Our America - Revolutionary War

Summary-

Join Finn and Ginny as they continue to search back in time to find their lost parents. In previous books in the series, Finn and Ginny have adventured with the Pilgrims, survived the horrors of King Philip’s War, and lived through the Salem witch trials. In this fourth adventure, they find themselves caught up in the Revolutionary War. The Our America series is designed to teach the stories of United States history in such a fun way that the reader won’t even realize that it’s educational. The Revolutionary War Adventure is based on actual accounts written by the people who lived through the war.

Joy’s Review-

In Susan Kilbride’s fourth book in the Our America series, Finn and Ginny traveled back in time once again to see if they could find their parents who are lost. This time Uncle Peter’s time machine sent them to the period of the Revolutionary War. They traveled between locations and events during this time period where they were able to meet various relatives that helped them along the way and Finn and Ginny were able to be involved in the war effort.

They were able to experience the Boston Tea Party, to be in the exciting action of Paul Revere’s ride, to see the events leading up to the battle in Lexington, hear the Declaration of Independence being read, travel across the Delaware River, and also be right in the action during the victory of the Patriots.

Finn and Ginny meet key characters along the way that were involved in the Revolutionary War and George Washington himself! One of the many things I like about Susan Kilbride’s Our America book series is that all of the characters mentioned in the book (except for Finn and Ginny) were actual people involved in each historical event. They also all have a connection with the author’s ancestors with some of them actually being related to her.

With the main characters being children I think it helps the reader to be able to relate more to how desperate the conditions were with famine, lack of supplies, and disease. It really puts things into perspective and helps the reader have a better appreciation of the sacrifices that were made for our country’s freedom.

These books would be a valuable addition to any American History curriculum. It is an easy read that places you right in the action. I would have loved books like this when I was learning about history. Included in the back of the book is a timeline of key events of the Revolutionary War and in the appendix is The Declaration of Independence. The bibliography includes a lot of information if someone wanted to study further on the subject. If you go to Susan Kilbride’s Author Website you can also find fun free activities to go along with her book Our America...The Revolutionary War Adventure. This book would be great for all ages but the writing style is geared toward children ages 10 and up.

  • Paperback: 146 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (June 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1477537228
  • ISBN-13: 978-14775372
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