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 Con... Read More
- Product type: Book
- Format: Hardcover
- Release Date: Feb 3, 2015
- UPC: 9780310748410
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 192
- Publish Date: Feb 3, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 12
- Audience Age Minimum: 8
- BISAC: "JUV016120"
- ISBN: 0310748410
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- this book is true to George Washington’s character by Vera on 5/24/2015
In Patriots, Redcoats and Spies, two twin boys are told by their courier father, who has just been shot by a British soldier and is bleeding badly that they must take a very important and secret message to General George Washington.
Together the brothers face horse bandits and Redcoats, but even then they stick together and push on courageously. Will they be able to get the message to General Washington? I enjoyed this book immensely. It is a wonderful book that has true facts, a glossary, and actual letters written by George Washington during his stay in New Jersey. After a year of experiences at Mount Vernon, I feel that this book is true to George Washington’s character.
This book is jam-packed full of adventure and excitement, which is great for kids who are always looking for more adventure books! (Reviewed by my granddaughter who is in 5th grade.)
DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided by the BookLook Blogger Review Program on behalf of Zondervan Publishing to facilitate this review. Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer. No compensation was received for this review.
- Review from Rambles of a SAHM by Fitzysmom on 3/15/2015
I have read several adult books that center on the Culper Spy Ring but this is the first I have come across that is aimed at the younger set. From the opening page to the exciting conclusion kids will be enthralled with this action packed thriller.
Lamberton Clark is part of the Culper Spy Ring. During one of his secret missions his twin boys, John and Ambrose, tag along unbeknownst to their father. Soon the three of them find themselves being hunted by the British. Lamberton is shot but the mission must continue so John and Ambrose rise to the occasion.
The reader is taken on a fascinating journey into a very pivotal time in our history. John and Ambrose travel from Connecticut to New Jersey in search of General George Washington. They must find him and deliver a very critical message. The authors use real events and people to set the stage for this fictitious story. I appreciated all of the details that were woven into the story. I felt like we came away from the book knowing more about our great American heritage than when we started.
If your homeschool curriculum includes American History this would be a great addition. Even if you do not homeschool I think that this would be a great book for your children to read or even better read it together as a family. We used it as a read aloud because some of the kids weren't old enough to read it themselves. Even the six-year-olds were riveted to the story.
There are a few black and white illustrations scattered throughout that will help the younger kids picture what is going on. One of my favorite parts is the discussion questions in the back. If you have a kids book club like we do at our homeschool coop this would be a great read for them. We used the questions to spur discussion within our family.
This is the first book in the series to be followed by at least three more. I'm looking forward to reading the whole series with our kids. It is so important to teach them why America is an exceptional nation.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.