Thursday, April 7, 2016
Middle Grade Thursdays: Alamo All-Stars
Here are 5 things I learned while reading Alamo All-stars, the seventh book in Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series.
1) One of the leaders of the Texas colony, Stephen Austin, pushed for peace at every turn, and only agreed to go to the fight with Mexico when it was obvious that there was no alternative.
2) We may think of Texas as a warm state, but the Mexicans marched through snow to get to the Alamo.
3) Davy Crockett fought and died at the Alamo.
4) Mexican president, Santa Anna, ordered 300+ Texans to be executed by being shot in the back.
5) Sometimes a series can get tired or formulaic. No worries with that happening here. Hale changes things up a bit; even the characters remark on it! This is one not to be missed.