Civil War Battleship: The Monitor

Civil War Battleship: The Monitor


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The U.S.S. Monitor was an entirely new type of warship when it launched in 1862. Dubbed "the forefather of the modern Navy," this ironclad ship changed how wars are fought at sea. But on New Year's Eve, 1862, it sank off the coast of North Carolina in a terrible storm. No one thought the Monitor could be raised, but after 140 years, parts of the ironclad have finally been brought to the surface. This book chronicles the Monitor's revolutionary design, exciting battle, and intriguing excavation.

Illustrated by Larry Day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780448432458
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/29/2003
Series: Penguin Young Readers Level 4 Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.24(d)
Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 9 Years

About the Author

Gare Thompas has written many non-fiction books for young children, including Who Was Helen Keller? and Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt?

Larry Day has illustrated many books for young readers, including Not Afraid of Dogs and Bye-Bye Baby.

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