Tuesday, March 31, 2015
I've done so many young adult and adult book reviews that I figured it was time to give a middle grade, or younger book a try. So here is the first in my younger book reviews!
The book is Surprise at Yorktown by Marianne Hering. It's part of the Imagination Station book series. It happens to be the 15th in the series, but I don't think that affected it for me at all.
The book follows cousins Patrick and Beth as they travel in the Imagination Station, an invention that takes them to different places and times in history in each book. In this story they travel to Yorktown during the revolutionary war and soon get caught up with the British. Oops! Adventures happen and they get to witness some pretty amazing historical events. Patrick's dream is to meet George Washington, but if he gets to meet him, it may not happen in the way he planned.
This book was really cute. When I was younger I would have loved this book to pieces. I was always into the time travel kind of stuff, and I loved historical adventures involving kids from my time, so it would have fit right onto my shelf. As is, I still enjoyed it. It was a simple read, the length of a few chapters of what might be an adult counterpart.
I think this book would be educational for kids to learn about less focused on aspects of the Revolutionary War, and just the war in general. As the book is short, it is filled with adventure, and there isn't a quiet moment, something a child would appreciate.
I think this is a great book for kids and families and I'll probably save it for my niece and nephew, and perhaps I'll still have it when I have kids. (I'm a book hoarder.)
If you'd like to purchase it, you can find it on Amazon and other sources.
~ A rambling author