Tuesday, December 3, 2013

What Hurricane? Solar Powered History on a Supply Ship to Jamestown by Alana Terry - Review

The following post contains some advertisement. The author provided me with an e-book in exchange for my review.

After Benson, O’Malley, and I returned from our trip to the Granada Relocation Center, Dad started working on the solar-powered history machine to make it better than ever. It took us awhile to decide where our next adventure would take us, but finally my brothers and I settled on exploring some family history from way back in the 1600s!

We knew traveling on board the Sea Venture to meet our ancestor, Admiral Somers, would be exciting. But we had no idea how dangerous our voyage would be! Will Admiral Somers’ supply ship make it to Jamestown in time to save the hungry New World colonists? And what did Dad mean when he mentioned a hurricane?
This book is available on Amazon

About the Author:
Alana Terry is a homeschooling mom of three boys. She not only authors the Solar Powered History Series, but also the award winning and one of my favorite novels, The Beloved Daughter. Alana loves homeschooling and heads up a variety of homeschool co-ops and unit studies. You can visit her website at www.alanaterry.com or the book website at Solar Powered History Website.

This book was illustrated by Jeremy Steffen

I was provided with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

What did I think?
This series reminds me somewhat of the Magic Tree House or Adventures in Oddessy that the kids and I have read in the past.  It is a bit more family oriented as three brothers travel back in time together via a solar powered machine their father invented. In this book they go back to the days when America was just developing into the new world. They sail on a ship with one of their ancestors. I would love to go back in time and learn from my ancestors. What an awesome way to learn history! Alana has a great imagination and lots of creativity.
My children are six and eight. I read the book to them so we could read it together but I believe my eight year old could have read it mostly by himself. They both enjoyed it, and I am sure will be excited to read the next one in the series when it releases. This is the second book, but each can be read on an individual basis, as each historical time period is different. My son said he "really liked Beethoven" -of course he is an animal lover.

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