My dear friend Christy Monson has done it again with a wonderful new installment in her Texting Through Time series.

Micah and Alicia are back with their amazing time-traveling smartphone. In the first book, they visited Brigham Young. Next up is John Taylor. The kids time-travel back to various points in his life and get to know him, while at the same time solve a fun, intriguing puzzle.

Christy has a knack for getting historical details correct while keeping the story fresh and fun for kids. The book is packed with fascinating details about John Taylor’s life that I never knew before. I don’t know of a more engaging way for young people to learn about the prophets, and can only hope that the series will continue.

And I just have to say with a proud nod of the head: the illustrations are great! My daughter, Rosalie Ledezma, drew them.

Have you heard of a book blast? If many people plan their purchase of a book for the same day, it helps that book’s Amazon ranking tremendously. The John Taylor Texting Through Time book is set for a book blast on November 13, and Christy is sweetening the pot by holding a drawing for a free Amazon gift card. To participate, buy the book on Amazon on November 13, and then leave a comment on her blog here. You will be automatically entered in the drawing.

This book is a wonderful Christmas gift idea for the young people on your list.

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