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Nonfiction Christmas Challenge
Tillie the Terrible Swede by Sue Stauffacher, illustrated by Sarah McMenemy
Tillie the Terrible Swede by
Publication Date: 2011-01-25
When Tillie Anderson came to America, all she had was a needle. So she got herself a job in a tailor shop and waited for a dream to find her. One day, a man sped by on a bicycle. She was told "bicycles aren't for ladies," but from then on, Tillie dreamed of riding--not graceful figure eights, but speedy, scorching, racy riding! And she knew that couldn't be done in a fancy lady's dress. . . . With arduous training and her (shocking!) new clothes, Tillie became the women's bicycle-riding champion of the world. Sue Stauffacher's lively text and Sarah McMenemy's charming illustrations capture the energy of America's bicycle craze and tell the story of one woman who wouldn't let society's expectations stop her from achieving her dream.
Introduction: Miss Betty's Introduction to Tillie the Terrible Swede
Recording of Tillie the Terrible Swede: Tillie the Terrible Swede by Sue Stauffacher, illustrated by Sarah McMenemy
Or, read it yourself. Log in to Sora, check out Tillie the Terrible Swede, and enjoy Tillie's story.
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Davis, illustrated by Gilbert Ford
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by
Call Number: 796.01 DAV
Publication Date: 2014-09-02
First, listen to Miss Betty's Introduction: Miss Betty's Introduction to Mr. Ferris and His Wheel
Next, read "Mr. Ferris and His Wheel." As you listen, think about:
- What inspired Mr. Ferris to design a moving wheel?
- Why didn't anyone want to support his project?
- Why was the project so risky? Why were people afraid of the invention?
- What did Mr. Ferris and his partner need to know in order to make such a large, moving wheel?
- Why didn't Mr. Ferris give up?
- How has Mr. Ferris' invention changed our world? Have you ever ridden on a Ferris Wheel?
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel, Part 1: Mr. Ferris and His Wheel, Part 1 (Compressed) (Video)
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel, Part 2: Mr. Ferris and His Wheel, Part 2 (Compressed) (Video)
Check out Mr. Ferris and His Wheel for yourself, in Sora, our digital library.
Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum by Meghan McCarthy
Call Number: 644 MCC
Publication Date: 2010-05-04
The Marvelous Thing that Came from a Spring by Gilbert Ford
The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring by
Call Number: 790.1 FOR
Publication Date: 2016-09-13
Open the book in Sora by following these steps:
- Go to Soraapp.com in a browser.
- Locate Shanghai American School
- Log into your account by using your SAS ID as both the Username and Password
- Search for The Marvelous Thing that Came from a Spring.
- Borrow the book.
- Start narration and enjoy!
The PXES library has a print copy of The Marvelous Thing that Came from a Spring (J 790.1 FOR) and a digital copy in the Sora collection. Don't miss the exciting and true story of one of the world's most loved toys!