The Redcoats Are Coming

Thursday, February 20, 2014
“Have a nice trip,” Whit said. “And don’t forget. Ask for ink if someone offers you a quill.”
“What does that mean?” Beth asked. But the doors to the Imagination Station slid closed. White didn’t hear her.
Beth looked at Patrick. He shrugged and said, “I guess we’ll find out.”
Beth reached to push the red button.

Book:Adventures in Odyssey, Imagination Stations: Book #13 - The Redcoats Are Coming! by Marianne Hering and Nancy Sanders, Focus on the Family and Tyndale House Publishing, 2014
977747: Adventures in Odyssey, Imagination Stations: Book #13 - The Redcoats Are Coming!Genre: Adventure
Target Audience: Boys and girls 8-13
Subjects: American Revolution
Summary: Ink? A quill? What is that all about? Patrick and Beth are about to find out as they take a trip in the Imagination Station back to the time of the American Revolution, specifically the time of Paul Revere’s ride. When they arrive Concord it’s not long before they are assisting the Patriots, running from angry men and trying to prove they are not Loyalist spies!
Notes: This book did not contain as much for spiritual elements as I had hoped. This series is much like the secular Magic Tree House books but instead of wizards and magic it’s imagination and inventions giving them the different place/different time experiences. The radio show the concept is taken from is very solid – full of great spiritual elements and lessons and challenges as well as fun and excitement. But this book lacked a lot of that. It mostly contained suspense and some history lessons. It did have some a character taking note that there wasn’t any separation of church and state – the pastor preached his political views right in the midst of his sermon. But that was all for spiritual elements. Its biggest value is probably generating an interest in historical events for the reader.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 1/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Psalm 31:4 – Free me from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge.
Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a free review copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.


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