The Thrifty Guide to the American Revolution: A Handbook for Time Travelers

By: Jonathan W. Stokes

Illustrator: David Sossella

The only guidebook you need for your next time-travel vacation to colonial New England!

ISBN: 9781101998113

JLG Release: Jun 2018


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Praise & Reviews

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Readers will need a musket, some multivitamins, a tricorn hat, and a Time Corp Time Machine if they’re going to go on the rough-and-tumble adventure described in this volume. Kids experience the roughness of battle and 18th century life thanks to the second-person narrative. Rather than a textbook account, readers learn about the Revolutionar Readers will need a musket, some multivitamins, a tricorn hat, and a Time Corp Time Machine if they’re going to go on the rough-and-tumble adventure described in this volume. Kids experience the roughness of battle and 18th century life thanks to the second-person narrative. Rather than a textbook account, readers learn about the Revolutionary War as if they were there, courtesy of a fictional travel company, Time Corp. The illusion falls apart slightly whenever the narrator interjects the quirky habits and toxic management style of Time Corp founder, Finn Greenquill. Educators looking to shake up their staid lectures on U.S. independence will benefit most from this book. While excellent for grabbing the attention of reluctant readers or those fond of Penguin’s “Who Is?” series, the book would also work well as a read-aloud in a classroom environment. However, some of the cooler callout boxes do require closer examination. Stokes’s practice as a screenwriter is evident; readers will feel like they’re in a blockbuster film. VERDICT A high interest video game—like exploration of the American Revolution. Consider for classrooms or as browsing fodder.—Kristy Kilfoyle, Canterbury School, Fort Myers, FL

Book Details

ISBN

9781101998113

First Release

June 2018

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

973.3

Trim Size

6" x 9"

Page Count

160

Accelerated Reader

Level 7; Points: 3;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level 1000L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Viking

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Irreverent Humor

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