Grandpa Andrews says to know how another person feels, you have to walk a mile in his moccasins,” Jack said. “And the time machine will let people do that, Mollie said.
Jack and Mollie accidentally activate their parent’s time machine and find themselves whirled back into Kansas’ past where they witness their state’s history in the making.
Travel back in time with fourth grade twins, Jack and Mollie, in this illustrated chapter book and meet those who are now part of Kansas history. Go with the twins as they travel through time and find themselves walking in the moccasins of others. Among their experiences: living as Kanza Indians in 1620, riding an orphan train where new parents await the children, hiding with other scared runaway slaves in a dark cellar and meeting Abraham Lincoln, witnessing discrimination as first grade classmates of Langston Hughes in a non-integrated school, arriving at Fort Riley where they meet Comanche, the famous horse of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, again becoming Indian children in the harsh early days of the Haskell University, and attending a dance where they hear the first ever rendition of the state song, Home on the Range.
“When it comes to formulating adventure, it’s hard to imagine anything more compelling than a time machine. That’s exactly the thrill that envelops fourth grade twins, Jack and Mollie, in this illustrated chapter book. An excellent way to introduce Kansas’ rich history to young readers. Echoes of Kansas Past would be an ideal gift for the young reader in your family.” —Larry Freeze, Kansas Country Living Magazine
About the Author
Eunice Boeve, who was born and raised in Montana and Idaho, has spent nearly all of her adult life in Kansas. She writes for both adults and children usually in the genre of historical fiction. She and her husband raised four children and also have five grandchildren. In addition to her family, she loves books, the outdoors, and writing stories.
About the Illustrator
Julie Peterson-Shea has loved creating things since she was a child in small town Nebraska. Some of her favorite media are pencil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, and ceramics. For more than 17 years she has taught art at USD #325 in Phillipsburg, Kansas. She earned her BA and MFA from Fort Hays State University. Julie is the lucky wife of Randie and the mother of 5. They share their home with 7 very pampered felines.