Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Book Review: "Submarines, Secrets, & A Daring Rescue" by Robert J. Skead (with Robert A. Skead)

"Submarines, Secrets, & A Daring Rescue" by Robert J. Skead with Robert A. Skead is the 2nd book in the American Revolutionary War Adventures series. Identical twins John and Ambrose Clark are once again called upon to aid the Patriots in their war for independence. They must transport much needed gunpowder. Will they be able to carry out their task safely?

This book gives readers a look into the history of the period during the American Revolutionary War. The interesting chapter titles, varying chapter lengths, and the pictures also help to pull the reader into the story. While the first book was given from John's point of view, this one is from Ambrose's point of view (along with Berty and Lamberton at times). I liked seeing the interactions between the twins. There is action, adventure, and suspense that makes this a book that is hard to put down.

The authors tweaked a few historical details to fit their story, but it is mainly based on actual history. The back of the book includes discussion questions, Historical Characters, a glossary, and Historical letters.

I really enjoyed reading this book (even though I'm not in the target audience) as did my daughter (who is in the target audience). We would recommend it.

This book is available in hardcover:
  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Series: American Revolutionary War Adventures
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz (August 4, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310747473
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310747475
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches

and in Kindle edition:
  • File Size: 5686 KB
  • Print Length: 193 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0310747473
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz (August 4, 2015)
  • Publication Date: August 4, 2015
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00UR7Z2S6

I was given a free copy of this book by Booklookbloggers in exchange for my honest review. I received no other compensation and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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