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The True Story of the Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

The World Champion BullFrog Jumper

Rosie, the Ribeter set the world record for triple-jumping in May 1986 at 21 feet 5 ¾ inches.

Her record has stood for over 30 years. This is her story book.

It all started with Mark Twain and his famous story, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.” After it was published, the Calaveras County fair started the Jumping Frog Jubilee™, which has run since 1928.

Over the years, the frogs have jumped farther.

Why? Scientists say it’s because of the frog jockeys, the men and women who catch and jump the frogs.

The REAL Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

This nonfiction illustrated picture book is perfect to pair with any Mark Twain short story or novel.

Back matter includes information about the American Bullfrog, a brief biography of Mark Twain, and discussion of a scientific experiment to document how far bullfrogs can jump.
All About Frogs

Animal Books for Kids Series

Bird. Mammal. Spider. Amphibian. Reptile.

This series includes the story of the oldest bird in the world, a spider in space, an orphaned puma cub, a bullfrog with a world-record leap, and the poignant story of saving a species from extinction.

The series is much more than just an introduction to the animal kingdom. It chronicles the story of how humans interact with animals in various ways: how we enjoy, challenge, admire, endanger, and save them. It's a fabulous series for kids to learn about the amazing complexity of animals. Science worksheets and lesson plans are available below.


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