Friday, December 21, 2012

Lincoln's Legacy: Review

Lincoln's Legacy (Blast to the Past #1)
Lincoln's Legacy
Author: Stacia Deutsch, Rhody Cohon
Illustrator: David Wenzel
Series: Blast to the Past
Pages: 112


Third graders travel through time to keep history on track Abigail loves Mondays, and so does the rest of class 305. That's the day Mr. Caruthers asks them cool questions about history. Today Mr. C asks, "What if Abraham Lincoln never freed the slaves?" Abigail and her friends are ready to put their thinking caps on. But this time Mr. C wants them to do more than put their heads together-he wants them to travel back in time

Turns out the "What If?" questions are real, and Mr. C has just come back from a visit to the past. He needs their help because it looks like President Lincoln might quit and never free the slaves With a time-travel gadget and only two hours to spare, Abigail and her friends are going back to the past. But even though time traveling isn't hard, convincing Abraham Lincoln not to give up isn't going to be easy....

With a dollop of "The Magic Tree House, " a dash of "Back to the Future, " and pinch of "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, ""Blast to the Past" is a recipe for fun.

My Thoughts:

I read this book myself and then my 9 year old stepson read it. We both absolutely loved it. He said he already knew that Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves but he did learn somethings from this book. One of the things he didn't know before reading this was that they sent telegrams back then. He thought it was really good and a lot of fun to read.

The story is about a group of third graders who are asked by their teacher "What if Abraham Lincoln never freed the slaves." The group is then blasted to the past because Lincoln is going to quit and the slaves will not be freed and the children are needed to persuade him to not give up. The downside is that they only have 2 hours to accomplish this. Will they be able to do it or will history be forever changed?

This book is a lot of fun to read and there is a little history thrown in there as well which is always good. It's nice when you're children can read a book, enjoy it, and still learn a thing or two from it. I would highly recommend this book and I would absolutely love to read the other books in this series!

*I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  1. Thanks for your comment and i am following back and I will be around to check, Happy Holidays to you as well

  2. Since the Civil War is one of the areas of interest me in the academics side of things, I can say that I like playing the what if game with that part of history!

    Sounds like fun!

    1. It was a lot of fun, even for me as an adult!


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