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Voices in St. Augustine

Voices in St. Augustine is a story about a 13-year-old boy who discovers a mysterious connection to the past, while searching for an 8th grade history project. On a visit to St. Augustine, Florida, the “Nation’s Oldest City”, Joey Johnson becomes intrigued with an abandoned house and some voices he hears coming from its garden. His curiosity to find the sources of these voices leads him to discover some new things about himself, as well as the people who lived there many years ago.

The story portrays a slice of American life, as Joey faces the many challenges of growing up. Through its humor and intrigue, the story captures the imagination of young readers, making it a fun way to learn some historical background about one of America’s earliest settlements.

Mom’s Choice Awards - Silver Recipient

Lexile Measure: 690

Accelerated Reader Book: AR Quiz # 181682

  • Book Level: 4.7
  • AR Points: 3.0


2014 Language Arts Florida Standards for Grade 4

Vocabulary Words by Chapter

Discussion Questions

Word Scramble

Electronic Scavenger Hunt

Some Fun Classroom Activities

Mystery Makes History Fun

Links to Historic St. Augustine

Information for Tourists

A Brief History of Florida
from the Office of Cultural
and Historical Programs

National Park Service,
Castillo de San Marcos

The Ximenez-Fatio House

St. Augustine Lighthouse

National Registry of Historic Places

St. Augustine Historical Society


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