Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans Accessory – January 1, 2019
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It was particularly interesting to me because I descend from Stephen Hopkins who was named dropped here. He brought his second wife, Elizabeth, who gave birth to Oceanans during the trip. He also brought three of his other children, Constance, Giles and Demaris. Constance was the child I descended from.
The voyage of the Mayflower and subsequent settlement "in the New World" was well taught when I was in school as a child, but this book allowed me to view the key players more as "people" than I recall feeling all those years back!
Rush definitely let me transport back in time, and too feel what those times were like, their fears, loves, struggles and triumphs, not to mention the initial tensions felt with the initial encounters with the natives (Indians) of their new land.
Bravo!!!!! And of course, Thanks for an excellent write!!!!
Mr. Limbaugh's research is excellent and portrays the Pilgrims faithfully to the factual history of both their story and the period. The author does an excellent job of not only showing all the pitfalls and tragedies encountered by the Puritans but also their Christian faith as the key to their perseverance and ultimate victory in survival and success in creating their colony.
I admit I was often put off by some of the "Bart Simpson" humor ("I wasn't there! You can't prove it!") but I watched my young nephew read through some of those passages and watched him smile to himself and often laugh. Mr. Limbaugh tailored his prose and the type of humor to his target audience - kids. I think he hit the nail on the proverbial head!
I do recommend this book not only because of it's faithful retelling of the true facts but also because it's put into a format and with a tone that kids will enjoy. Five stars.
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I expected "It was O.K., Mother" - but no. I can't tell you how many times my son has listened to this book since I bought it for him. Mr. Limbaugh may not be the best "actor" in the world - but he is clearly passionate about his subject - and I think that is enormously appealing to kids. My son (who has no idea of Mr. Limbaugh's "day job" or politics) is delighted to have found a new author and eagerly awaits each volume in the series.
What better recommendation can I offer than this: the day the most recent audiobook came - my son asked if he could listen to it straight after he finished his homework. No sports, no games - he dashed (rushed, ;) ) right upstairs to listen to Rush Revere.
As to the tone - the goal here is to instill in kids a renewed pride in the Founding Fathers of America. I'd have made a rubbish Puritan, but one can't deny the bravery of those men and women who set out from Europe in search of a better life.
So many books for kids these day are full of guilt and recrimination - but in my experience kids don't LIKE those books - and frankly, I'm troubled by the trend to make little ones feel guilty about everything wrong in the world. By contrast, the Rush Revere novels are POSITIVE, we-can-do-it books - and I (somewhat begrudgingly, if I'm to be honest) give this series a big thumbs up.
If you're unsure, try the Audio CDs - they are unabridged, so you get the whole story - and Mr. Limbaugh reads with great enthusiasm.
In a witty, funny way.
The story telling style was very nice, and the presentation of the critical historical facts was very good and easily understood.
I would have loved to have had such a book as a child in Elementary or Junior High. I also think this type of historical story telling would transfer to live action too.
I hope to see future stories... soon!