Monday, May 4, 2015

CHILDRENS' BOOK REVIEW: CHANNING O'BANNING AND THE TURQUOISE TRAIL by Angela Spady




At 55 years old it would be foolish of me to recommend a children’s book purely based on what I think thus I have commissioned my 7 year old grandson. My grandson and I began reading CHANNING O’BANNING AND THE TURQUOISE TRAIL by Angela Spady together. This is a chapter book and though my grandson enjoyed our time together and he showed a lot of interest in the book his attention decreased by chapter four. My ten year old granddaughter, on the other hand, seemed to find something to do in the room I was reading to her brother.  
CHANNING O’BANNING AND THE TURQUOISE TRAIL is a very enjoyable read appropriate for both girls and boys who are ready for chapter books. The author gradually introduces Native American history which adds to the value of the book.
The story line reads very well. The reader is introduced to friends digging in the school grounds and like a puzzle gradually develops chapter by chapter.
Of course my grandson wanted me to hear more. Of course my granddaughter kept finding reasons to be in the room as I read. The truth is I could not wait to read the next chapter, the book is good.
I recommend this book, though I am not versed in Native American history there is also 7 facts on Native Americans at the end of the book which adds even more value.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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