Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Review and Giveaway: Alone Yet Not Alone

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I love historical fiction.  I've made that clear a time or two on this blog.  I love using historical fiction in teaching my kids.  I especially love historical fiction that leans a bit more heavily towards the "historical" or "biographical" and less towards the "fiction" side of the phrase.

That is why I was particularly interested in reviewing Alone Yet Not Alone, the story of Barbara and Regina Leininger, written by Tracy Leininger Craven.  In the author notes at the back of the book, Tracy notes that her first draft of this book was written when she was nine years old, after her grandmother Leininger told her the story.

Barbara and Regina were carried away by Allegheny warriors during the French and Indian War.  Through all they endure, torn away from their family, they do not lose their faith in Jesus.

My children are all studying completely different time periods right now (Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the late Middle Ages) so this didn't fit the bill for any of them at the moment.  That meant I read it.  And next year, when at least four of them are going to be studying American history, this book is going to be a family read-aloud.  It would be a good reader for an upper elementary/middle school child too.   Or, it would make a quick filler-type of reader for a high school student.

There is a movie coming out September 27, and there is a special section in this book with photos from the movie and the filming.  I found those photos to be a lot of fun to look over.

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Brittney said...

We love living books, and I particularly like engaging children's biographies and historical fiction to bring things to life for my kids!

Walking Fruitfully said...

We love historical fiction, too!

Walking Fruitfully said...

It will be playing nearby (which means less than an hour away), but not until February. Will I even remember by then?

Melissa G. said...

I have heard this is a great book :)

Anonymous said...

My kids love to read history.