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September 19, 2016


Time Traveling Through Shenandoah National Park
Book Two
by Jeff Alt
Illustrated by
Hannah Tuohy

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 After inheriting legendary time travels kills from their Papa Lewis, Tommy "Bubba Jones," and his sister Jenny "Hug -a-Bug," embark on a Shenandoah National Park adventure to solve a family mystery. From the moment they reach the park entrance, the excitement begins. They travel back in time hundreds, thousands, and millions of years and come face to face with extinct creatures, endangered species, the areas first inhabitants, past presidents, former park residents, and some of the park founders. They travel deep into mountain hollows, up onto Talus mountain slopes and discover more about Shenandoah than they ever imagine. Explore Shenandoah National Park with Bubba Jones and family in a whole new way.

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: A National Park Series (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Beaufort Books (August 25, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0825308313
  • ISBN-13: 978-0825308314

Jeff AltJeff Alt is an award winning author and avid out door enthusiast. His other books include: The Adventures of Bubba Jones, Time Traveling Through The Great Smoky Mountains, Four Boots -One-Journey, Get Your Kids Hiking, and A Walk for Sunshine.  Each of his books have received high praise from readers and educators all over the world. Jeff is a member of the Outdoor Writer's Association of American and the Author's Guild. He has walked the Appalachian Trail, the John Muir Trail with his wife, he carried his 21 month old daughter across Ireland and his son was on the Appalachian Trail at six weeks of age. Jeff has spent over a decade perfecting his ability to engage kids of all ages and grades to learn as a school based speech language pathologist. He has no combined his educational experience with his outdoor talents in writing The Adventure of Bubba Jones series.   JEFF ALT

Hannah Tuohy is a children's book illustrator based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended Oklahoma State University and graduated with a BFA in graphic design, emphasizing illustration. Since graduating, Hannah has illustrated over a dozen children's books including No Sand in the HouseWondering and The Oyster's Secret. She is also a member of SCBWI. When she isn't busy working on commissions, Hannah spends her time filling up her sketchbook and brainstorming new story ideas with her husband, Justin. The Adventures of Bubba Jones is the first chapter book series Hannah has illustrated.

These are wonderful books for introducing the National Parks that are in America.  Many children may never have the opportunity to visit these parts so the author is giving them that chance.   The books are so well written that you will feel you are taking the journey along with Bubba Jones.   The author gives information about the history and geography of the Shenandoah National Park.   You get to travel and see Rockfish Gap, Front Royal, the Loft, Lewis Mountains, Big Meadow and they are described so well that you can feel you are actually climbing them, touching the vegetation that grows on them.  The author lets you get to know things about the founders, residents the different animals that make their homes there.   It doesn't matter what your interest is, the author has included it in this book.   Added into the book is a secret coded message that goes with a secret mission. What could that be all about?    Amidst all this fun there is a lesson to be learned.  Respect what nature has given us, all of us.    So if you can't travel by car, you can travel through books and the best is, when you're done with the book, you can save for later to travel again and gain new insights. You may want to grab copies of the other travels of Bubba Jones and visit some new places.  I'm going to.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author, Jeff Alt in exchange for my unbiased and honest review     

I would give this book 5 STARS, 


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