Monday, April 20, 2015

Dead Sea Games: Adrift


Dead Sea Games: Adrift was an e-book I read by J. Whitworth Hazzard.  It is set in New York City where the Dead Sea covers the sidewalks and Zombies walk about just outside the cells.

One young man has been studying martial arts and he plays a game which involves surviving by killing Zombies. His friends call him Deathwish.  He really does not care what happens to him as he feels dead all ready.

He tries to save a neighbor and her son and finds that he needs the help of his friends to survive.

A very well written tale.  I liked it even though I would not normally read this type of book, but it fit the body of water catagory of this challenge.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Mystery at Jamestown

The Mystery at Jamestown: First Permanent English Colony in America! by Carole Marsh is part of America's National Mystery Book Series. It uses the names of real kids and real places.  There are internet connections that allow children to do some activities.

History is taught in a manner that is suitable for young children.  They learn about the places the children visit and follow them while they solve a mystery.  In this came the children follow clues and are looking for the person who stole some bones in order to clear their friends father of the theft.

I liked the way the mystery is presented and enjoyed learning more about American History in the process.