Review of Saving Dr. Warren … A True Patriot
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The Children’s Book Review
Written by Jeffery J. McKenna
Age Range: 12+ | 336 Pages
Publisher: Jeff McKenna | ISBN-13: 978-0999901205
What to Expect: Historical fiction, time travel, magical realism, patriotism.
Steve is an eight-grader with a passion for history. He is deeply patriotic, immensely knowledgeable about his country’s past, and a powerful writer as well. When Steve wins a 9/11 essay-writing contest his penchant for patriotism takes a bizarre twist, and his prize-winning essay catches the attention of a secret society and the guardian of a time-travel talisman. Armed with a musket ball of extraordinary power, Steve is able to travel back in time to experience the Boston Tea Party, the ride of Paul Revere, and the beginning of the American Revolution for himself, as well as exploring other pivotal moments in American history, from WWII to 9/11. Through his riveting adventures, the stories of the men and women who have fought for US freedoms and values are brought vividly to life.
It can be easy to forget, when sitting in a school history classroom, that history is about real people with amazing stories and not just about facts and figures. The best historical fiction reminds us of this by bringing the stories of the past to life and inviting us to imagine the thoughts, feelings, hopes, and dreams of the people who came before us. With its gripping and sometimes heart-wrenching narrative, Saving Dr Warren reminds me of Lynne Reid Banks’ classic The Indian in the Cupboard series. Backed up by meticulous historical research and illustrated with real archival photographs, the novel uses believable and sympathetic characters and an exciting time-travel narrative to bring history to life and also to illuminate the common threads that underpin American patriotism.
This volume would make a great classroom aid, but Saving Dr. Warren … A True Patriot is also a riveting read in its own right and sure to be a favorite with historical fiction enthusiasts.
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About the Author
Jeff Mckenna resides in a peaceful Southern Utah town amidst the red rocks that make up National Parks like Zion and Arches. He loves mountain biking over the brightly colored sandstone that surrounds him, as well as new trails he finds when he goes on cross-country RV trips with his wife. Along with reading entertaining historical fiction novels, Jeff believes a great way to learn to love America is by exploring her beautiful landscape and visiting cities and states from sea to shining sea.
Jeff’s love for his country is what has fostered his love for writing. Uncovering America’s history can be messy, but Jeff dives in with both hands to uncover what lies hidden in our nation’s past. He loves to reveal forgotten heroes and help them come alive for young Americans as they race through the pages of his historical fiction novel, Saving Dr. Warren… “A True Patriot.”
Jeff would love to hear about the American heroes you’ve discovered as you’ve dived into history!
For more information, visit https://www.jefferyjmckenna.com/
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