Kristin Riddick doesn't look good in hats, but she seems to wear a lot of them. Her voice has been heard on shows such as One Tree Hill, The OC, Everybody Hates Chris, and Chuck, and on-camera she recently played opposite Megan Mullally on Fox's Breaking In. She's written a screenplay, a pilot, a middle-grade book, and a lot of memorable thank you notes... so she's told. She teaches Pilates and spinning to stay sane, may have a super power or two, and takes a lot of chances riding her bike all over Los Angeles because she gets road rage when driving. A native of Corpus Christi, Texas, Kristin graduated from The University of Virginia and currently divides her time between LA and Austin with her multi-talented producer husband David Kirkwood.
Kat McGee Saves Americaby Kristin Riddick
It's 1776. Thomas Jefferson has been
The Fourth of July. Parades, fireworks, apple pie--and an amazing history of American freedom and revolution. Kat McGee doesn't know what she'd do without her favorite summery celebration of all things patriotic... but if she doesn't travel back in time to work her holiday-saving magic, she's going to find out--and fast.
It's 1776. Thomas Jefferson has been kidnapped. The Declaration of Independence is gone. And the country's brilliant past rests on a young woman from the future, aided only by (the Statue of) Liberty, a young John Quincy Adams, and a whole lot of summer holiday spirit.
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Hott Synopsis: Democracy! Whatever! Kat McGee may love the 4th of July celebrations, but she doesn’t see what the big deal is about this voting stuff. Suddenly, her grandmother decides the whole McGee clan needs a little history lesson, complete with a trip to where it all started. Even if that means missing their long awaited celebration. They arrive at the American History museum and Kat is almost immediately whisked away to help Lady Liberty track down a missing Thomas Jefferson and The Declaration of Independence — because, we won’t be a nation without it! Hott Review of Kat McGee Saves America: What I liked: I LOVED this book! I loved how it absolutely shows the reader exactly how important history is and gives a great lesson about the people instrumental in creating this nation in a fun and exciting way that any middle-grader is sure to enjoy! What I didn’t like: Nothing! More… Author: Kristin Riddick Source: In This Together Media via Netgalley Grade: A Ages: 8-12 Setting: 1776 Philadelphia, PA Series: A Kat McGee Adventure #3
I read this book thinking that I could use it with my 5th graders when we study the the colonies and the start of the American Revolution. I think some of them might find it a bit juvenile. I think it is geared more toward 3rd or 4th graders. Having said that the story did review some of the key events during that time period and I still might use it. It is definitely a different way to present the material.
After her adventures at the North Pole and Treatsville, Kat McGee was ready to just sit back and relax for the 4th of July. But that doesn’t go as planned. When her Gram asks the McGee kids what they know about the 4th of July, the kids don’t really answer, Gram takes them to Philadelphia to learn about what happened there to help make the 4th of July so important. When Kat goes through a door and pops up in a place called Libertyland, she is shocked. Kat meets a giant lady in a greenish dress called Liberty. She is the governor of Libertyland, and she needs Kat’s help. The Declaration of Independence has gone missing, along with Thomas Jefferson, two days before he was supposed to present it to the Continental Congress! Kat must go back in time and find Jefferson and the Declaration before the fate of the United States is changed forever! YAY – Historical fiction for younger kids! This was a great book. Ms. Riddick writes stories that are easy and fun to read. I like how she incorporated the time travel, and historical facts into this book. I really enjoyed Kat McGee and the School of Christmas Spirit. I didn’t know that there was a second in the series (this is book 3) and I saw on the publisher’s website a book 4 is planned. Good news for parents looking for a great Magic School Bus type series for their kids! I like the character of Kat McGee a lot. She is a great girl who perseveres. I also like that she meets John Quincy Adams in the book (just because I am a super American history buff). The story is packed with American history facts and kids will learn without knowing it! The cover art is pretty cool too. I am looking forward to reading the other books in this series. *NOTE* I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
I LOVE Kat McGee and her adventures! Fun! Inspiring! Great of ALL ages! Kat LOVES the 4th of July with all the fireworks, ice cream contests, and parades! And this year she is hopeful to help the Mayor Little with all of the festivities. But when Roman Rule steps in and wins the vote to help the Mayor, Kat decides she doesn't want anything to do with the 4th. A visit to her favorite Gram's sets her priorities straight as Gram decides to take all of the kids on a field trip to Philadelphia and "America's most historic square mile." Gram wants to teach them the true meaning behind the 4th of July, for it is more than just fireworks, parades and apple pie. But things go amiss as they visit the museum.... With help from Liberty, (the statue of Liberty), and through a chain of events Kat is whisked back in time to 1776 where... Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence are missing! Wait until you read who else helps Kat...so good! Can they save Thomas Jefferson? What will happen to America if they don't? A PERFECT STORY FOR THIS WEEKEND! A GREAT HISTORY LESSON! A SUPER-FANTASTIC SERIES!