Saturday, March 27, 2010

Miss Trimble's Trapdoor: Two Autographed Books & Bookmark Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Tabathia #5

Basic U.S. history should be common knowledge, but it is not. Many educators and parents are concerned that our students are historically illiterate. They are taught history in school, but it doesn’t seem to stick. Kids deem it boring or of little use.

My vision for the Miss Trimble’s Trapdoor book series is to fill this need in a way that will delight children, teachers, and parents alike. The first book, Miss Trimble’s Trapdoor, introduces Tyler, a struggling student who accidentally discovers a trapdoor beneath his desk that leads to a magical world in which he can visit any time in history. Readers will join Tyler as he takes several brief visits back in time and learns the value of understanding history.

Each subsequent book in the series focuses on a single U.S. history concept in much greater detail while also teaching a moral lesson. In the second book, Miss Trimble’s Trapdoor: The Perseverance of Christopher Columbus, readers follow Tyler as he works hard to make the school basketball team, all the while learning the history behind the great explorer and his voyages. Coming soon will be the next three titles: Miss Trimble’s Trapdoor: The Courage of the Pilgrims, Miss Trimble’s Trapdoor: The Independence of the Founding Fathers,and Miss Trimble’s Trapdoor: The Adventurous Spirit of Lewis and Clark. More books in the series are also planned to follow along the chronological path of major events in American history.

As Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough puts it, “Amnesia is as detrimental to society as to an individual.” My goal is to lead children to an understanding of their national heritage in a way that will engage their enthusiasm. Join Tyler, his classmates, and his teacher as we remember our history!

Book One

Tyler Thompson hates school. He does not have many friends, and never knows the answers to any of Miss Trimble’s questions. He usually ends up retreating to his quiet area in the back of the classroom so no one will bother him. But one day, Tyler gets a big shock when his nervous foot tapping unlocks a secret trapdoor beneath his desk! He discovers a dark and mysterious basement filled with old books guarded by a magical talking dog named Barnabas Bailey. Now, with the help of the books and his guide, Barney, Tyler can travel to any time in the past to learn about history up close. Maybe it’s not so bad to be Tyler Thompson after all…

Book Two

Tyler Thompson is not looking forward to October. He doesn’t know which will be worse: trying out for the basketball team or giving an oral report about Christopher Columbus in front of the whole class! But, he has a secret weapon: the magic trapdoor beneath his school desk that lets him visit any time in history. With his trusted canine guide, Barnabas Bailey, Tyler travels back in time and sets sail aboard the Santa Maria with Columbus himself. When he sees all the setbacks even a great explorer can face before reaching his goal, Tyler knows he can’t give up. Can he make the team and deliver an awesome report? One thing is for sure: he won’t stop trying.

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One lucky winner will have the chance to win these books custom autographed by the author! Plus, you'll receive a bookmark!

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  1. Jordan-Rice based the main character Tyler loosely around her own oldest son who is a bit shy.


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  11. I learned that Jordan-Rice based the main character Tyler loosely around her own oldest son who is a bit shy, and looked to all the students she has taught over the years as models for other characters with whom all kids could identify.
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  25. This series of books sounds wonderful. I checked out the site and learned that the author "Lori Jordan-Rice is a former elementary school teacher who taught in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area school districts for 10 years."

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  29. I learned that there are word searches and cross word puzzles on the website that correspond to the books.

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  37. The character Tyler is loosely based on her oldest son!

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  38. Her characters are based on people she knows and she taught elementary school for ten years.

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  39. The author is a school teacher.

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  40. The author-Lori Jordan-Rice I learned is an animal lover!

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  43. The author was a teacher from Dallas TX. Living in Harker Heights, TX she is really not far away. My grandson is very much into reading now and I'd like to win these for him. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  48. I learned that Jordan-Rice graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Texas with a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies/elementary education.

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  49. Lori Jordan-Rice is a former elementary school teacher

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  50. Lori Jordan-Rice modeled the wise talking dog, Barnabas Bailey, after a beloved pet family pet.

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  52. I learned that Lori Jordan-Rice is a former elementary school teacher who taught in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area school districts for 10 years.

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