The Fourth of July. Parades, fireworks, apple pie—and an amazing history of American freedom and revolution. Kat McGee doesn’t know what she’d do without her favorite summery celebration of all things patriotic ... but if she doesn’t travel back in time to work her holiday-saving magic, she’s going to find out—and fast.
It’s 1776. Thomas Jefferson has been kidnapped. The Declaration of Independence is gone. And the country’s brilliant past rests on a young woman from the future, aided only by (the Statue of ) Liberty, a young John Quincy Adams, and a whole lot of summer holiday spirit.
I read this book thinking that I could use it with my 5th graders when we study the the colonies and the start of the American Revolution. I think some of them might find it a bit juvenile. I think it is geared more toward 3rd or 4th graders. Having said that the story did review some of the key events during that time period and I still might use it. It is definitely a different way to present the material.