Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Review: Rupert's Parchment by:Eileen Cameron
About the Book:
In the year 1215, Rupert, son of a local parchment maker, has a ringside seat at the sealing of Magna Carta at Runnymede, the English meadow by the River Thames. In this great charter of freedom, King John pledged to honor the rights and liberties of free men in England. Centuries later, Magna Carta influenced the birth of American freedoms. RUPERT'S PARCHMENT, a work of historical fiction, offers children an authentic experience as they live through this exciting time with Rupert and witness and celebrate with him this historic event.
Rupert was a young boy that may on some level anticipated his family's role history as the son of a local parchment maker. The people of their village come to them for important documents to be made and taken care of. But the year 1215 happened to be a turbulent one for all the people in this general area. There were rebel barons making their demands and it was up to the King to make allowances or fear the very worst. The Magna Carta would be the premier example on how other countries followed in their footsteps to seek their own freedoms, as well.
The author, Eileen Cameron takes this famous historic event along with this fictional character and interests young children today. It's very important for today's children to learn the significance of all historic happenings and see how each directly relates. And this little boy gets a first hand look in the history of his country and your child can too! You will learn more about this document and see how it shaped that country's history. It is best recommended for ages 4-8.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.