This historical narrative tells the story of the calendar through the eyes of two children and their guide, Father Time. Traveling through time in a refrigerator box, they visit twelve historical periods from early Sumer to 20th century America. Through learning the story of the calendar, they are exposed to every major historical period that contributed to the development of Western civilization. This novel is used to instill in its reader the flow of Western history.
Calendar Quest is the literature companion to "What Every Child Needs to Know About Western Civilization"
. These two books when used together will develop within the child’s mind a mental scope and sequence of history to which all subsequent historical learning can be related.