Rush Revere and the Presidency (Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans)
Join Rush Revere on another action-packed journey! Rush and his friends head back in time to the early days of our independent nation to watch the early American presidents George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson in action!
Hey there, young readers! Rush Revere here. I can't wait to rush, rush, rush to history with our next adventure: a trip back in time to the first days of our country on its own two legs, free from British rule--
What's that, Liberty?
Liberty wants me to say on its own four legs.
Anyway, as I was saying--free from British rule and creating a new government for the people, by the people. When one of the time-traveling crew from Manchester Middle School decides to run for student-body president, I take them back to meet our first three presidents and first ladies.
So, join us as we head back to those amazing and important first years, when we got to make all the decisions. Turns out, it's pretty hard to lead a whole new country! We had to make new rules for America and set the path for the country we would grow up to be. And who better to be our first-ever leader than the general who won the war--George Washington!
He was the father of our country and made some incredible decisions that still affect how we live our lives today! But even so, President Washington knew that he couldn't stay president forever or we might end up with a king, just like England.
We'll watch as he makes his tough decision to step down to spend more time with Martha Washington and his adopted grandchildren, Nelly and Wash.
Then we'll saddle up and ride into the presidency of John Adams, who followed in some very big footsteps with the help of his accomplished wife, Abigail. Then we'll rush, rush, rush to the year 1803, when Thomas Jefferson continues the mission of creating America by making a risky decision to buy a lot of land from the French in the Louisiana Purchase, which more than doubles our size!
Using advice from the early presidents, first ladies, and a former U.S. congressman, the crew works to defeat an old nemesis. The question is--will it be enough?
What are you waiting for? Bring your curiosity and let's giddyup!
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