Ready to head farther west on the escape journey in the historical novel Gunner’s Run? Author Rick Barry keeps the plot moving and the history hints coming in this section of the adventure story. No spoilers ahead – just some extra historical details about World War II.
Interesting, this section has hints and ties to World War I, the conflict that had wracked Europe just decades earlier. Did you know that the anniversary of the end of World War I is coming up on November 11? It’s been one hundred years this year (2018). Continue reading →
From a startling moment in the “abandoned building” to beginning a faster journey west, this week’s chapter selection in Rick Barry’s Gunner’s Run offers new plot twists and possibilities. Also, there’s plenty to discuss to add a little extra history to the discussion.
There are a few spoilers in this blog post, so read with care!
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Continuing along in the young adult historical fiction book Gunner’s Run by Rick Barry… It’s four chapters this week, and the story keeps moving along as Jim continues his attempt to escape from dangerous and slightly humorous situations.
(Remember the pickle barrel?) Continue reading →
Ready for more historical fiction? We’re reading and discussing chapters 4, 5, & 6 of Gunner’s Run by Rick Barry. If you’re still reading, no worries… We don’t have any major spoilers (without warnings) in this blog post, just some extra history to go with the story!
Chapter 4 – Extra History
Let’s talk about parachutes. A couple weeks ago a friend and I were questioning the history of parachutes. When did they come into existence? When did military pilots start wearing them? Since there’s a parachute in this chapter, I thought it might be fun to share some of the history we learned… Continue reading →
It’s time for the notes from Chapters 21-22 from Max Hasting’s Inferno. We’re in the final chapters of World War II and these notes include D-Day and more battle details from the Pacific Theater.
Kids – wait a few years before reading the full text, but these chapter notes will give you the fast-facts version of the history. Continue reading →
Hey, readers – can you believe how far we’ve come in this giant book? I’m learning on every page. Are you?
Here are the notes for Chapters 19 and 20 in Max Hasting’s one volume history of World War II. Just as a reminder – although you’ve probably got this figured out by now – the book is for a mature audience, but chapter notes here on the blog are family-friendly.
Today, we’re talking about the bombing campaigns in Europe and the atrocities of the war… Continue reading →