Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series Review

I am a huge American history fan, and I am trying to instill that love in my children as well. Thankfully two of them seem to have developed interest in American history as well - Ballerina and Sassy. We were really excited for the opportunity to review the Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series from Adventures of Rush Revere #1 New York Times Bestselling Book Series by Rush and Kathryn Adams Limbaugh.


Adventures of Rush Revere

For this review, we received the following:
  • Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims
  • Rush Revere and the First Patriots
  • Rush Revere and the American Revolution
  • Rush Revere and the Star-Spangled Banner
  • Rush Revere and the Presidency
All 5 of these are hard-cover books containing between 212 and 259 pages each. The cover of each book shares that these are "Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans." The pages are semi-glossy and colored to resemble parchment. There are several illustrations throughout the books as well.

While I love American history, I definitely do not love dry, boring history books. I much prefer when history is made to come alive, which Mr. Limbaugh achieves in each of these books. The main character, Rush Revere, is a substitute history teacher who travels back in time with his talking horse, Liberty. In order to time travel, Rush Revere has a saying that he uses to transport him to different historical events. He also brings some of his students with him in his time travels. 

In Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims, he travels back to join the pilgrims on the Mayflower in 1620. While there, he has many adventures, like watching the rescue of a pilgrim who has fallen overboard and participating in the first Thanksgiving. 

In Rush Revere and the First Patriots, Rush travels back to the Boston Tea Party. He also gets to observe the meeting of the First Continental Congress.

In Rush Revere and the American Revolution, Rush joins Paul Revere on his famous midnight ride. He also observes the battles of Lexington and Concord. 

In Rush Revere and the Star-Spangled Banner, Rush watches Francis Scott Key write the Star-Spangled Banner. There is more in this book about the present-day life of Rush Revere than in the others. 

In Rush Revere and the Presidency, Rush attends the inauguration of the first President, George Washington. He also brings some of his students to meet John Adams and Thomas Jefferson and their first ladies. 

Ballerina, as an almost 9th grader, is a voracious reader and read all five of the books in three days. It also helps that she has a passionate interest in American history. Sassy is going into the 4th grade and only read the first book. While she enjoyed it, she struggled a little bit with the length of the book. Part of that might be that we are on a school break for the summer and the pool and free time call her name more than reading right now. These books are right on her level so I will be having her read them this year to supplement our history studies.

Ballerina thought this series was very interesting and gives a new point of view on American history. It encourages those who might not ordinarily be interested in history to develop more of an interest through reading the books. 

Sassy found it interesting that when the horse holds his breath, he has the ability to disappear. 

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