The Jericho River: A Magical Novel About the History of Western Civilization

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Imagine you could learn history by reading a magical adventure novel. You can.

The Jericho River flows through a mythic world shaped by history. Young Jason Gallo sails the river on a dangerous quest to rescue his father. He battles minotaurs and ...

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WINNER - LONDON BOOK FESTIVAL, BEST YOUNG ADULT WORK; WINNER - NEXT GENERATION INDIE BOOK AWARDS, BEST SCI-FI/FANTASY NOVEL; BRONZE MEDALIST - READERS' FAVORITE BOOK REVIEWS & AWARD CONTEST

Imagine you could learn history by reading a magical adventure novel. You can.

The Jericho River flows through a mythic world shaped by history. Young Jason Gallo sails the river on a dangerous quest to rescue his father. He battles minotaurs and pirates, flees barbarians, stumbles into mummies' tombs, and outwits fairies, philosophers, and scientists. Along the way, he discovers friendship, love, and betrayal - and faces a hidden foe who threatens all he holds dear.

The Jericho River flows like a timeline, carrying its hero through historic lands: Sumer, Babylonia, ancient Greece, Medieval Europe, Napoleon's empire, and many others, all in chronological order - tracing the history of Western Civilization, from its Middle Eastern origins to the modern era. Professor Gallo, Jason's father, is a historian, and his notes outline the journey, revealing the truth about Cleopatra, King Arthur, and the fall of the Roman Empire. He explains how Snow White began as a promiscuous goddess and why Eve was created from Adam's rib, as well as the origins of coffee, the cat, chivalry, the Internet, Atlantis - and much more.

Come ride the currents of pageantry, myth, and magic that flow from our past into the future.

Featuring twenty-six vivid historical illustrations and three maps.

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VOYA - Laura Panter
Consumed by anger and grief since his mother’s death, Jason must be the strong one. He takes care of his sister, Athena, deals with his father’s obsessive research of western civilizations, and hides his own sadness with false bravado. When his father fails to wake up one morning, Jason is faced with losing the only parent he has. On a mission to free their father from his coma, Athena and Jason spend a night in the hospital. Once asleep, Jason is launched into the fantastical dream world of Fore, where he discovers his father is trapped and will die in the real world if Jason cannot save him. Fore comes replete with magic, shamans, and gods as Jason learns he is on a quest to rescue not only his father but also the magical lumins who are in danger of being destroyed by the forces of scientific development. Carthage’s premise is intriguing; however, the book does not engross the reader. The numerous characters and adventures on Jason’s Jericho River voyage are never fully developed. As each character is introduced, the situation is neatly glossed over and a new escapade ensues. In this novelization, less would be more. The author tackles too much, losing reader interest in the process. Each chapter begins with a lecture from Jason’s father’s college course, and footnotes throughout the book explain ancient histories, but for teens, this will not grab attention. This book will be read only as a required assignment. For a better read on a son’s quest, recommend The Thin Executioner by Darren Shan (Little, Brown, 2010/Voya December 2010). Ages 15 to 18.
The Northern Star - W. Lewis
David [Carthage] is a literary Van Gogh ... a pioneer .... [T]his book makes it fun to learn by combining history, religion, philosophy, myths and legends.
1998 National Teacher of the Year - Philip Bigler
David Carthage’s The Jericho River is a delightful, mystical romp through World History. Beginning with ancient Sumer and progressing rapidly to modern times, it is a useful gateway book which will appeal to younger readers and should encourage them to look deeper into the past and ultimately to assume the challenges of more traditional sources. ... Through historical fiction, David Carthage has provided a valuable tool for teachers and students in their continuing quest to study the past
Dad of Divas Reviews - Dad of Divas
This was an amazing book that brings out so many facts and factoids that I would have no idea about …. [T]his book makes history come alive and jump out. As I was reading this book I came to find that I did not want to put it down as on every page there seemed to be something new …! What was best about this book was that the author placed all of this fact into a novel and made history fun to read and experience. So hold on to your hat and be ready for … an adventure that you
A. A. Attanasio
It's a grand adventure! The action never stops. What a fabulous vehicle for the memes of history .... The Jericho River provides a genuine service and benefit -- in a package that is wholly entertaining.
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TThe Jericho River: A Magical Novel About the History of Western Civilization lives up to its title. Ideal for teen and preteen readers, this epic follows young Jason Gallo on a quest to rescue his historian father - and the journey leads him through chronological epochs of Western history …. The genesis of myths, legends, and cultural relics flow through this adventure that is as educational as it is entertaining! Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780985451707
  • Publisher: Winifred Press
  • Publication date: 7/16/2012
  • Pages: 358
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

David Carthage is a lawyer with degrees from Harvard Law School and Cambridge University (Queens' College), as well as a B.A. in history from U.C. Berkeley. He lives and works in Northern California.

David's first book, The Jericho River, won the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for sci-fi/fantasy. It's received widespread praise--including from historians and academics in education and other fields--thanks to its unique use of fantasy to teach history.

David is the father of two small boys, as well as the husband of one teacher and the son of another.
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    Reviewed by Lauren Lichliter for Readers' Favorite. "The J

    Reviewed by Lauren Lichliter for Readers' Favorite.

    "The Jericho River" by David Carthage is a fascinating coming-of-age story that follows the main character, Jason Gallo, on the search to find his father. Jason is swept into the dream-world called Fore, where his mission is to find and rescue his father by bringing him back to the real world. Fore is a land separated by a river that carries along with it much of Earth’s history, from the early days of the Fertile Crescent until modern times. Jason travels and searches along this route in his quest. On his journey Jason also gathers allies as well as enemies and encounters Lumins, magical creatures that live side-by-side with humans in Fore.

    This novel is wonderfully creative and enthralling. We receive a short history mini-lesson in the form of Jason’s father, the professor, and then we live the history through Jason as he travels along the river. Carthage weaves the two worlds together in a masterful style that is all his own. The plot is a carefully crafted idea that brings together both history and the imagination of the author. This book is captivating and creative, a completely new idea in a young adult world littered with so many plots dealt with over and over again. The author took history and then blended it with the magic and the creativity of Fore to produce a fantastic and original young adult novel.

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