The summer travel season is upon us once again. If your family is planning a trip to this iconic destination then the fifth book in The Adventures of Bubba Jones series is a must. The characters are fiction. but the story is loaded with true facts about the park. Previous titles include visits to The Great Smoky Mountains, then onto Shenandoah, Acadia, and Grand Canyon National Park:
In this new story the author fills you in along the way as to what has previously happened. The main characters include Tommy “Bubba Jones” and his sister, Jenny “Hug-A-Bug,” as they try to solve a park mystery. They are part of a legendary time travel family who serve to protect and preserve our national parks
Although the mystery is not that compelling, what makes this shine are the amazing facts you will learn as they time travel back meeting members of early park expeditions and Native Americans, along with many park secrets. I hadn’t been to the park since a family trip to Old Faithful Lodge back when I was about 10 years old, but my mind is already planning another trip.
Bubba Jones provides the first person narration and is a key family member making time travel possible. The author did extensive research on Yellowstone’s past, present, and future. Enrich your trip there by reading this newest volume together with your family.
FIVE MORE THINGS TO LIKE ABOUT TIME TRAVELING THROUGH YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK– The Adventures of Bubba Jones by Jeff Alt
- The trip to Yellowstone centers around a family reunion. Having relatives like Grandfather Papa Lewis, Cousin Colter, and other well informed family experts on everything Yellowstone gives readers fun insights both in the present and the past.
- Cypher code messages appear throughout to help solve the mystery. It would have been fun and engaging for young readers to solve these, but seeing how they work will motivate them to create their own.
- Full page illustrations precede each chapter. They are detailed and compliment the story well.
- No changing clothes when the family time travels to historic periods–they are automatically dressed like others from the time upon arrival! You’ll be guessing and anticipating the next wardrobe change with each trip backwards in time.
- Included are some great back pages’ material like discussion questions, a map of places visited, and a through bibliography.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jeff Alt is a talented speaker, hiking and camping expert, and an award-winning author of seven books. He is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA). He has shared his transformational “Lessons from the Trail” with thousands. He filmed a Tedx Talk about his Appalachian Trail journey. Alt holds a business/ marketing degree from the University of Toledo and a master’s degree from Miami University in Speech Language Pathology with a minor (thematic sequence) in environmental science. Jeff’s career spans several industries as an award-winning sales and marketing professional, a speech language pathologist, an educator, professional speaker and outdoor author/ writer. For over 20 years he has hosted the annual Sunshine Walk, 5k Run and Roll, inspired from his Appalachian Trail journey, which has raised over a half of a million dollars to support people with developmental disabilities. Alt has been hiking since his youth. He has walked the entire 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail, the 218-mile John Muir Trail with his wife, and he carried his 21-month old daughter along the coast of Ireland on a family hike. His son was on the Appalachian Trail at 6 weeks of age.
(For more visit Jeff’s web site)
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Love that they travel through time and are always dressed appropriately! Sounds a fun series, thanks for sharing!
I love that they time-travel back to our national parks. Thanks for sharing another book in this series.
Sounds like a book that will appeal to kids who like learning new facts!
Enjoyed this one as well. Happy MMGM to you
This sounds like a really fun series that I hadn’t seen before! Getting to learn about all these different national parks as part of a narrative is really intriguing. Thanks so much for the wonderful review, Greg!
Thanks for this review. I was wondering about clothes being different in my time travel book. You just confirmed what I planned to do!
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