David Crockett: by Himself
David Crockett wrote this book to tell the real stories of what happened throughout his childhood and his life. He describes many adventures he had growing up. One story he told was about how he would skip school almost everyday, but he would pretend to go to school whenever his parents would question him about it. But instead of school he would really go hide in the woods and go fishing; or he would just lay around and do nothing until school was out then would come home and pretend that nothing ever happened. He tells plenty of funny stories that had happened to him throughout his life. This is a great book for boys, but it is a little hard to read with all of the slang words he uses in the book. I'd rate this 4/5 stars.
Amos Fortune, Free Man: by Elizabeth Yates
In 1725 in Africa, Amos Fortune was the son of the At-mun-shi tribe king, and was captured by slave traders from Massachusetts. He was brought to the states to be sold as a slave. He never lost hope of one day having freedom, but it wasn't until he was around sixty years old when his hope of being free soon became true. This is an amazing true story, I'd rate this book 5/5 stars.
Snow Treasure: by Marie McSwigan
The bleak winter of 1940 was like no other. Nazi troops passed in to Peter's tiny Norwegian village and held it captive. Nobody thought they could be defeated until Peter's Uncle Victor told him how they could fool the enemy, by slipping past Nazi guards with $9 Million. This story is filled with adventure about 4 friends helping the Norwegians be free. This book is one of my personal favorites. A great read!! 5/5 stars!!!
Sign of the Beaver: by Elizabeth George Speare
Now that 12 year old Matt and his father have finished building a comfortable cabin for their family in Maine wilderness, Matt's father must leave to bring the rest of the family to the new settlement. Until the day his father returns, Matt must try to survive on his own. Matt is brave, but he's not prepared for many things he doesnt know... This was a very fun book. Not my favorite, but fun. This is especially a good book for boys who like the outdoors.
Number The Stars: by Lois Lowry
Ten year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend, Ellen Rosen, often think about the way life was before the war. It's now 1943, and their life in Copenhagen, Denmark is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching in their town. The Nazis wont stop! The Jews of Denmark are being "relocated," so Ellen, a Jew, moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be part of the family. Then Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission. Somehow she must find the strength and courage to save her her best friend's life. Theres no turning back.