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The Jericho River: An Adventure Through History and a Tool for Teachers

The Jericho River: An Adventure Through History and a Tool for Teachers

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A tool for history teachers and for homeschooling and an adventure for readers ...

Winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the London Book Festival. Bronze Medalist in the Readers' Favorite Book Reviews & Awards Contest.

History isn't names and dates -- it's an adventure. And so is THE JERICHO RIVER.

Teachers and parents use this YA historical fantasy novel as a supplemental reading assignment, covering the ancient Middle East and Western Civilization. It educates and entertains middle and high school students, weaving real history and myth into an engaging adventure. THE JERICHO RIVER is ideal for world history, world cultures, ancient history, Western Civilization, and other social studies classes, as well as for school libraries and homeschooling. Teachers and parents will love the free, curriculum-aligned resources, including lesson plans, maps, timelines, and illustrations.

The Jericho River flows through a magical world shaped by myth and history. Young Jason Gallo sails the river on a dangerous quest to rescue his father. He battles minotaurs and pirates, flees barbarians, stumbles into mummies' tombs, and outwits philosophers, fairies, and scientists.

The river flows like a timeline, carrying the young man through historic lands -- Sumer, the pharaohs' Egypt, Classical Greece, Medieval Europe, and more -- winding its way through the ancient Middle East and Western Civilization. Professor Gallo, Jason's father, is a historian, and his notes outline the journey, revealing the truth about Cleopatra, King Arthur, and the fall of the Roman Empire. He explains how a French lawyer's son became king of Sweden, as well as the origins of coffee, the cat, chivalry, the Atlantis myth, and much more.

Will Jason find his father in time to rescue his crumbling family? Or will he be trapped by the past?THE JERICHO RIVER will enliven any class and teach students to love history

Author: David W. Tollen
Publisher: Winifred Press
Published: 04/27/2018
Pages: 354
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.99lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.50w x 0.79d
ISBN: 9780985451745

About the Author
David W. Tollen earned his B.A. in history from U.C. Berkeley and went on to earn law degrees from Cambridge University and Harvard Law School. He's passionate about history and enjoys writing imaginative stories that spread knowledge of the past, and of science too. In addition to writing books, he speaks about history and blogs at David also writes and speaks about the law. He's the author of the American Bar Association's bestselling manual on technology agreements, The Tech Contracts Handbook ( the number-one bestseller for the Intellectual Property Section of the A.B.A. His law writing follows the same pattern as his history and fiction: he works to make large, complex topics simple and fun. David practices intellectual property and technology law with Sycamore Legal P.C., a San Francisco firm he founded. He lives in Northern California with his wife, a teacher, and their two sons. For more information, please visit

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