2012


    I liked this book BUT It looked like it would be for pre-school kids. The book wwas too advanvanced for the little ones to understand It is grat for kids over 7 or 8 which is fine. I wish that the picture on the cover was less babyish.

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    Posted December 28, 2012

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