Review: THE REDCOATS ARE COMING (and) CAPTURED ON THE HIGH SEAS (and) SURPRISE AT YORKTOWN / by Marianne Hering

The Redcoats Are Coming! / by Marianne Hering and Nancy I. Sanders
(Adventures in Odyssey/Imagination Station, Book 13)
Tyndale/Focus on the Family     ISBN     9781589977747
PRI     (Ages 7-10)     Rating:     4

 Captured on the High Seas / by Marianne Hering and Nancy I. Sanders
(Adventures in Odyssey/Imagination Station, Book 14)
Tyndale/Focus on the Family     ISBN     9781589977754
PRI     (Ages 7-10)     Rating:     4

 Surprise at Yorktown / by Marianne Hering and Nancy I. Sanders
(Adventures in Odyssey/Imagination Station, Book 15)
Tyndale/Focus on the Family     ISBN     9781589977761
PRI     (Ages 7-10)     Rating:     4

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by Marianne Hering and Nancy I. Sanders continue their series that lets the reader experience significant events in biblical, world, and American history through the adventures of Beth and Patrick. The young cousins use the Imagination Station invented by Mr. Whitaker (from Focus on the Family’s Adventures in Odyssey series) to travel back in time.

In The Redcoats Are Coming!, Beth and Patrick embark on a patriotic adventure in 1775 Concord, Massachusetts – just before Paul Revere’s famous ride. Their mission is to deliver a letter to Paul Revere. They meet John Hancock and Samuel Adams, as well as a teenage girl named Sybil (possibly Sybil Luddington?). When the letter is misplaced, they try to get it back, only to be accused of being spies. Will they be able to convince Paul Revere they only want to help the patriots?

In Captured on the High Seas, Patrick and Beth continue their adventure after helping Sybil wake the townspeople in Concord and warn them of the advance of the British. They find themselves on board a ship, the Royal Lewis in the middle of a 1781 battle. The British take possession of the ship, putting Beth and Patrick in even more danger. Beth, disguised as a boy, and Patrick join forces with a young freedom fighter, a freed slave, to sabotage the gunpowder on board the ship. Will they succeed before they are discovered?

In Surprise at Yorktown, Beth and Patrick continue their adventure by landing in British General Cornwallis’ headquarters. They discover his plan to win the war by faking a surrender. They meet a courier — James Armistead — in Cornwallis’ camp and don’t know if he can be trusted, especially when they meet him again. They must escape the enemy camp to warn George Washington about Cornwallis’ plans. Will they reach Washington in time as they dodge cannonballs and bad weather?

Focus on the Family and Tyndale co-publish this historical fiction series for children to explore the way faith has played a role in history. The series includes biblical, world, and American history. Parents will appreciate the historical facts and biblical worldview expressed in these stories.

Focus on the Family and Tyndale co-publish this historical fiction series for children to explore the way faith has played a role in history. The series includes biblical, world, and American history. Parents will appreciate the historical facts and biblical worldview expressed in these stories.

Recommended for public and school libraries, as well as home schooling students.

Carol R. Gehringer

Disclaimer: Book reviews are my opinion of books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

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