Calvert the Raven in The Battle of Baltimore by Jonathon Scott Fuqua
Calvert the Raven in The Battle of Baltimore is an interesting book that makes it easy to teach kids about the War of 1812. How many times have you been ready to doze during a history lesson? For Daniel, the young boy in the story, history is boring. Plus, according to his teacher, Daniel has written a terrible paper on the War of 1812.
While pondering his teacher’s note and possible punishments from his parents, a raven shows up to take Daniel back in time to the Battle of Baltimore. Daniel sees that bombs and cannons, and brave men fighting can’t possibly be boring. Calvert doesn’t give it all away, he lets Daniel think America may lose and alter the course of history. As they travel through time, Daniel longs to be home with his family and safe in his bed.
This book is the first in the Flying Through History series. The bright and colorful illustrations bring the War of 1812 to life in a fun way. Add this great title to your collection for patrons age seven to ten.
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