This innovative guidebook and journal—part of a new series—encourages young visitors to record a personal account of their impressions of their visit to this famous Civil War battlefield, creating a keepsake to memorialize the trip. It includes built-in pockets for postcards, brochures, maps, and ticket stubs, as well as crossword puzzles, word scrambles, and other fun activities.
Kids can write in their thoughts about attractions including the Eisenhower National Historic Sight, Gettysburg National Military Park, and the Schriver House Museum, among many others. Each page features site-specific questions and activities to help youngsters get the most out of their visit.
About the Author
J. Patrick Polley was born in Detroit, received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Eastern Michigan University, and completed a master’s degree in library science at Rollins College. Her additional studies include doctoral work in philology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a year at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece. An avid reader and world traveler, and resident of Casselberry, Florida, this former scuba instructor operates a graphic design studio, Infinite Ideas & Designs, and is currently president of the Orlando chapter of Business & Professional Women. She is also the author of My Trip to Washington, D.C. and My Trip to New York, also published by Pelican.
MY TRIP TO GETTYSBURG
By J. Patrick Polley
Illustrated by Kevin R. Hanstick
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Travel
80 pp. 6 x 9
117 color photos 1 color map