Saturday, January 26, 2019

Tower of London: A Chilling Interactive Adventure

The PopSugar Reading Challenge has included a "Choose Your Own Adventure" prompt this year. When I saw that the library had a series of Chilling Interactive Adventures, I decided to give one a try to fulfill the prompt. These books take historical places and events and provide a choose-your-own-adventure plot line that is fun and educational. Each book gives historical information and descriptions of the people and events involved. This particular entry, Tower of London, takes readers on a tour of the Tower grounds. You and your friend Jerry get separated from the tour group and the various choices allow you to meet the ghosts of historical figures from Sir Walter Raleigh to Lady Jane Grey and to observe ghostly renditions of events that took place within the buildings and vicinity of the Tower...and, if you don't choose wisely, you may find yourself joining the ghostly inhabitants of the Tower.

A very good format to encourage young readers to learn about history while having adventures of their own. I thoroughly enjoyed the Choose Your Own Adventure books when I was growing up and would have loved these non-fiction-based stories had they been available then. ★★★★


Becky said...

Sounds interesting!

Bev Hankins said...

Our library has several of these historical choose your own adventure books that I think would be great for kids.