Journey to the Alamo(2006)
(The first book in the Mr. Barrington's Mysterious Trunk series)
A novel by Melodie A Cuate
"To teach kids history, try time travel. Cuate, a veteran schoolteacher, spins the tale of a seventh-grader Hannah, her brother Nick, and her friend Jackie. They are intrigued by a mysterious trunk belonging to Hannah's new history teacher. When they open it, something magical happens, and they travel back in time to the Alamo, where the famous siege is underway. . . . Are they stuck in 1836 forever?" - Southern Living"Hannah stared a second time at the crumbling fossil of a building before her. Her eyes opened wide. This was the same building as the wooden figure Nick had taken from her. This building was the Alamo, the Alamo of the past! Mr. Barrington's voice echoed in her mind, 'You will choose an event in Texas history and become part of it.'"Hannah finds nothing adventurous about the seventh grade - until she meets her new Texas history teacher, Mr. Barrington, who brings in a mysterious trunk and assigns an unusual project: to become a part of history. While seeking inspiration among the historical artifacts contained in the trunk, Hannah, her brother Nick, and her friend Jackie are suddenly thrown back through time, finding themselves at an old Spanish mission in San Antonio. It's the Alamo, and the famous battle is about to begin!Join Hannah, Nick, and Jackie as they dodge cannonballs and bayonets; meet William Barret Travis, David Crockett, and Jim Bowie; and learn valuable lessons about honor and the importance of history.
November 2006 : USA Hardback