About the Book
Author: Carole P. Roman
Illustrator: Paula Tabor
Genre: Children's Book/History
Number of Pages: 58
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Publication Date: June 18, 2016
Summary: Join Carole P. Roman and travel through time to visit the most interesting civilizations throughout history in her exciting new series. Learn what kind of food you might eat on the Oregon Trail, the clothes you wore in in the American West, what your name could be in the 19th century, and what children did for fun once their many chores were done. If You Were Me and Lived in...does for history what her other award-winning series did for culture. So get on-board this time-travel machine and discover the world through the eyes of a young person just like you.
I love how the author tells the story as though the reader is experiencing the adventure first hand. Sentences like "You had to milk the cow, while your sister gathered wood..." and "You herded the animals through the rushing river.." and many others pulled me in and I could visualize the wagon train, feel the warm sun on my face, and see the prairie grass swaying in the breeze.
At the end of the book there is a section of famous people who lived in the American West as well as a glossary to help readers understand unfamiliar terms.
I really like this series with the vivid illustrations and ample knowledge of the time period. Readers are able to easily absorb the abundance of historical information available within the pages.
I highly recommend picking up a copy.