Finn & Ginny’s parents are lost back in time, and the two young twins have decided to take a second trip back to early America to find them. In The Pilgrim Adventure they had found themselves living on the Mayflower, but this time they get caught up in the horrors of King Philip’s War. The King Philip’s War Adventure is the second book in the Our America series. It is designed to teach the story of King Philip’s War in such a fun way that the reader won’t even realize that it’s educational. The King Philip’s War Adventure is based on actual accounts written by the people who lived through the war, and kids who read this book may find that they know more about King Philip’s War than their parents do.
The King Philip’s War Adventure is the second book in Susan Kilbride’s “Our America” series. Honestly, when it arrived in the mail I started reading it right away, as I really enjoyed the first book. The story starts off with Finn & Ginny deciding to take another trip back to early America in hopes of finding their parents, this time knowing the danger that could be involved in such a trip back in time. They chose an evening when they knew their aunt and uncle would be out of the house and this time, knowing they could not bring supplies, tried their best to stay together on their destination. Unfortunately they were to begin their journey apart searching for one another.
As in the first book I found myself forgetting this was supposed to be educational. The story really draws the reader into the tale. I know very little about the King Philip’s War so this was the perfect way to learn while reading a good book full of adventure. Included in the book is a timeline of the events surrounding King Philip’s War. This would be a great way to continue learning about this time period. The back of the book also has a list of other books written about King Philip’s War. This book would be a great way to do a history unit study on Early America. In fact, there is a free companion unit study to The King Philip’s War Adventure if you go to Susan Kilbride’s website. My daughter and I cannot wait until the next book in the series!
I highly recommend this book as it would be the perfect supplement to your history curriculum. It is recommended for ages 10 and up.
- Paperback: 146 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace (June 14, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1477537228
- ISBN-13: 978-147753722
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