"That they (the older women) admonish the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:4-5

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Addie Slaughter: Book Review

For those of you who love history, you'll like this book! Similar to the Little House on the Prarie books, Addie Slaughter: The Girl Who Met Geronimo is about a young girl's life in the west during Pioneer and covered wagon days.

Addie Slaughter is written in first person narrative by Susan L. Krueger, ED.D. with Dr. Reba Wells Grandrud (a historian) to preserve the true life stories Addie Slaughter told to her daughter Adeline Greene Parks. It's filled with adventure and explanations of how things were in the Wild West days.

Addie's father was a famous sherrif and their family ran into many hardships as well as good times. The story follows young Addie from Texas to Arizona to Oregon and back to Arizona where the family finally settled near the Mexico border. The pictures are historical pictures of Addie and her family and friends and come from their albums as well as the historian's collection. This book would make a good homeschool supplement and in the back of it they include a curriculum guide with ideas for activities, discussion and additional ideas for study.

We've been reading this story aloud. My 4 year old is too young to really understand some of the events now, but as she grows older, I'm sure reading this book will provide for some good discussion. I honestly like the Little House books better because they focus more on the positive side of things, are more in depth and include Christian values. This book would still be good to include for a history study.

You can purchase Addie Slaughter from Five Star Publications for $15.95.

(Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book to read and review. All opinions are solely mine and are not influenced by anything else)



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