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The Jericho River
     

The Jericho River

by David W. Tollen
 

History isn't names and dates -- it's an adventure story.

And so is The Jericho River. Both a young adult fantasy novel and a history, it's won multiple awards, including first place at the London Book Festival and the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

The Jericho River flows through a magical world shaped by myth and history. Young Jason Gallo sails

Overview

History isn't names and dates -- it's an adventure story.

And so is The Jericho River. Both a young adult fantasy novel and a history, it's won multiple awards, including first place at the London Book Festival and the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

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

But Jason's tale is more than an adventure story. The river flows like a timeline, carrying the young man through historic lands -- Sumer, Babylonia, ancient Greece, Medieval Europe, the colonial empires, and many others -- all in chronological order, tracing the history of Western Civilization, from its Middle Eastern origins to modern times. 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 goddess and how a French lawyer’s son became king of Sweden, as well as the origins of coffee, the cat, chivalry, the Internet, Atlantis -- and much more.

Featuring twenty-six vivid historical illustrations and three maps.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940151924092
Publisher:
David W. Tollen
Publication date:
05/10/2015
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

David Tollen writes young adult fantasy novels the use history and science to spin tall tales. David's first book is, THE JERICHO RIVER: A NOVEL ABOUT THE HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION. It won first place at both the London Book Festival and the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. It also won a bronze medal in the Readers' Favorite Book Reviews and Awards Contest, among other honors. THE JERICHO RIVER uses fantasy to teach history. It's published by Winifred Press. David's next book is SECRETS OF HOMINEA: a middle grade novel that uses fantasy to teach both history and science. It has not yet been published but is expected soon. David also writes about the law, and he's the author of the American Bar Association's bestseller, THE TECH CONTRACTS HANDBOOK. He earned law degrees from Harvard Law School and Cambridge University in England, as well as a B.A. in history from U.C. Berkeley. He practices law in San Francisco, and he also provides training on IT contracts, as well as expert witness services. David is a husband and the father of two boys. He lives in Northern California.

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