Those are the words of author, AND home educator, Susan Kilbride.
Her book, The Pilgrim Adventure is the first in the Our America series which features brother and sister, Finn and Ginny, as they go back in time to search for their missing parents.
Early America aboard the Mayflower!
The author skillfully integrates modern day characters seamlessly into the story. These characters interact in a plot that is based on actual accounts written by the pilgrims themselves! Thoughtfully researched and artfully written, The Pilgrim Adventure is a work of historical fiction in the vein of The Magic Treehouse BUT WITHOUT the wizardry.
From the struggles of survival aboard the ship, to establishing the Plymouth colony and friendly relationships with local Indian tribes, the reader feels that they are more than spectators. My 13 and 11 year old also read this book and they remarked that they felt a part of the adventure as well!
This is a fabulous start to a series that I predict will be a real winner!
The next book, due to release this summer, has a little something to do with King Philip's War. That's all I can say --- Our whole family cannot wait for the release of this next book!
Check out Susan Kilbride's website for fun, free activities for the Pilgrim Adventure AND her fabulous book on science unit studies.
I received a copy of The Pilgrim Adventure free of charge in exchange for an honest review.
This post written and property of Homeschool Circus and can be found at: www.upatdawnreadytowork.blogspot.com . If you are reading this from a source other than www.upatdawnreadytowork.blogspot.com you are reading a scraped copy!
These articles might interest you :
I was very eager to read the new Willpower book by Roy F Baumeister and John Tierney as it sure sounded a rather positive outlook. Read moreBy Therealsupermum
FAMILY, PARENTING, SELF EXPRESSION, WOMEN'S ISSUES
Happy almost-Halloween! There's a giant storm-of-the-century coming to Maryland, so I better write this post before power runs out. Read moreBy Bloggerfather
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak Genre: YA | Historical Fiction | WWII fiction Pages: 418 (iPad Bluefire Reader) Source: Purchased Author's Facebook Description:... Read moreBy Bookaholic
Bottlemania marks the second book that I’ve read (and now reviewed) written by Elizabeth Royte. Much like Garbage Land, Royte’s first book I read, Bottlemania... Read moreBy 2ndgreenrevolution
In Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest For the World’s Best Bargain Wines (NY, NY: Penguin Group, 2011), author Natalie MacLean writes in a mostly conversational tone... Read moreBy Kovasp
If you are confronted with a blank canvas of a garden or want to drastically change an existing garden and don’t know where to start then reading Matthew... Read moreBy Patientgardener
Celebrate Vegan is the second cookbook by Dynise Balcavage. Many of you know and love Dynise, from her Urban Vegan blog and first book, The Urban... Read moreBy Dreenaburton
FOOD & DRINK, ORGANIC, VEGETARIAN & VEGAN
MOST POPULAR FROM FAMILY
- Confessions Of A Selfish Mother…. And Her Knock With Reality by Emilybeatrice
- I do what I want. by Samantha Curtis
- Looking for “Talking” Trees an Exciting Way to Walk Through the Woods by Maliasa
- Crate Paper Design Team : Gift Card Sleeve by Jcchris
MOST RECOMMENDED IN FAMILY
- Passage notes: Ascension to Barbados wrap by Behan Gifford
- Philadelphia Family Fun: Our Five Favorites by Designerdaddy
- Denim Day. by Samantha Curtis
- Whirlwind weekend. by Samantha Curtis