The information presented about Philadelphia is fun for children to learn in this story. I especially like the end of the book where each student in the class describes the place they enjoyed visiting the most. A few basic maps are included, also. Great for families with small children to read before visiting Philly.
Patricia Reilly Giff, a 1998 Newbery Honor winner for Lily's Crossing, takes us on a journey to Philadelphia! Richard "Beast" and the Polk Street kids are off to the City of Brotherly Love. They get to see the Liberty Bell, the Declaration of Independence, and Benjamin Franklin's inventions. Will the day be ruined when they find out that Mrs. Miller, "the Killer," the substitute teacher, is coming along?