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Patriots, Redcoats and Spies
By Robert Skead / Zondervan
For ages 9 to 12, Patriots, Redcoats, and Spies is set during the American Revolution in 1777. When patriot Lamberton Clark is shot by a British soldier, he has only two hopes of getting the secret message he’s carrying to General George Washington: his 14 year old twin boys. Upon discovering that their father is a spy and express their rider for the Culper Spy Ring, the boys accept their mission. They set off from Connecticut to New Jersey to find the General. But the road to the commander in chief of the Continental Army is full of obstacles-including the man who shot their father.
As a homeschool mom and a lover of early American history I really like this new series by father and son duo Robert J Skead and Robert A Skead. I believe they captured the American patriotism very well as well as the spirit of adventure of the two boys in this story. It was well written and makes you want to read more.
I’m really happy to see that this is just the beginning of this series about the Clark twins and their family as I am looking forward to finding out more. I also love that the character of Lamberton Clark was real and was an ancestor to the author’s. This would be a great addition as added reading to your American Revolution studies. It’s for ages 8-12 and I think both boys and girls would enjoy this series.
You can purchase a copy of this book via Christianbook.com for $11.49.