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The King of Prussia and a Peanut Butter Sandwich

About The Book

Beautiful watercolor illustrations and detailed writing shares the journey of Mennonites as from Prussia to southern Russia and into the United States, helping Kansas gain fame for its wheat.

Leaving the German state of Prussia to avoid military service, the Mennonites traveled to southern Russia, where they learned to raise Turkey Red wheat. When the time came, they packed up their things and traveled to the United States, sharing their knowledge of wheat and helping make Kansas famous for the crop.

Paired with detailed illustrations by Ronald Hunter, Alice Fleming narrates the saga of the Mennonites journey from Prussia to Kansas, bringing wheat with them along their entire trek.

About The Author

Thomas James Fleming was a historian and historical novelist and the author of over forty nonfiction and fiction titles. His work reflects a particular interest on the American Revolution

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (December 23, 2009)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442412156
  • Grades: 2 - 4
  • Ages: 7 - 9

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