Rush Revere and the American Revolution (Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans)
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN"AND RUSH REVERE, LIBERTY THE HORSE, AND THE TIME-TRAVELING CREW ARE READY TO RIDE INTO THE ACTION!
Join us on this incredible time-travel adventure!
Liberty, my wisecracking horse, our old friends Cam, Tommy, Freedom, and I are off to meet some super-brave soldiers in the year 1775. Yep, that's right. We'll be visiting with the underdog heroes who fought for American independence, against all odds"and won! But not before eight very real years of danger and uncertainty. Be a part of Rush Revere's crew as we rush, rush, rush into a time when British rule had become a royal pain, and rebellion was in the air. We'll be on hand to see two lanterns hung in the Old North Church, prevent a British spy from capturing Paul Revere, and grapple with danger at the battles of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill.
The extra special part of this trip is that right here in the twenty-first century, Cam's dad is a soldier fighting in Afghanistan, and Cam has been pretty angry that he is away. Visiting with exceptional American heroes like Dr. Joseph Warren and George Washington, racing along after Paul Revere on his midnight ride, and seeing the Declaration of Independence signed make Cam see his own dad in a new and special way.
But don't worry. Along with the danger, excitement, and patriotism, there will still be time to stop for a delicious spinach, oats, and alfalfa smoothie. No, wait"that one's for Liberty. The kids and I voted for strawberries.
Now let's open the magic portal to the past!
Are you familiar with the genre historical fiction? It combines fictional characters & events with factual people & places and kids seem to love it! Think of the historical value in the American Girl series. Rush Limbaugh has written himself as the fictional Rush Revere, time traveler, with a talking horse named Liberty. Hard covers, pages that look like old parchment, and color illustrations make for a lovely looking book. His first adventure is to the time of the Pilgrims; I reviewed the First Patriots book. Rush Revere travels through magic portals from modern 21st century back in time. The action certainly gets your attention from the beginning. I have to say, the talking horse is pretty hilarious and steals the show. It comes from a conservative patriotic viewpoint, as you would expect from Rush, but those with different political leanings can still enjoy this series. A story about our nation's founders and early leaders should be patriotic afterall! Hc, 240pp. ~ Sara