Last year, I intended to start listing the books I read but I didn't get very far. Today, January 1, I begin again.
I received the book Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims for Christmas, and I found it entertaining. The book is written for children aged eight to twelve, and I think it would be appropriate for that age. The cover and pages are of high quality, and historical photos are interspersed throughout the book.
"Rush Revere" and his time-traveling horse "Liberty" are the main characters of the story, and they travel back in history to the time the pilgrims set sail for America. They go back and forth from past to present and finally end at the first Thanksgiving. The story is told in an entertaining way and is written from a conservative perspective, as one would expect.
The history in the story is accurate (from William Bradford's account), and it is told in such a way that children will remember the facts. Liberty gives a review quiz at the end of the story. The time traveling was a little tedious to me, and I wondered why the Pilgrims didn't question why Rush, Liberty, and the time traveling children were only there part of the time. However, that was part of the fun of the book, and I don't think young readers will care.
I think that this book will be well received and I look forward to Rush's future children's books.