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My Great-Aunt Arizona

By Gloria Houston, Illustrated by Susan Condie Lamb

Reminiscent of the books of Laura Ingalls Wilder, My Great-Aunt Arizona is an inspiring tale rich with history, family, and artistry. Based on a true story, author Gloria Houston's joyous recounting of her great-aunt Arizona's quiet yet meaningful life reminds us of the special place a great teacher can hold in our hearts—even after we've grown up.

Arizona was born in a log cabin her papa built in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She grew into a tall girl who liked to sing, square-dance, and—most of all—read and dream of the faraway places she would visit one day. Arizona never did make it to those places. Instead she became a teacher, helping generations of children in the one-room schoolhouse which she herself had attended.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

  • Grade level: 3
  • Interest Level: 1-4
  • Guided Reading Level: N
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • Format: Paperback
  • On Sale: 11/30/-0001
  • ISBN: 9780064433747
  • ISBN 10: 0064433749
  • ISBN 13: 9780064433747
  • Pages: 32
  • Trim Size: 10.00 x 8.75 in
  • Subcategory:
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / General
  • Juvenile Fiction / Biographical / General
  • Juvenile Fiction / Lifestyles / Country Life

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COMMON CORE STRANDS

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2,2a,2b,3,3a,3b,7,8,10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.1,1a,1b,1c,1d,4
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