Monday, November 26, 2012




Myth-Busting Columbus
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Kelly Bakshi has brought to light, the question of who came to this country first.  Although we celebrate the travels and discoveries of Christopher Columbus, Ms. Bakshi has raised many questions in this book for children to contemplate.  As a teacher herself, she has not enforced her research or beliefs in her written pages, but merely laid out the facts that lead children to come to their own conclusions. 

This book is an educational read for children, a tool for teachers, content for librarians, and a guide for parents.  Kelly Bakshi has written this book of history with twists and turns that will intrigue any student.   The pictures and illustrations are sure to capture the attention of both children and adults.

Christopher Columbus; where did he go, what did he do, and why did he do it?  What happened to him in the end?  It’s all here.  After each segment there are questions that children can ponder, and apply their own critical thinking. 

Five ***** stars plus.    Great Book!

This book was reviewed by Susan Hornbach, author of children’s literature.
                  

14 comments:

  1. Your description of her treatment of the book - laying out the facts and letting children draw their own conclusions - sounds so intriguing. Thanks for the review, Susan.

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    1. Kai, thanks for commenting. This is a great book for kids. I think Kelly did a wonderful job, and the pictures are also engaging.

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  2. Susan,
    I like reading history and biographies. Sounds well done. Thanks for the review.

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    1. Hi Linda, so glad you stopped by. Kelly outdid herself on this one. I enjoyed reading it, and I know kids will.

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  3. This is what I call a SUPER review. Who could resist buying Kelly's Christopher Columbus book after reading it. Run. . . don't walk to your nearest bookstore, and BUY!!

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    1. Margot, you're hired! LOL It is a great book, so I tell it like it is. Thanks for your wonderful comment.

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  4. Hi Susan,
    I enjoyed your review of Myth Busting Columbus. It sounds very enjoyable and educational at the same time. Bet my kids would have enjoyed way back when. Thanks for the work you put into these reviews. Quite helpful.
    Megan

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Megan. I think our kids would have enjoyed books written like this one. Kelly wrote another one titled The First Americans; also an intriguing book for kids.

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  5. Thanks for a great review and all of the support! I hope it hooks kids into history!

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    1. The way you write them Kelly, I have no doubt.

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  6. Susan,
    Children will love this book. It's a simpfiled way to learn history and it looks like a fun read too!

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  7. That's right June. All learning for children should be like this book. My daughter is now learning about alternative teaching, and how children can learn so much better with new innovative techniques. Kelly has nailed it with Myth Busting Columbus.

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  8. I love the idea for this book! Great stuff, and I hope it finds its way into lots of homes and schools...

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    1. I think it will Nancy. It's a great book for teachers, written by a teacher. Thanks for your comment, so glad you stopped by.

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