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Girls are girls wherever they live—and the Sisters in Time series shows that girls are girls whenever they lived, too! This new collection brings together four historical fiction books for 8–12-year-old girls: history and Christian faith. Featuring bonus educational materials such as time lines and brief biographies of key historical figures, American Dream is ideal for anytime reading and an excellent resource for home schooling.

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Overview

Girls are girls wherever they live—and the Sisters in Time series shows that girls are girls whenever they lived, too! This new collection brings together four historical fiction books for 8–12-year-old girls: history and Christian faith. Featuring bonus educational materials such as time lines and brief biographies of key historical figures, American Dream is ideal for anytime reading and an excellent resource for home schooling.

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Editorial Reviews

Mysteries Etc. - Kathryn Poulin

Four great stories for girls aged 8 to 12 to help them understand American history better while enjoying a wonderful story.  This book is written for a Christian audience and helps the reader learn important faith lessons. 
Good Family Reads - Jacque Stengel

I wish they had these sorts of Christian fiction books when I was a pre-teen. These books are a wonderful way to not only enhance your child's sense of history but also to show them more about Christian faith. The books use actual key figures in the telling of the stories and have biographies of those figures at the end and also a time line and glossaries. What a wonderful addition to a home school library, but even a great addition for a child in secular school when they history class glosses over the reasons behind why things were done because that would involve the use of the word GOD! I'd say these were written for the 9-12 year old range, but if you have any reader that loves history..pick up this collection!!! The stories all feature girls this time around, but there are some boys involved so some boys may find it interesting. The stories are wonderfully written and will definitely keep the readers immersed in the book.
Mysteries Etc.

Four great stories for girls aged 8 to 12 to help them understand American history better while enjoying a wonderful story.  This book is written for a Christian audience and helps the reader learn important faith lessons. 

— Kathryn Poulin

Good Family Reads

I wish they had these sorts of Christian fiction books when I was a pre-teen. These books are a wonderful way to not only enhance your child's sense of history but also to show them more about Christian faith. The books use actual key figures in the telling of the stories and have biographies of those figures at the end and also a time line and glossaries. What a wonderful addition to a home school library, but even a great addition for a child in secular school when they history class glosses over the reasons behind why things were done because that would involve the use of the word GOD! I'd say these were written for the 9-12 year old range, but if you have any reader that loves history..pick up this collection!!! The stories all feature girls this time around, but there are some boys involved so some boys may find it interesting. The stories are wonderfully written and will definitely keep the readers immersed in the book.

— Jacque Stengel

Good Family Reads

I wish they had these sorts of Christian fiction books when I was a pre-teen. These books are a wonderful way to not only enhance your child''s sense of history but also to show them more about Christian faith. The books use actual key figures in the telling of the stories and have biographies of those figures at the end and also a time line and glossaries. What a wonderful addition to a home school library, but even a great addition for a child in secular school when they history class glosses over the reasons behind why things were done because that would involve the use of the word GOD! I''d say these were written for the 9-12 year old range, but if you have any reader that loves history..pick up this collection!!! The stories all feature girls this time around, but there are some boys involved so some boys may find it interesting. The stories are wonderfully written and will definitely keep the readers immersed in the book.

— Jacque Stengel

Mysteries Etc.

Four great stories for girls aged 8 to 12 to help them understand American history better while enjoying a wonderful story.  This book is written for a Christian audience and helps the reader learn important faith lessons. 

— Kathryn Poulin

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616264628
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Sisters in Time
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 360,366
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

COLLEEN L. REECE was born and raised in a small western Washington logging town. She learned to read by kerosene lamplight and dreamed of someday writing a book. God has multiplied Colleen's “someday” book into more than 140 titles that have sold six million copies. Colleen was twice voted Heartsong Presents' Favorite Author and later inducted into Heartsong's Hall of Fame. Several of her books have appeared on the CBA Bestseller list.

Norma Jean Lutz began her professional writing career in 1977, when she enrolled in a writing correspondence course. Since then, she has had over 200 short stories and articles published in both secular and Christian publications. She is also author of five published teen novels.

Susan Martins Miller has been writing and shaping books for more than twenty years. She has nearly sixty books to her credit in various genres, including titles for both children and adults, and books to enjoy at home or use in church ministry. Colorado Springs is home, where she lives with her husband and two young adult children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Awesome

    I really like this book. Eveb though I am only on the second book in it I can tell that I really like it. I only put four stars because I haven't finished it.

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  • Posted July 30, 2011

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    Dreaming the American Dream

    AMERICAN DREAM 1620 - 1765 4-in-1 1) Sarah's New World by Colleen L Reece is a story about John and Sarah Smythe and their voyage to America on-board the Mayflower. In search of a country that will allow them to worship freely the Smythe family leaves Holland and faces the dangers of a sea voyage. After 2 months of struggle and hardship the Mayflower reaches the New World and begins the Plymouth colony. 2) Rebekah in Danger by Colleen L Reece begins in late 1620 and is the story of Rebekah and Will Cunningham and the settling of New Plymouth. After the dangers and trials of a sea voyage new troubles await the Pilgrims. Who will survive till the spring? But help comes from an unexpected source - Indians. Through it all Rebekah and Will grow in wisdom and understanding. 3) Maggie's Dare by Norma Jean Lutz takes place during the height of America's Great Awakening period (1744 -1745) and is Maggie and Evan Baldwin's story. In the changing Boston society Maggie is caught up in her confusion of where she belongs and her feelings about slavery and the Revivalists. But when she meets Jonathan Edwards she sees herself as she really is and Boston society loses it charm while Boston's poor and needy call to her heart. 4) Lizzie and the Redcoat by Susan Martins Miller takes place around 1765 and is Lizzie and Joshua Murray's story. Boston is in a time of upheaval and anger at the King over the Stamp Act is causing Boston's citizens to take up arms and anyone sympathizing with the British soldiers in America was in danger. Amid the turmoil that is Boston Lizzie must decide where she stands. At the end of the book there is Bonus Educational Material. For each story there are vocabulary words, important people and places and a timeline to put the story into perspective of the world at that time. This would be an excellent book for classroom teachers, homeschoolers or study groups.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

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    Great History within Fiction

    American Dream by Barbour 1620-1775 ISBN 978-1-61626-462-8 Release date 8/1/11
    There are many famous names entwined into the stories. The children may be fiction but other people are real. The tales in these books are enjoyable while teaching the history of America as well.

    Sarah's New World © 2004 by Colleen L. Reece
    Twelve year old John Smythe is ready for his Adventure. They are going to leave Holland and go to the New World, America. We follow the adventures of John and his sister Sarah as they are one ship that proves not seaworthy so they move unto the Mayflower. Between storms, food shortages and sea sickness they persevere.
    Their parents had left England twelve years prior when they could not worship as they wished. Once again they fear events that could change how they would be allowed to worship and that is what sends them on their voyage.

    Rebekah in Danger © 2004 by Colleen L. Reece Then New World 1620
    Rebekah Cunningham is eleven and coming to the New World aboard the Mayflower. Her parents had come from England to Holland but as Separatist's they feared their children were becoming to much like the Dutch.
    These children seen much sorrow on the ship and in the new land. The faced the cold of winter, fires, sickness and death. Even children had to work hard and do their part to build the new community, which also bonded the people together.

    Maggie's Dare © 2005 by Norma Jean Lutz
    Maggie Baldwin has just turned thirteen. It is the 1740. Maggie's father is a doctor and they had been left a nice home by her grandfather. Her new friends are upper class and Maggie is unsure how she feels about the slaves her friends own. They are also very much against the Revivalists who listen to such preachers as Jonathan Edwards. Maggie and her friends have been baptized and go to church- that makes them Christians, right? This story clearly shows how we can end up following our peers instead of our conscience.

    Lizzie and the Redcoat © 2006 by Susan Martins Miller
    Lizzie Murray lives in Boston, she is almost twelve. This takes place about 12 years before the Revolutionary War, around 1765. Neighbors and even family members takes sides for or against the crown. When a British soldier is injured Lizzie sees how ill fed he is and how worn his clothing. She can compare him to her brother Joshua who is just a few years younger. Her heart goes out to his parents across the ocean. People either see people or they don't see past their hatred of a red coat. These children had to grow up quickly in some cases. The happenings around them were so strong they could not ignore them. Young boys quickly became men. And choices were not always easy.

    Book received from NetGalley for review

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2013

    Girly Book

    I love this book, you get four stories in one about girls. You should get this if your yoinger then 14. If you are an older person then it might get boring for you. But I liked it. Im not so intersested in it anymore but if your a new reader then get it. Really if you love histroy

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