Problems in Plymouth by Marianne Hering & Marshal Younger

Book description:

The Imagination Station Adventures continue! Patrick and Beth’s next adventure leads them to Plymouth Plantation in 1621. There they meet William Bradford, Miles Standish, and Chief Massasoit, who are trying to establish peace between the Pilgrims and the Indians. Things are anything but peaceful, however, when a musket is stolen and the Pilgrims conclude the Indians are planning war. Only Patrick and Beth know who the real thief is—the traitor Hugh—and it’s up to the cousins to find him and stop him from causing trouble. When the cousins hear a gunshot during the first Thanksgiving feast, their worst fears are realized. They rush to the Mayflower and try to set right history, even as Hugh desperately tries to change it.

My review:

I continue to love this series! It offers younger readers an interesting look at history in a way that parents can feel good about. I love the way Hering and Younger combine real and fictional characters to bring history to life.

In this book, Patrick and Beth visit Plymouth and readers gain knowledge of the Mayflower, as well as well-known pilgrims. The illustrations add to the prose and the chapters are short enough to hold the attention of even young readers during a read aloud time.

This series continues to deliver a positive alternative to the Magic Tree House series, which I love. I have yet to read any of these books that I haven’t enjoyed. On a side note, although this is a series of books, they do not need to be read in order. Each one stands alone.

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