With summertime around I am wondering if your children are reading as much mine are. We really have to limit our children's reading time, because they read so much! Any time I can't find them they are off in a corner reading. What is really amazing is my 10 year old daughter loves history! She is constantly reading and then throwing out little facts she has learned. So, when I was able to choose from a list of books, I chose one with her in mind: Addie Slaughter The Girl Who Met Geronimo. We need to encourage our children to read! Just one quick thing before I share about the book. The book came in while my husband and I were out shopping one day and one of my older daughters called to let me know a package was in. I gave her permission to open it. My 10 year old had read the whole book when we arrived home a few hours later!
On with the book. Addie Slaughter The Girl Who Met Geronimo was written by Susan L. Krueger with Reba Wells. There is a bonus curriculum guide included. So, not only can it be a great educational summer read, but there are also activities that can be done. This book was published by Five Star Publications, and this book is part of their summer reading initiative to help young readers everywhere skip "the summer slide" and keep their minds active and their imaginations inspired this summer. And let me tell you this book will do that! This book was also chosen as an official Arizona Centennial Legacy Project designated by the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission as authorized by the Arizona Legislature.
"I wanted to show young readers that history is anything but boring," explains Krueger, a teacher for 32 years before retiring in 2000. "When told with passion and realism, history is exciting, inspiring, and captivating.
Here is a short description of the book Addie Slaughter The Girl Who Met Geronimo:
In first person narrative, Susan Krueger expertly speaks for Addie Slaughter, daughter of John Horton Slaughter, a Texas Ranger, famed Cochise County Sheriff and an early settler of the San Bernardino Valley in the late 1800's. The adventurous, sometimes heartbreaking, story tells of Addie's trek across the Wild West from Texas to Arizona to Oregon, eventually settling on the Slaughter Ranch near the Arizona-Mexico border. Along the way, her mother dies; she narrowly escapes a stagecoach robbery; her grandfather is rescued when their adobe ranch buildings collapse in an earthquake; her father's earlobe is shot off and Addie meets Geronimo.
I asked my 10 year old for her favorite part of the book and her reply was "All of it!" She did finally say one of her favorites was when Addie's Papa was Sheriff and went after the Jack Taylor Gang. She also mentioned when they took in a baby girl and called her Patchy, who died at the age of five. You will have to get the book and read to find out exactly what happened, and why she was called Patchy.
Remember that you can find Five Star Publications on Facebook and Twitter, where they will have exclusive Q & As with authors, giveaway alerts and fun reading tips. You can also visit their Children's online bookshelf.
I am sure both boys and girls would enjoy this book. One reader will win one book (their choice) from the list below.
1. Rattlesnake Rules
2. Addie Slaughter The Girl Who Met Geronimo
3. Cheery:The True Adventures of a Chiricahua Leopard Frog
4. Shakespeare for Children: The Story of Romeo and Juliet
5. Gunfight at the O. K. Corral
6. Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War
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Disclosure:I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post. I did Addie Slaughter The Girl Who Met Geronimo for review purposes. All quotes are from the Five Star Publications website or email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.