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Goodman, Susan E.
New York : Greenwillow Books, 2004.
IL K-3, RL 3.5
ISBN 0688169147
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        Have you ever wondered what happened on the very spot you are sitting on 100 years ago? 200 years ago? 1000 years ago? or even ONE MILLION YEARS AGO?  Well, that is exactly what you will find out about when you open the pages of this book called On This Spot: An Expedition Through Time.
       I know that many of you have seen the ball drop on New Years Eve from the center of New York City, movies that show the skyscrapers of the “Big Apple” or pictures of the Statue of Liberty.  That is New York as we all know it today, but like a time traveler you will discover what happened in New York City almost 540 million years ago.  As you open this book, you will stop over 175 years ago where carriages drove and pigs raced across an old cobble stone street and then you will venture over 400 years ago when a tribe of Indians crossed the very spot.  But can you guess what you will encounter next?  Or how about 540 million years ago?  Read On This Spot: An Expedition Through Time and discover the events that may have even happened on your very spot!  (Melanie Hahn,, Honea Path Elementary School)
SUBJECTS:     New York (N.Y.) -- History.
                        Natural history -- New York (State) -- New York.


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