The Compelling Histories of Long Arm of the Law and Other Idioms

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Explains the meaning and origin of a selection of English language idioms, using each in a sentence.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Category Language Arts
Copyright 2013
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2012-08-01
BISACS JNF052030, JNF016000
Dewey 428.1
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8 x 9.5
Lexile 850
Guided Reading Level V
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Educational front/back matter, Reviewed, and Table of contents
Online Resources

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  • Jump the Shark
  • Whistle-Stop Tour
  • Can of Worms
  • Golden Parachute
  • Over the Moon
  • Red-Letter Day
  • Graveyard Shift
  • John Hancock
  • Spitting Image
  • Goose Is Cooked
  • Learn the Ropes
  • Throw in the Towel
  • Crocodile Tears
  • Rearrange the Deck Chairs on the Titanic
  • Writing on the Wall
  • In a Pickle
  • Stop on a Dime
  • Neck of the Woods
  • White Elephant
  • Break the Ice
  • Long Arm of the Law
  • Scot-Free
  • The Real McCoy
  • Well-Heeled
  • Rain Check
  • Halcyon Days
  • Peanut Gallery
  • About the Author and Illustrator
Author: Arnold Ringstad

Arnold Ringstad is the author of more than 30 books for kids. He loves reading and writing about space exploration. He lives in Minnesota.

Illustrator: Dan McGeehan

Dan McGeehan has been a freelance illustrator for fifteen years. During that time his art has appeared on many magazines, in many children's books, and under a lot of scrutiny all around the world. He currently lives in Oklahoma with his wife, their two daughters, and everybody's two cats.