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Sweet Land of Liberty

Sweet Land of Liberty 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

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,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 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 nationBook Details Format Hardcover Publication Date 9 26 2011 Pages 28 Reading Level Age 5 and Up

  • Free Read Sweet Land of Liberty - by Callista Gingrich Susan Acriero Susan Arciero
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About Author

  1. Callista Gingrich Susan Acriero Susan Arciero says:
    Callista Gingrich is the President of Gingrich Productions.She and her husband, Newt, host and produce historical and public policy documentaries Recent films include A City Upon A Hill, America at Risk, and Nine Days that Changed the World.Mrs Gingrich is the author of the New York Times bestselling children s series featuring Ellis the Elephant Recent books include Sweet Land of Liberty, Land of the Pilgrims Pride, Yankee Doodle Dandy, From Sea To Shining Sea, and her latest book, Christmas in America Her photography is featured in the New York Times bestseller Rediscovering God in America.Mrs Gingrich is the voice for several audio books, including, A Nation Like No Other and To Save America.An avid musician, Mrs Gingrich sings in the Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C and plays French horn with the City of Fairfax Band in Fairfax, Virginia.She is also the president of the Gingrich Foundation, a charitable non profit corporation Mrs Gingrich resides in McLean, Virginia with her husband, Newt Gingrich.

Comment 963 on “Sweet Land of Liberty

  1. Glenda says:
    A thinly veiled piece of political propaganda by the current wife of Newt Gingrich If that s not enough of a hint, see the elephant on the cover His name is Ellis, and he s literally the elephant in every historical moment chronicled in sweeping generalizations and huge historical gaps by the author The overarching theme of this attempt to brainwash indoctrinate young children is that the Republican party gets credit for all iconic American moments in history, even those before the party was for [...]

  2. Patricia (Patricia's Particularity) says:
    Sweet Land of Liberty is about a curious Elephant named Ellis and his adventures in learning about America and it s history and how it became free To do this he goes to library and reads as many books about the key moments in America s past that made it a free place to live today One thing about this book is how for every major event, Ellis is there himself, partaking in helping to shape America s future For me, at least, I see this as he is presently learning about America s past to help with i [...]

  3. John Nevola says:
    Sweet Land of Liberty fills part of the void left by the lack of information taught in most public schools these days Many children are becoming the captive audience of liberal teaching institutions majoring in such questionable education as saving the environment, cultural diversity and gender identity studies This book educates our young in the blessings of our country and does so in an interesting and entertaining way.Ellis as in the island The Elephant marvels at the wonders that make up Ame [...]

  4. Carey Hanson says:
    copyright 2011 all agesI loved this book the minute I realized what it was about and how the information was presented Ellis is a little elephant that loves to read about America He goes to the library and reads about all the events that made America the land of the free And he visits each of those events For example, first he visits the first thanksgiving speech The text is written in rhyme and Ellis the elephant is there with the Pilgrims in the illustration A neat way to teach history

  5. Randie D. Camp, M.S. says:
    Ellis the Elephant explores American History at the library and brings young readers along for the journey The illustrations are cute and the content is presented so that younger children can acquire some background knowledge in a fun way However, I can t help but think that our history is not this pleasant and we shouldn t be passing on hegemonic views to our children.

  6. Marianne says:
    I bought this book to read to my 8 and 4 year old grandchildren and it was a huge hit They both loved it and the beautifully done art work I highly recommend this book.

  7. Madison Briggs says:
    This is a cute story about Ellis who is a elephant that travels through American history It talks about big historical events like the first Thanksgiving, Declaration of Independence, the formation of the Thirteen Colonies, the first man on the moon and many other historical events This book introduces young children to many events that are huge in American history and are important for children to be exposed to so they have some kind of understanding of what people went through for them to be h [...]

  8. Mia Bell says:
    I loved this book The pictures and characters were all so cute and could keep the child entertained I also love that it teaches history of our country in a kid friendly manner It offers a lot for children to learn, without them getting bored of it.

  9. Jessica says:
    This was a cute, rhyme read for younger children The pictures really connected with the story as well This had great information about our history that would be easier for students children to connect with Lexile Measure AD8OOLDRA Level 30Six Traits Sentence Fluency

  10. Kendall Smith says:
    Grade Level Pre K 2Awards NoneSummary Ellis the Elephant is traveling through time to find the important moments that have shaped our nation s history Included on his journey are The Wright Brothers First Flight, The Pilgrims First Thanksgiving, The Boston Tea Party, and The First Man on The Moon It such a great book to explain our history Review This amazing children s book is great for explaining America s history to children It has so many important firsts and pieces of the nations history It [...]

  11. Briana says:
    I picked up this book primarily because I love elephants, but one should note that Ellis s being an elephant is generally irrelevant The book could have easily feature a monkey, a rabbit, or a small child and nothing would have changed That aside, the book does a good job of highlighting some key historical events in American history, but the focus is definitely on early American history the first Thanksgiving, the Boston Tea Party, the Declaration of Independence, and Washington s crossing the [...]

  12. Stephanie Herman says:
    America is special the land of the free Callista Gingrich Sweet Land of Liberty follows Ellis the Elephant as he travels through time to discover how the United States became known as the land of the free Using the library and other resources as his guide, Ellis learns about major events in US history to be proud of, such as the formation of the Thirteen Colonies, the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the settlement of the Wild West, the first moon landing, and Susan Arciero s illustr [...]

  13. Lynn says:
    This was as disappointing as Obama s attempt at a children s book, especially in their portrayals of Native Americans I don t mind Ellis being an elephant, but he is not honoring our indigenous people by wearing feathers at the Thanksgiving feast In case you re wondering, Of Thee I Sing s illustrator portrays Sitting Bull as a pile of dirt Although this book could help youngsters identify the order of theses major events, I think it may confuse some to see Ellie at ALL of the events At least it [...]

  14. Kaitlyn says:
    This book is about Ellis the Elephant discovering all the main events of America She goes to Thanksgiving, went with the settlers to form the 13 colonies, and as the English people threw the tea off the boat She was there to even sign the Declaration of Independence She was with Columbus as sailed the ocean blue, she was even with Abe before he was elected president She was with the pioneers as the search for new frontiers and with the Wright brothers as they flew across the sky Ellis even goes [...]

  15. Joy says:
    This book talks about how America became the nation that it is today It started with pilgrims came to the new land from England and how and people came to form the 13 colonies It talked about the Revolutionary War and the Civil War and a few presidents It talked about immigrants coming through Ellis Island, our astronauts landing on the moon, and other inventions that Americans have made The book ended with celebrating America s birthday.I enjoyed how the author hit most of the major points of [...]

  16. Patricia Mckelvy says:
    Sweet Land of Liberty is about a curious Elephant named Ellis and his adventures in learning about America and it s history and how it became free To do this he goes to library and reads as many books about the key moments in America s past that made it a free place to live today.One thing about this book is how for every major event, Ellis is there himself, partaking in helping to shape America s future For me, at least, I see this as he is presently learning about America s past to help with i [...]

  17. Julie says:
    What a wonderful way to introduce children to the history of our great country From beginning to end it delivers factual information highlighted by beautiful and child friendly illustrations The resource section at the end of the book provides additional information.I purchased this book, along with Callista Gingrich s Land of the Pilgrims Pride, for my grandchildren While they are very young I believe that Ellis the elephant, the rhyming text, along with the beautiful illustrations will than h [...]

  18. Stephanie Mixon says:
    This is a very cute book about Ellis the Elephant who wants to know how America became the Land of the Free The adventures Ellis goes on include crossing the Delaware, walking on the moon, and participating in the first Thanksgiving The illustrations are beautifully done with bright colors and interesting adventures.This book can be used with Kindergarten or 1st graders The illustartions will capture their attention and the adventures Ellis goes on will provide entertainment This book can be use [...]

  19. Kaylee Warzecha says:
    Such a cute book with beautiful illustrations Gives an overview of American history that would be easy for young children to understand In the back of the book it gives resources where lots of American history mentioned in the book can be found This would be helpful in lesson planning because you could read the book and then give lessons on the different places Ellis the elephant read about fiction, picture

  20. Alice says:
    Cute I liked this little rhyming book that takes us and Ellis the Elephant through the major events of United States history.P.S I just read some of the comments and have to say i never once thought of the Republican party when I saw a young elephant maybe I m naive, but I thought that it just went through the basics touching on a few of the major event in the nation s history I don t see a political agenda

  21. Vj says:
    Ellis the Elephant visits the library to learn about how America became the land of the free He travels through time to various key events Illustrations appealing for the age group 4 8 Rhyming text works pretty well in capturing essence of history but some misstatements Lincoln admired by one and all Attributions to divine help interventions unnecessary and might not be welcome by some parents.

  22. Kelsey says:
    Ellis the elephant visits a library and learns about exceptional moments in American history The books features a rhyming verse and details the founding of America and the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, the first moon walk and exceptional American traits like altruism The book is a very patriotic tale It would be appropriate to introduce children to America s history and vocabulary about that history.

  23. Diana Pettis says:
    Xander and I read this book On the front cover there is a picture of Ellis the Elephant and in the story Ellis visits all of these famous historical places I thought it was very well done especially for the early elementary student Also in the back of the book there are resources you can go to learn about the places mentioned in the story.

  24. Gordon Pennington says:
    Sweet Land of Liberty is a somewhat unorthodox approach to historical fiction The plot consists of Ellis the elephant going back in time to meet important historical figures and witness the events that molded our modern nation This book is chalk full of interesting historical facts the fact a cute little elephant is narrating makes it that much accessible to children in the classroom.

  25. Sebin says:
    A wonderful book to use to teach about the history of America in an easy to understand format for younger students Ellie the elephant wants to know how America got it s freedom so she goes and finds out in order how it was done This could be a fun introduction to teaching a unit on social studies about America.

  26. Angela Kim says:
    This book is a historical fiction as well as realistic fiction An elephant goes to a library and reads books about how United States stood on their feet It tells different kinds of stories so children can also learn how United States became The pictures are drawn accordingly to the words and use great colors.

  27. Nora says:
    I really love this book It portrays a very general range of American history that is presented in a friendly format for younger children And it s factual Ignore the fact that it was written by Newt Gingrich s wife That is irrelevant.


  28. Cheri says:
    Ellis the elephant decides he wants to know what makes the United States Red, White Blue Very cute book.

  29. Heather says:
    I thoroughly enjoyed the patriotism shared with my children as I read this book Excellent take on American history for the 3 7 year old crowd.

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