Historical (fiction), 2,717 words, Level Z (Grade 5), Lexile 760L
This story follows young Tom as he and his parents visit the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904. His mother wants him to learn a lot while he is there, but he is only interested in the Apache village, where he can have his picture taken with the infamous Chief Geronimo. Little does his mother know that when Tom leaves the exhibit, he has learned much more than expected. Photographs, maps, illustrations, and nonfiction features support the fictional text.
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