|Filigree's Midnight Ride|
My Two Cents: Filigree's Midnight Ride is the first book of the At the Heels of History series, a fun premise where dogs tell historical tales (kinda' like the Wishbone Adventures series). Aside from that great angle,
I think young readers will really gain background knowledge on the Revolutionary War for later retrieval during social studies curriculum. Filigree's Midnight Ride would also be a great fit for 4th - 6th grade striving readers. As an added bonus, there are author’s notes at the book’s end which add clarifications on real history. Very well-done start to a new series sure to be a hit with the historical fiction and/or animal tales young readers able to read easy early chapter books (some disciplinary vocabulary encouragement will be needed though). Good for elementary school library purchase.
Genre: Historical Fiction, Animal Tales, Early Chapter Books
Age: 6-9 / Grades 2-4 and good for striving readers too
Thank You to Blue Slip Media for my review copy
Publisher: Simon & Schuster / McElderry Books
Date: August 2019
Topics: Paul Revere's Ride, Revolutionary War, Colonialism
Themes: Friendship, Citizenship, Courage, Patriotism
Character: Fun and interesting group of patriot doggies.
Plot: The British Are Coming!!!
You can buy Filigree's Midnight Ride HERE
You'll learn more about school visits, find a curriculum guide, and mazes and puzzles for added fun!
Author Pam Berkman usually writes books for grown-ups. Filigree's Midnight Ride (and the Heels of History series) is her first series for kids. You can read more about her on her website > HERE
Author Dorothy Hearst has in publishing for over 20 years and is the author of The Wolf Chronicles trilogy. You can read more about her on her website > HERE
Illustrator Claire Powell is an illustrator who lives in London. You can read more about her on her website > HERE
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