Mira’s Diary is a fabulous and fun way to travel through time. Yes, this book involves time travel, history, mystery and adventures!
In Home Sweet Rome Marissa Moss takes us on a journey back to the 16th century with Mira, a modern day girl. Her previous book, Lost in Paris, was a similar adventure.
The book is imaginative and entertaining. Kids will also get a glimpse into what it was like to live in historical times. This is exactly the kind of book that I would have enjoyed as a child. It’s written in a way that is fun for kids, but they’ll actually pick up on some facts and get a feel for history while they’re enjoying the story.
Mira’s Diary is recommended for kids ages 9 and up. If you have a younger child who is ready for chapter books, it can work for them as well.
Mira’s Diary: Home Sweet Rome
by Marissa Moss
Pub. date 4/2/13
Synopsis: “As if traveling to a new country in search of her missing mother weren’t difficult enough, Mira has to do it dressed as a boy. In a different century. A new postcard from her time-traveling mother points Mira to the 16th century Rome. But before she can rescue her mom, she must follow the clues left around the city to find Giordano Bruno, a famous thinker and mathematician, who discovered something so shocking that important Italian officials don’t want it revealed. All the while avoiding the Watchers—time-traveling police who want Mira back in her own time. It’s another whirlwind adventure for Mira, and this time she is determined to bring her mother out of the past.”
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