Tag: 1700s

  • Profiles of Valor by Marilyn Boyer

    Profiles of Valor by Marilyn Boyer

    Profiles of Valor by Marilyn Boyer was an interesting book to read as a Canadian, still part of the British Commonwealth that the Founding Fathers of America fought for freedom from when it was ruled by King George III. It chronologically follows the events that happened during the War of Independence from 1775-1783, with a…

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  • Tree in the Trail by Holling C. Holling

    Tree in the Trail by Holling C. Holling

    The kids unanimously agreed that after Paddle-To-The-Sea, Tree in the Trail was their next favorite Holling C. Holling geography book, followed by Seabird, and Minn of the Mississippi (we didn’t care so much for the last one, but looking forward to Pagoo next!) Tree in the Trail explores the history of the Great Plains by…

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  • Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski

    Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski

    This book has seen better days, but its worn cover, loose binding, and dog-eared pages speak volumes (no pun intended); Indian Captive, The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski is a well-loved living book that I’ve enjoyed since I was as young as our children are now! The story is always moving quickly, so…

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  • Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes

    Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes

    Turning the last page of Johnny Tremain evoked audible sighs all around the room. What an experience to live in Boston during the latter half of the 1700s over the past few weeks! Author Esther Forbes introduced us to a plethora of interesting characters a few years before the Revolutionary War took place. They developed…

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