What's So Big About Cleveland, Ohio?

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Ten-year-old Amanda has been everywhere and done everything. Or so she thinks. Her parents have taken her to all the cities of the world: London, Paris, Marrakech, Hong Kong . . . you name it. So when Amanda comes to Cleveland on a family visit, her reaction is probably no surprise:

B-o-o-o-ring.

“What’s so big about Cleveland, Ohio?” she sneers to her host, ten-year-old Alan (whose mom is best friends with Amanda’s mom). What indeed. Nothing Alan can show her is as big, or as ...

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Overview

Ten-year-old Amanda has been everywhere and done everything. Or so she thinks. Her parents have taken her to all the cities of the world: London, Paris, Marrakech, Hong Kong . . . you name it. So when Amanda comes to Cleveland on a family visit, her reaction is probably no surprise:

B-o-o-o-ring.

“What’s so big about Cleveland, Ohio?” she sneers to her host, ten-year-old Alan (whose mom is best friends with Amanda’s mom). What indeed. Nothing Alan can show her is as big, or as famous, or as fast, or as fun as something else she’s done somewhere else. Until, that is, Amanda discovers that there is something rather special about Cleveland, Ohio—something she didn’t expect at all.

Adelightful introduction to the city for kids of all ages and a warm reminder for Clevelanders who sometimes forget just what makes this a special place to live.

While visiting Cleveland, Ohio, nine-year-old Amanda is bored with all of Alan's favorite sights until she learns a secret about the city.

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Editorial Reviews

WELW AM Radio - Jay Fox
Children will love pointing out their favorite Cleveland places from the book. My own daughter was captivated by the story. The illustrations are perfect . . . If you’re a parent or a grandparent, I suggest running right out and buying a copy. Read it to your children and have them read it aloud to you!
Morning Journal - Sue Braun
For young readers, the book is not only entertaining, but educational.
Ohio Magazine
A tour of Cleveland’s brightest spots, from shopping at Tower City to riding the Rapid to catching an Indians game at Jacobs Field.
Morning Journal
For young readers, the book is not only entertaining, but educational.
— Sue Braun
Sun News
A delightful way for parents and grandparents to share their hometown pride with the kids.
WELW AM Radio
Children will love pointing out their favorite Cleveland places from the book. My own daughter was captivated by the story. The illustrations are perfect . . . If you’re a parent or a grandparent, I suggest running right out and buying a copy. Read it to your children and have them read it aloud to you!
— Jay Fox
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886228023
  • Publisher: Gray & Company, Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/13/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 984,444
  • Age range: 5 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Sara Holbrook makes her living writing for children. She left the corporate world to share her love for words with young audiences and now regularly travels to schools throughout the Midwest reading to students from her eight books of poetry (which include The Dog Ate My Homework, Am I Naturally This Crazy?, and I Never Said I Wasn’t Difficult).
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