Auntie Book Fairy — Rescue on the Oregon Trail by Kate Messner

Today, I am visiting my nephews’ classrooms as Auntie Book Fairy. I visit T’s fourth grade classroom to share Capture the Flag and A’s third grade classroom to share Ranger in Time: Rescue on the Oregon Trail, both by Kate Messner. I will book talk each title and leave copies of each to be a part of their classroom libraries.

 Ranger in Time: Rescue on the Oregon Trail

Kate Messner

Scholastic Press, 2015

You can watch a brief trailer on the book here.

A little bit about the story from the publisher:

Meet Ranger! He’s a time-traveling golden retriever who has a nose for trouble . . . and always saves the day!

Ranger has been trained as a search-and-rescue dog, but can’t officially pass the test because he’s always getting distracted by squirrels during exercises. One day, he finds a mysterious first aid kit in the garden and is transported to the year 1850, where he meets a young boy named Sam Abbott. Sam’s family is migrating west on the Oregon Trail, and soon after Ranger arrives he helps the boy save his little sister. Ranger thinks his job is done, but the Oregon Trail can be dangerous, and the Abbotts need Ranger’s help more than they realize!

Why I like it:

  • It has a wee bit of magic with the time-traveling dog, but it is also packed full of adventure and interesting stuff about history.
  • Kate Messner makes really exciting books that make me want to keep reading as one chapter ends.
  • I like books where I learn new stuff as I go, but it is still really entertaining.
  • It’s a series! Danger in Ancient Rome is set to come out this June.

You might like it if . . .

  • You like adventure books like The Magic Tree House series.
  • You like dogs.
  • You like learning about history.

Visit the author’s website when you have permission from your teacher or parent!

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