George Washington's Socks (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

George Washington's Socks (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Elvira Woodruff
     
 

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In the midst of a backyard campout, ten-year-old Matt and four other children find themselves transported back into the time of George Washington and the American Revolution, where they begin to live out American history firsthand and learn the sober realities of war. See more details below

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In the midst of a backyard campout, ten-year-old Matt and four other children find themselves transported back into the time of George Washington and the American Revolution, where they begin to live out American history firsthand and learn the sober realities of war.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In PW 's words, ``An overnight camp-out turns into a harrowing trip to colonial America in this action-packed novel. . . . Young history buffs and adventure seekers alike will enjoy this journey to the past.'' Ages 9-12. (Feb.)
Children's Literature
Transported back in time to the night that Washington crossed the Delaware, Matthew Carlton and the other members of the Adventure Club could never have imagined that such an adventure was in store for them. What started out as a simple sleepover in the back yard turned into the adventure of a lifetime after they were taken back in time by an enchanted rowboat on the lake in the woods. Now Matt and his friends are forced to fight with George Washington�s army as they sneak into Trenton to fight the Hessians, but Matt and his friends are more worried about staying together and figuring out how to return home than about fighting a battle. While the author�s effort to bring history to life is admirable, the narrative is somewhat awkward. The novel might appeal to children with an interest in history or a budding interest in the fantasy genre, but there are certainly other books that do a better job at presenting history or time travel to children just discovering a passion for reading. Reviewer: Danielle Williams

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785701927
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
02/01/1993
Series:
Elvira Woodruff's George Washington Series
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
898,124
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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