The Secret Subway

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By Shana Corey
Publisher Schwartz & Wade
The Secret Subway
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From an acclaimed author and a New York Times Best Illustrated artist comes the fascinating, littleknownand true!story of New York Citys first subway. New York City in the 1860s was a mess: crowded, disgusting, filled with garbage. You see, way back in 1860, there were no subways, just cobblestone streets. That is, until Alfred Ely Beach had the idea for a fanpowered train that would travel underground. On February 26, 1870, after fiftyeight days of drilling and painting and plastering, Beach unveiled his masterpieceand throngs of visitors took turns swooshing down the track. The Secret Subway will wow readers, just as Beachs underground train wowed riders over a century ago.A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, 2016

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1167 words1,167 words
40 pages40 pages
Lexile AD810LLexile AD810L
Grade P to 3Grade P to 3
Age 4-8Age 4-8
Published 2016Published 2016

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