Journey to Gonzales
This is book three of the author’s Mr. Barrington’s Mysterious Trunk series. This time a ghost comes to lead friends Hannah, Jackie and Nick back to 1835 and in the middle of events leading up to the Battle of Gonzales.
Nick reunites with historical characters Johnny, Will, and Galba, who will become Alamo defenders. Hannah and Jackie, in their quest to bring back Nick safely to the present, wind up in the custody of kindly Lieutenant Ramirez, and on the Mexican side of the line being drawn between American settlers and the army that led to the Battle of Gonzales.
The children learn both how out of place they are, and that some things like loyalty, foolishness, and family, don’t change with the generations. If only every social studies class could be infused with this kind of living history touched with magic! For middle readers.