Rush Revere Historical Series Review
I found the Rush Revere historical series quite by accident this past winter. When I let Jake listen to the first one he was hooked! When we were given the whole set of audio-books and hardback books to review he was absolutely thrilled! (And so was I!) The ones we reviewed were: Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims, Rush Revere and the First Patriots, Rush Revere and the American Revolution, Rush Revere and the Star Spangled Banner and Rush Revere and the Presidency. We were also given Liberty, the stuffed horse (my kids fought over this!), and a Rush Revere drinking tumbler.
We got 5 audio and print copy books. The audio books are about 6 hours long each on individual cds (about 5 cds/book) and great for listening on the go or for kids who aren’t independent readers. My husband loves to listen to them on trips 🙂 Jake just loves to listen anytime (I have to MAKE him turn them off, lol). Rush Limbaugh (the author) reads the books and I have to say, does a fantastic job. He’s got a terrific reading style. It keeps everything interesting and you really get into the books. (Even me, though I prefer reading over listening really enjoyed these). The print books are extremely high quality and are full of thick paper (not your normal book paper but more like parchment or lighter card stock) that has tons of color paintings throughout. I was extremely impressed with the book quality!
So, what are these books about? The answer is: American History! This has to be my son’s favorite subject ever so these were perfect for us! We start out with the Pilgrims and get to time travel with them across the ocean with Liberty (the horse), Rush Revere (the history teacher) and various kids (Tommy and Freedom primarily). They are full of adventure, very historically accurate and hold your attention from beginning to end! They are also funny. I thought it was hilarious that the history teacher at the modern day school was named Mrs. Borrington 😉
So, who are these for? Honestly we use them in our homeschool as part of our history program. They definitely aren’t full of dry names and dates but living history. So they are wonderful for homeschoolers. But if you aren’t a homeschooler they are still awesome. You can use them to supplement your child’s learning on car trips or sick days or just for fun. (they’ll love them and so will you!). I want to also mention that these use a strong Christian lens to view our American history. They don’t Christianize our history but instead present a realistic view of our Christian American heritage. There is a difference. One whitewashes everything to make is appear all-Christian and one actually portrays what really happened without erasing the Christian foundation to be politically correct.
I loved how these went pretty in-depth to show what socialism is and how it was rejected by the founding Pilgrims because it simply does not work!
I love this series and hope there will be more to come!
disclaimer: I received these for my fair and honest review. I was not compensated in any other way and was not required to give positive review!