Back to Paul Revere, by Beatrice Gormley

Paul Revere Pic

I love the cover image of this book, Travelers Through Time #2: Back to Paul Revere, Beatrice Gormley, (1994, 143 pages) and the two others in the series. The kids look like they are playing statues and they excel at it.

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Book description from Goodreads:

Matt, Emily, and Jonathan use their grandfather’s invention to travel back in time to the American Revolution, and they are excited when they see history in the making, until Matt, along with Paul Revere, is captured by the British.

This story is pretty much the prototypical middle grade time travel tale. There is a little bit of danger, but not too much, a little bit of humor, but not too much, a little history lesson, but again, not too much. It was pleasant enough. I believe I would have enjoyed it more if I had more background knwoledge re Paul Revere’s famous ride. Unless a student is particularly interested in the period, or a mad devotee of time travel fiction, I don’t think they would be excited about this book. The book is currently out of print, but there are several used copies available.


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I blog about middle grade and YA time travel books. I'm the author of Time Jump Coins.
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5 Responses to Back to Paul Revere, by Beatrice Gormley

  1. Reminds me of the commercial out right now with Paul Revere…on his cell phone. 🙂

  2. I remember the cover of Back to the Titanic. Maybe my kids read it when they were younger. 🙂

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