Surviving Mount Rushmore

Young Adult story (actually, it’s really a chapter book)

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Four kids get lost at Mount Rushmore. Each embodies the personality one of the four presidents. Together these doppelgängers use their intellect and skill to find their way out of a hiking adventure gone all wrong.

I wrote this story fifteen years ago. It had great bones but the writing was terrible. I enjoy working on this when I find myself in need a of ‘history fix.’ It’s not a super effective way to write (bouncing around from story to story) but it does satisfy my creative itch.

Meet my version of kid presidents:

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Georgia Vernon
Georgia has no trouble taking charge of a situation. A blond haired leader who hates her shiny silver braces, Georgia keeps the group focused on their mission.

Jeff Clark
Jeff knows stuff. Rarely seen without his red head glued to a book, he finds all of those hours spent learning French and experimenting with plants just might pay off after all.

Abby Todd
Abby sees what her friends miss. A tall, quiet leader, she observes what’s happening around her and helps her friends make good choices.

Ted Rider
Ted knows adventure. The short, bespectacled boy has never met a bird or bear he didn’t love. Easily side-tracked by his various pursuits, Ted’s adventures wreak havoc for him and his friends.


→ The Companion Guide ←

*The teacher in me simply can’t help it. A companion guide will accompany this story. The story is intended to read like a fast fact scavenger hunt to learn more about these four presidents while having fun reading a cool story. It’s geared for 2nd-4th graders.

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