I love the Little Miss History series, and find them enjoyable to read even as an adult. As a "Brit", with a shameful knowledge of American history, I found this one particularly fascinating! The simple explanation of the American civil war, with when and why it was fought, and names of leaders, was in fact very helpful to me. The whole book is written at an ideal level for kids to understand, and the amazing illustrations on every page help to highlight the story, and to show historical places and scenes of relevance. The somber black and white colours of much of this 4th book also help to convey the sad nature of the history of Ford's Theatre, but are offset by plenty of colour to keep the illustrations alive. I was amazed by the photo of a tower of books about President Lincoln in a museum, and am sure kids will be "wowed" by that too!
A great addition to the Little Miss History series (and to that tower of books!)
Barbara Ann Mojica has created yet another educational and fun children's book with her newest release, Little Miss History Travels to Ford's Theater. This book, the fourth in the series, relates the history of Ford's Theater from its beginning as a church, subsequent evolution into a theater, sad location of Lincoln's assassination to its final purpose as a preserved historic site. Fitting the era, the terrific illustrations are presented in vintage sepia, black and white. Bright colors splash the pages to appeal to children. History truly is fun with this series.
The Amazon page does not list an age range for this book. Although the format of the book is similar to picture book, the information presented could appeal to older children, as well. While the story is kept simple enough for them to understand, it is not condescending, and being based on true events in history could help hook young children into a lifelong love of reading.
The Little Miss History series has been awarded the coveted B.R.A.G. Medallion (Book Readers Appreciation Group). The group's rigorous review process supports indie authors and provides an authentication of books that have not been vetted by agents or publishers. Being presented a B.R.A.G. Medallion is a true honor. Well deserved, Ms. Mojica!
We are proud to announce that LITTLE MISS HISTORY TRAVELS TO FORD'S THEATER by Barbara Ann Mojica is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!