The books in the series are:
- 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
When we received the books they were wrapped with a ribbon (see the pictures below). All of the pages in the books are printed on quality, thick, paper. Throughout the book there are pictures of the group on their adventures, pictures of historical sites, portraits of historical figures, and other photos.
The students from Manchester Middle, Rush Revere, and Liberty get to experience front row seats of important events in American History. American History is presented to readers in such a fun and fascinating way you are left wanting to read more.
On page 128 in ‘Rush Revere and the American Revolution’, while Liberty and Rush Revere are watching the Battle of Concord unfold before their eyes, Liberty sums up the experience when he said:
“Seriously, these are really great seats,” said Liberty, still munching. “Standing behind this tall hedge and under this apple tree is the perfect hideout. And it is like we’re on the fifty-yard line at a football game.”
They are not only on the fifty-yard line watching events but at times they are on the field in the thick of the actual play.
About the books…
Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims
Rush Revere first meets the students while substitute teaching for an Honor’s History class. Before they find out about Liberty’s abilities he records the lessons via phone.
In this book, some of the people we meet are William Bradford, travel aboard the Mayflower, Elder William Brewster, and Squanto. We get to see the signing of the Mayflower Compact, visit the First Thanksgiving, and standing on Plymouth Rock.
Rush Revere and the First Patriots
Rush Revere finds himself invited back to Manchester Middle school to substitute teach for the same Honors History Class. The kids travel to meet Ben Franklin, Patrick Henry, and King George III. They learn about the Stamp Act, ride in a carriage in London, visit the House of Commons.
There is a bit of excitement as Liberty accidentally brings one of the famous men in history to the present. Will they be able to return him back to the past or will he be stuck in the present? They also must try and stop their classmate Elizabeth from making changes to History.
Rush Revere and the American Revolution
Robert Newman, Dr. Joseph Warren, Paul Revere, John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and George Washington are some of the people that we get to meet in ‘Rush Revere and the American Revolution’.
We get to learn about when Paul Revere was captured, the Battle of Lexington Green, and the Battle of Concord. Tommy gets a once in a lifetime learning experience when he gets to help keep a look out for John Hancock and Samuel Adams.
There are also important lessons learned as Cam applies what he has learned while travelling through History to events that he is dealing with in the present day.
*An interesting historical nugget: The Battle of Bunker Hill was actually fought on Breed’s Hill.
Rush Revere and the Star-Spangled Banner
In ‘Rush Revere and the Star-Spangled Banner’, the students from Manchester Middle School travel to the early 1800’s. They learn more about Washington D.C. while it was still called Washington City. While there they meet First Lady Dolley Madison. In present times, they explore the National Archives, the Washington Monument, and shop at the Washington Mall, visit the Capitol Building and even attend a professional baseball game.
As well, the group travels back into time in 1787 to Philadelphia. They learn about the Philadelphia Convention, meet the founders of the United States, how the Constitution of the United States of America was written as well as the Bill of Rights.
Rush Revere and the Presidency
In ‘Rush Revere and the Presidency’, Cam decides he is interested in running for Student Council President. With his dad deployed overseas, Cam asks for Mr. Revere’s assistance. He learns many lessons about what it will take to lead his fellow classmates.
In the book, we get to meet Judge Robert Livingston, watch the inauguration of George Washington as the first President of the United States, see where George Washington lived after his inauguration, meet Mrs. Washington, President Adams, Mrs. Adams, and President Jefferson.
Sweet Pea, Peanut, Lil’ Bit, and I have been enjoying the Adventures of Rush Revere! We have been reading the books aloud together in the evenings before bed. They (and I) absolutely love the series! The girls are disappointed when it is time to finish for the evening and eagerly wait to hear what happens next, the following evening. Liberty and his antics keeps us laughing as he sometimes has a hard time staying out of trouble. When I ask questions about what has happened recently in the books they are able to recall what has been going on. That doesn’t happen to all of the read a louds that we do! I am excited that they are excited to read these books with me!
I love the adventures that the gang did! My favorite book was the ‘Rush Revere and the American Revolution’. It kept me on the edge of my toes at times and the ending did leave me a bit teary eyed. I look forward to any additional books that are added to this series!!
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