Synopses & Reviews
Americans have always been a people on the move. Journeys in Time maps twenty journeys that have shaped our national past. These are stories of change of pilgrims and pioneers, soldiers and children, explorers and adventurers building new lives and finding new worlds. From a cabin boy who sailed with Columbus to a Union soldier and a young migrant farm worker, these journeys changed the lives of those who took them.
"A great way to get readers interested in the U.S.'s past and people." Booklist, ALA
Paddle in a birchbark canoe with the Anishinabe and brave the Atlantic with the Pilgrims. Drag cannons across the icy Hudson for George Washington and meet the West with Lewis and Clark. Journeys in Time takes you on twenty journeys that have shaped our national past, allowing you to follow in the footsteps of the real people who made American history.
A tiny whaling village along the Pacific in 1490, New Plymouth as the Pilgrims settled in, Fort Mose as it welcomed African Americans escaping from slavery, Gettysburg on the day that decided the Civil War . . . Places in Time offers a birdand#8217;s-eye view of twenty sites where American history was made. Each page opens an unforgettable window to the past, where you can find out just what it was like to live in one place on one day in our nationand#8217;s history.
About the Author
Susan Buckley has developed more than ten elementary social studiesprograms and was the general editor of Houghton Mifflin's Wethe People. She has written many history and geography books forchildren and teachers. She lives in New York City.Elspeth Leacock is an educator and writer. She helped to develop an award-winning series of textbooks for inner-city children. She has also written several books, numerous textbooks, and articles for children's magazines, and she has even created a game called Geography BrainquestRodica Prato is an illustrator who lives and works in New York. She illustrates for books and magazines on a wide range of subjects. Most recently, she has illustrated The Making of a Steinway Piano, The Gardener's Apprentice, and three books for Martha Stewart.