As a military brat, I truly appreciate Rush Limbaugh’s effort to focus on a military brat and his feelings about his father going away for a long time.
Rush Revere and the American Revolution continues the youth series about American history written by Rush Limbaugh. This is the third book in the series and it focuses on pivotal events that took place during the American Revolution.
We got this book for our oldest daughter for Christmas and I have been waiting to read it – I had to wait until she read it first. I have read the first two books in the series and actually really enjoyed them. I usually read youth books so I know what my children are reading, but I have been looking forward to the Rush Revere books because I usually learn something new about history, too. (Historical fiction is my favorite genre.)
In the series, Rush Revere is a substitute teacher for history who owns a very special horse named Liberty. Liberty can talk, make himself invisible when he holds his breath and can travel through time. Rush Revere uses this ability of Liberty’s to take students back in time to witness historical events or he goes alone to take picture and videos to share with his class. The few students who have gone back in time in the previous books meet up for summer school sessions to learn about the American Revolution. They visit Paul Revere for his midnight ride, the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Constitutional Convention. An overlying reason for the visits are to help one student, Cam, try to understand why his father, who is in the Marines, has had to deploy.
As a military brat, I truly appreciate Rush Limbaugh’s effort to focus on a military brat and his feelings about his father going away for a long time. Military families make great sacrifices to support their military members. Children can have a hard time dealing with the lifestyle as it requires maturity and understanding of world events and issues. This is a great book for any child ages 7 and up. It will teach them about the history of this country and give them an understanding of what military children go through during a deployment.
For more information, visit www.rushrevere.com – there are many resources on that page, including a book club, videos, artwork and games.