Monday, August 17, 2015

Submarines, Secrets and A Daring Rescue

About the book: 
A Revolutionary War action-thriller filled with spies and heroes, targeted to boys and girls 8-12. In this second book in the American Revolutionary War Adventure series, twins Ambrose and John Clark find themselves volunteering for another mission to help the newly forming United States of America. Inspired by their success in delivering a secret message to General George Washington himself, the boys step up to help transport much-needed gunpowder to the patriots and end up in an even more dangerous situation, manning one of the first submarines and then, later, attempting a prison break to rescue their older brother, Berty.

Written by Robert Skead with the help of his father, the main character is based on their ancestor who fought in the American Revolution as part of the Connecticut militia. Though historical fiction, the events that occurred with George Washington in New Jersey regarding the war effort are true.

My thoughts:
My son (age 10) enjoys historical fiction books, and I thought this book would be great for him.  He read it very quickly when I received it in the mail, and then I read it myself.  I thought this was a good book to share a piece of history with children.  It was interesting and held the reader's attention. This is a book about war so there was battles and such included.  It also included the beating of a prisoner.

This is the second in a series so there was parts of the first story included in this book.  At the back of the book is a glossary, a set of questions, a list of historical characters, and historical letters related to the book.

My son said it was an okay book for historical fiction, and he would have liked more facts about the Turtle.

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