How the Second Grade Got $8,205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty

Susan Olson, second-grade treasurer and reporter, here dutifully records the comical details that surround this adventurous tale under the headings, “Expenses” and “Profit.” Spurred on by a desire to visit the Statue of Liberty, the class tries to earn money for the trip by collecting paper, running a lemonade stand, sitting babies, walking dogs, and selling candy.

  • 32 Pages
  • 8" x 9"
  • 9780807534359
  • March 2017

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  • Written in the style of a treasurer’s report, this hilarious picture book details the trials and triumphs of a group of children attempting to raise money for a trip to the Statue of Liberty…Slavin’s expressive, watercolor-and-ink illustrations mesh perfectly with Zimelman’s deadpan text. A great choice for read-alouds, this will also make an excellent introduction to primary units on money.

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  • Susan Olson, a second grader at Newton Barnaby School, describes in humorous detail How the Second Grade Got $8,205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty. She outlines all of the expenses and profits, as well as the disasters incurred from a variety of fund-raisers to make the trip possible…The contemporary, lively watercolor illustrations emphasize the outlandish situations.

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Common Core

RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9 RL.2.1,2,3,5,6,7,10 RL.3.1,2,3,4,6,7,10


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.50
  • ATOS Level: 5.40