Category Archives: historical fiction

Riding the Flume

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Riding the Flume Author: Patricia Curtis Pfitsch Cover Illustrator: Cliff Nielsen Publisher: Aladdin, Reprinted 2004 ISBN-13: 978-0689838231 Hardcover ISBN-10: 0689838239 Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-0689866920 Paperback ISBN-10: 0689866925 Paperback Related website(s): http://www.SimonSaysKids.com (publisher) Language level: 3 (1=nothing … Continue reading

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Back to Bataan

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Back to Bataan Author: Jerome Charyn Cover Illustrator: Elaine Norman Publisher: Tribute Books, republished 2012 ISBN-13: 978-0374304768 Hardcover ISBN-10: 0374304769 Hardcover ISBN-13: 9780985792206 Paperback ISBN-10:  0985792206 Paperback Language level:  3 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Hero

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: A Different Kind of Hero Author: Ann R. Blakeslee Cover Illustrator: Mary O’Keefe Young Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Corp., republished 2003 ISBN-13: 978-0761450009 Hardcover ISBN-10: 0761450009 Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-0761451471 Paperback ISBN-10: 0761451471 Paperback Language level: 3 … Continue reading

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Red-Dirt Jessie

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Red-Dirt Jessie Author: Anna Myers Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, republished 2013 ISBN-13: 978-0802781727 Hardcover ISBN-10: 0802781721 Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-1492866619 Paperback ISBN-10: 149286661X Paperback Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; … Continue reading

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Pedro’s Journal: A Voyage with Christopher Columbus, August 3, 1492-February 14, 1493

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Pedro’s Journal: A Voyage with Christopher Columbus, August 3, 1492-February 14, 1493 Author: Pam Conrad Illustrator: Peter Koeppen Publisher: Scholastic, republished 1992 ISBN-13: 978-1878093172 Hardcover ISBN-10: 1878093177 Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-0590462068 Paperback ISBN-10: 0590462067 Paperback Language … Continue reading

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Kira-Kira

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Kira-Kira Author: Cynthia Kadohata Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Reprinted 2006 ISBN-13: 978-0689856396 Hardcover ISBN-10: 0689856393 Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-0689856402 Paperback ISBN-10: 0689856407 Paperback Related website(s): http://www.scholastic.com (publisher0 Language level: 5 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms … Continue reading

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Raising Sir Gallant: The Lessons That Transformed a Young Farm Boy into a Knight

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Raising Sir Gallant: The Lessons That Transformed a Young Farm Boy into a Knight Author: Mary Bustamante Illustrator: Mary Flock Lempa Publisher: Bristol and Thornbury, 2019 ISBN-13: 978-1733759984 ISBN-10: 1733759980 Related website(s): http://www.SirGallant.com (book) Language … Continue reading

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