I used this book as a part of my daughter's third-grade home schooling curriculum. When I first laid eyes on it, I thought, "FINALLY! Someone has written a history book as it should have been written-not just a collection of dry facts and dates, but written as though it involved real people!" This book gives accurate historical facts of American history (from a Christian perspective), but includes short fictional stories about families who may have existed in the early, forming years of the United States. These interesting and entertaining fictional stories contain historical facts and truths about how American pioneers and patriots worked, travelled, lived and played. Each story features children, who hold children's interest. Through these tales, my daughter was able to quickly learn and appreciate how difficult it was for the founders of our country-and it gave me a new appreciation as well! History need not be dry and boring, written in passive tense without feeling, emotion or spirit. I feel more "history books" should be written this way. There is no reason to bore young readers to death and leaving them with a bad taste for history. Had I had more books like this when I was growing up, perhaps I would have enjoyed these courses more and done better in them than I did. BRAVO to Christian Liberty Press for daring to try something new and for helping bring "history" to life!
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