Neil Armstrong and Nat Love, Space Cowboys (Time Twisters)
#3 in the Time Twisters series. Neil Armstrong lands in Texas in 1869 and meets a cowboy named Nate Love who thinks a trip to the moon sounds pretty enticing.
Using his in-depth knowledge of American history, award winning author Steve Sheinkin and illustrator Neil Swaab create exciting adventures through time with historical figures going AWOL and true fun facts about each person.
WARNING: DO NOT BELIEVE THE STORY YOU'RE ABOUT TO READ.
Well, you can believe some of it. There is some real history. But also hijinks. Time travel. And famous figures setting off on adventures that definitely never happened--till now. Time is getting twisted, and it's up to two kids to straighten things out.
The students of Ms. Maybee's class used to think history was boring, but that was before time started to get twisted! When a spaceship carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin leaves 1969--and lands in 1869 Texas--cowboy Nat Love decides to trade in his horse for a trip to the moon. Can siblings Doc and Abby untwist history and get everyone back where they belong? Houston, we have a problem!
History will never be boring again! Check out Neil Armstrong and Nat Love, Space Cowboys and don't miss the other books in the Time Twisters series.
History is boring! Or that’s what the kids in Ms. Maybee’s class think. Abby and Doc groan along with the rest of the class when it’s time to get out the history books, until Abraham Lincoln pays them a visit and warns them that he’s quitting unless they change their minds about history. Abby and Doc try to find a way to show their classmates that history isn’t boring, and Lincoln tries his hand at professional wrestling. Now other important people in history have seen that they can travel in time and try something new. What if Abigail Adams wants to be a pirate? Will Abby and Doc be able to get time straightened out?
This fun history series is comparable to The Magic Tree House, and is sure to get kids excited about history. These stories are historical fiction with a twist, as historical figures visit other time periods while their own struggles in their absence. The books include real history facts, and a section at the back of the book explains the details of the story that are historically accurate. This series is great for young readers because the stories flow smoothly and quickly, with engaging illustrations that interact with the narration. Each book is 176 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel E.