Fables of the Flag (Fables of the Flag #1) by Ethan Coffee
Series: Fables of the Flag #1
Published On: February 24, 2012
Genres: Historical Fiction, Middle Grade
Source: For Review
The Short, Sweet, and Spoiler-Free Blurb:
Jack Preston, an ordinary kid on his 8th grade trip to Washington DC, finds himself mysteriously transported back in time to 1720 Massachusetts. Finding a world without cars, phones and other conveniences of modern life takes some getting used to, but he’s even more surprised to meet a young Founding Father, Ben Franklin.
Fables of the Flag is about a boy, Jack, who travels back in time and meets a young Benjamin Franklin. The story was cute, but I was not a big fan of the writing. It felt like too much telling and not enough showing. Some things weren’t fleshed out like they could of been like why Ralphie is even friends with Jack if he is always getting him in trouble. The dialogue felt awkward and the plot was a little too convenient sometimes. There wasn’t a ton of historical facts in this book, but I did like that the story kind of sets up how Benjamin Franklin got the idea for his famous kite experiment. Overall, I think kids might like this book as a way to learn more about American history and become more interested in it.
Content Rating: Everyone
I received this book for review from the author, Ethan Coffee, in exchange for an honest review. I was not told what to say, I was not paid to write this review and all the opinions expressed are my own.