Step into the Room 17 pod and travel back in time with room 17, where history really does come alive, the third book in this curriculum series. This time go back to the time of the founding of the missions. Find out what our heroes bring back with them from the past and what they learn about San Diego's Mission de Alcala. And what is the Dark Angel? Why and how does Jacob Learner become a true buckaroo? Will there be another trip in the pod through time, or will this be the last trip? And if you are a history buff, can you guess why they were sent to this time and place? Written by retired fourth grade teacher and artist, Paula Parton, and especially geared for the pre-teen crowd, this book is nothing less than fun through and through. Room 17- Where History Comes Alive - Missions is, as are all of Parton's Room 17 Books, historically true to fact, entertaining, funny, and educational. Learning is fun and Bellissima is here to prove it through all the children's books it publishes! Even if your child doesn't seem to like history, he or she will love history after reading the Room 17 Book Series by Paula Parton! Remember that books are a mind investment, and you cannot go wrong with a Bellissima book. Before school starts in the fall, or to gear up after school begins, or to review your history lessons, or just for pure entertainment---anytime is the perfect time to buy a Paula Parton Room 17 Book. So read them all, have fun, and learn something while you are at it! Meets California fourth grade social studies/history curriculum standards.