Imogene's Last Stand
Author: Candace Fleming
Illustrator: Nancy Carpenter
Publisher: Random House

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Imogene's Last Stand is filled with famous quotations but what exactly is a quotation?

According to the dictionary, a quotation is a group of words taken from a text or speech and repeated by someone other than the original author or speaker.

Why do people use quotations? Sometimes a person is able to sum up a great argument, statement, idea, or belief in just a few short words but those words are powerful because they cause an emotional stirring in others.Think about Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech. When we hear those four short words, we know that he is expressing a deep felt belief that he sees the world one day becoming a better place with people of all colors working and living together in harmony. Other people often borrow or quote famous words to support their own causes much like Imogene does in this story.

Read the book aloud.

Imogene's Last Stand extension activities.
Here is a Imogene's Famous Quotes matching game we played after our book reading. It is from Library Sparks.

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