This book tells a story about real people and how they met Dr. King. A really neat way to learn about history and civil rights. Two of the characters are my mother and father!
It was just great! The students were excited about it and some said they really wanted to write a book. It was very worthwhile and neat to see an author who may become very well known in the years to come.
Papa Lemon reminds us of the power of our imaginations to engage us personally. The Magic Train becomes our vehicle into the lives and experiences of those who have come before us. Now that I have traveled with the Little Wanderers in to 1963 America, I am anxious to go on another journey. I recommend your series for schools, and other organizations and community programs, and Papa Lemon as a storyteller, not just for the Little Wanderers, but for all our children.
I thought he was great!
I recently purchased this book for my 9-year-old niece. My family was having trouble getting her to practice reading, and I thought she might like to read the story of Dr. Martin Luther King on MLK Day. She sat down and read the entire book without complaining, and when I told her that I was going to get her other Papa Lemon books, she wrote me the following e-mail: I WOOD LOVE TO READ THE PAPA LEMON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE KARLEE So it appears we still need to work on spelling and gram… Read more
My 8 year old son thought this book was great. “It just pulls you in the first few pages, and keeps going from there”. I don’t think he knew much about Babe Didrikson before this book, but he has a great appreciation of her after reading it. At 47 pages, it’s a quick, easy read with bright, colorful illustrations. We’ll have to read the previous books now…
The Adventures of Papa Lemon’s Little Wanderers Book 5: The California Gold Rush” is a history lesson via time travel for the Little Wanderers, an adventurous multicultural band of time explorers who have the wonderful guidance of the neighborhood grandparents, Papa Lemon and Mama Sarah. For this adventure, the time dial is set for 1848 and the California Gold Rush, but somehow the group overshoots their date with destiny and lands in 1851. What will happen? Clearly illustrated portraits show th… Read more
It was great for our sixth graders to see a real author. He was very candid about what it’s been like for him to develop his books over the last few years. Thanks for setting this up!
Papa Lemon’s Little Wanderers have once again stumbled into the chance to turn a school assignment into a life lesson. After competing in their fifth grade championship baseball game they reminisce with Papa Lemon and Mama Sarah about the great Babe Didrikson. Well at least Nikki does. The rest of the crew are not quite sure who this Babe is. So with the help of Papa Lemon and Mama Sarah’s encouragement they hop on the train and head back in time. Twice! With this installment of the Papa Lem… Read more
Life is sweet when your children read Papa Lemon books….they teach our children the much needed important lessons of a morally grounded and spiritually rooted life. Thank you Papa!