Wednesday, July 13, 2016

More on Jefferson

Since I am related to Jefferson by marriage, he has always intrigued me.  Living in Montana now, Lewis and Clark are everywhere.  So I wanted to know more about the men involved in such an important, but often untold in history class, story.  

Opening with the tension between England and Spain and Jefferson's tension at being Secretary of State, Fenster takes us on a journey covering years and miles of territory.  So much of what we have today as the United States could definitely be called Jefferson's America.

Lewis and Clark weren't the only men Jefferson sent into the unknown west of the Louisiana Purchase.  Others, less well known, embarked on journeys of discovery to give Jefferson a toehold against Spain.  

Julie M. Fenster tells a great history lesson in an easy to read way.  Definitely worth the time to make it through all 422 pages.

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."

Not A Book, But a Game - Punderdome!

Our family LOVES puns!  As in, we have spent too many hours on car trips keeping the puns going, usually on one subject.  So when this came around, we had to grab it.

A well-crafted set of cards, pads to write on and it's game on.  

You pick two cards, one from each pile and create a pun connecting the prompts.  While it's not always easy, reading the puns on the back of the cards is worth the time and laughter.  

Definitely not for younger kids, although they would probably enjoy trying to play along, this nifty little box will go in the glove box in the car for trips.  It's better than wondering if a bear eats a zombie...

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."