Thursday, 18 April 2013

Knowledge Quest, Sacagawea - TOS Review

Everyone knows we are a house full of bookworms (when we moved recently I counted 31 boxes of books) so when Knowledge Quest offered us a chance to review their latest ebook Sacagawea (Brave explorers every child should know) by Karla Akins, I was more then happy to do so.

I will be honest and say this is not the first ebook from Knowledge Quest we have used, nor will it be the last - they make history really come to life and are a staple part of our homeschool curriculum. For those of you who haven't yet discovered Knowledge Quest I should explain that they are a company dedicated to helping you enjoy and be inspired by history, they provide fantastic products including interactive maps, time lines, books and more - defiantly worth checking out.

The story is told from the perspective of Sacagawea retelling her adventures with Lewis and Clark to her son. It is written as a historical novel based upon the true story and is full of hyperlinks to explain aspects and encourage further pursuit of the topic.

The book is an engaging tale and well written but it does touch on a couple of delicate topics that will require a degree of maturity to understand (slavery & beatings) however these are mostly handled sensitively and they were accepted attitudes of the time. That said the story is inspiring - Rose has loved reading it and been fully engaged by this wonderful heroine. I have loved the additional research she has done prompted by this book and its links
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Sacagawea (Brave explorers every child should know) is aimed at readers 10+ and is available for $3.99. Knowledge Quest do offer a free sample chapter to give you a feel for the story.

You can see what my crew mates thought over at the TOS Blog

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