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Journey to the Bottomless Pit

Journey to the Bottomless Pit

by Elizabeth Mitchell Illustrated by Kelynn Alder

In 1838, a seventeen-year-old slave boy named Stephen Bishop was trained to be a tour guide for Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. Adventurous and bold, Stephen explored the cave in his time off and made many discoveries that attracted more and more people to the famous cave. This is a fictionalized account of a true story.

Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Genre
Historical Fiction, Informational Text

About the Author and Illustrator

Elizabeth Mitchell
Kelynn Alder

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