The Erie Canal

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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!

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Overview

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™ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting illustrations, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books™ bring nonfiction topics to life!

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School Library Journal
Gr 2-4–These attractive books use high-quality photos, illustrations, maps, and diagrams to take students to some of America's most famous landmarks, providing information about the history, construction, and significance of each one. Two or three sentences per page are overlaid on full-page, captioned images. The texts conclude with a “Fun Facts” page. Readers will enjoy learning about our famous sites and the challenges of building and maintaining large structures, making the series a good choice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761350101
  • Publisher: Lerner Classroom
  • Publication date: 9/28/2009
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Bullard has written several titles for the Pull Ahead Mighty Movers series, including Powerboats, Stock Cars, and Supercross Motorcycles. She is also the author of the Blizzards and Tsunamis books in the Pull Ahead Forces of Nature series.

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Table of Contents

What is the Erie Canal? 5

Building the Canal 13

A Big Success 21

Changes in Transportation 27

Map 28

Fun Facts 29

Glossary 30

Further Reading 31

Index 32

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