Thursday, February 5, 2015

Book Review-Patriots, Redcoats and Spies By Robert J & Robert A. Skead

Patriots, Redcoats and Spies
By:  Robert J. Skead & Robert A. Skead
Publisher:  ZonderKidz

From the Cover:

When Revolutionary War Patriot Lamberton Clark is shot by the British, he enlists the help of his twin 14-year-old sons to get a secret letter to General George Washington. Upon discovering that their father is a spy for the Culper Spy Ring, John and Ambrose set off from Connecticut to New Jersey to find Washington and meet up with danger along the way.

My Review:
First of all let me say I was so impressed with this book.  It is an exciting way to introduce the American Revolution to your young reader while teaching them about obedience, love, patriotism and honor.  From the first page it is filled with action that is an attention-getter and remains so throughout the book. John and Ambrose Clark’s father, Lamberton, is reluctant to have his 14-year-old sons do the job he has been commissioned to do.   However he also realizes he has no choice after being shot and without the information getting to General George Washington, there will lots of lives lost and possibly the loss of the American Revolution.  Lamberton puts his trust in God that he will keep his sons safe and the boys, although terrified on this journey, learned to pray from the example their mother set, and to trust God to provide for them.  This 188-page book will teach your child not only the significance of obeying, but also trusting God and it will teach them about the American Revolution and the difference between Loyalist and Patriots in a really fun way.  They won’t even realize they are learning history.

It is a well written book bringing faith and history together.  Being an American History buff…I recommend this book.

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this Book by the publisher, ZonderKidz, Z Blog Squad for an honest review.   I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.

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