Cornelius Vanderbilt

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Do your kids know how Cornelius Vanderbilt became one of the richest men of the 19th century? He grew up in a poor family around New York Harbor and dreamed of one day owning his own ferry service. He bought his first sailboat and expanded the operation by offering lower prices and better service than his competitors. In this biographical book, your elementary students will learn how Vanderbilt made it easier for Americans to travel and became one of the most important builders in United States history.

Created for children in 3rd through 5th grade, PragerU’s beautifully illustrated biographical books are packed with facts and fun to teach elementary students about important figures often mischaracterized or forgotten in today’s classrooms.

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