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Reviewed by Lori M for Readers' Favorite
This book appealed to me because sadly we weren’t taught much about history in school. Either that, or I am so old now that I have already forgotten it all. This book was a wonderful, fun, informative source for children (and adults) to learn more about our history. If you ever wanted to know what events led up to the Boston Tea Party, you’ll find out a detailed account of the tax problems in Britain, the Americans’ fight for independence, and more. The parchment paper background added to the fun of this book about history.
Included with the history lessons are colorful pictures depicting the era and its events to provide additional information. For example, did you know that “Yankee Doodle” was a song British soldiers used to make fun of American colonists but that the colonists later adopted it as a patriotic theme?
It was so clever to see a graphic of a GPS to show where the tea party historical marker is on Boston. Embracing new technologies that kids are familiar with to explain old history is a great idea and added to the book’s allure. I also appreciated the timeline provided so that the reader could walk through the information given and try to get a better idea about when something took place and for how long. I hope the author will write more because I need to learn more about our American history.