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28 Mar 2019 11:46 AM | Julie Casey (Administrator)

Available in April, Mims House is pleased to announce the newest book by renowned children's book author, Darcy Pattison, Rosie the Ribeter: the Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.  You may view a free pdf of Rosie the Ribeter by clicking here. If you would like to share this with other teachers or colleagues, please feel free to do so using this link for Rosie the Ribeter.

Our hope is that your students will enjoy this historical book detailing the Calaveras County Jumping Frog Jubilee. To place your order, please contact Sue Foster at for more information on ordering Rosie the Ribeter.

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Rosie the Ribeter: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

Who holds the world record triple jump record – for bullfrogs?

Rosie, the Ribeter.

She set the record in May 1986 at 21 feet 5 ¾ inches.

Her record has stood for over 30 years.

This is her story.

It all started with Mark Twain and his famous story, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.” After it was published, the 39th Agricultural District in Calaveras County, California 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.

Read this extraordinary story of a partnership between a man and a frog.

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