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Fantastic voyages

Richard Hardin III (aka Ricky), stars in the

Richard Hardin III (aka Ricky), stars in the books his grandpa has written especially for him. Photo Credit: Handout

Ricky’s Dream Trip through the Solar System (published 2010)
While visiting each of the planets, Pop Pop teaches Ricky about the solar system and inventions like the Mars Rover used to learn more about them.

Ricky’s Dream Trip to Colonial America (published 2011)
Ricky and Pop Pop visit Independence Hall in Philadelphia on July 1, 1776, as the delegates from the 13 colonies discuss whether they should vote to separate from Great Britain.

Ricky’s Dream Trip to Ancient Egypt (published 2012)
Ricky and Pop Pop meet Tutankhamun, the 12-year-old boy who was king of Egypt. The book was dedicated to Stevenson’s wife, Ruth, an avid Egyptologist, who died last September from complications related to Alzheimer’s disease.

Ricky’s Dream Trip to Ancient Greece (published 2012)
Ricky and Pop Pop meet Alexander the Great and his teacher, Aristotle. Ricky competes in the Olympics.

Ricky’s Dream Trip to Ancient Rome (published 2012)
Ricky and Pop Pop meet Julius Caesar when he was a teenager and help rescue him after he is sentenced to death by the Roman leader Sulla.
 

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