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Stealing Mt. Rushmore

By: Daphne Kalmar

Twelve-year-old Nellie discovers that her mom has stolen the $400 her dad saved for their family road trip to see his beloved Mt. Rushmore. Her father had been counting on four boys so he could name them after the four presidents. He’s got only three—George, Tom, and Teddy—and one Nellie. With a missing mom there’s not much chance for an Abe.

Nellie’s determined to come up with the cash so they can all pile into their car and drive out west. She’ll do anything she can, even if it means selling off her mother’s stuff. Since she’s gone, she doesn’t need it. But for the first time in her life, Nellie is tired of taking care of everyone and everything, and Nellie’s not so sure she’s on the same side as her dad. She’s got her family to fix and the world itself doesn’t seem solid anymore.

Afterword, with photograph.

ISBN: 9781250155009

JLG Release: Nov 2020


Sensitive Areas: Language: Mild Language, Violence: Cruelty to Animals, Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism
Topics: The 1970s , Family life , Conduct of life , Brothers and sisters , Absentee mothers , Friendship , Puberty , Road trips , Mount Rushmore National Memorial (South Dakota) , Watergate

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Book Details

ISBN

9781250155009

First Release

November 2020

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 2/5"

Page Count

256

Accelerated Reader

Level 4.5; Points: 7;

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Feiwel & Friends

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Language: Mild Language, Violence: Cruelty to Animals, Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism

Topics

The 1970s, Family life, Conduct of life, Brothers and sisters, Absentee mothers, Friendship, Puberty, Road trips, Mount Rushmore National Memorial (South Dakota), Watergate,

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