Friday, September 25, 2015

Submarines, Secrets, and a Daring Rescue by Robert J. Skead with Robert A. Skead

Submarines, Secrets, and a Daring Rescue
by Robert J. Skead with Robert A. Skead

Step back in time to the American Revolutionary war and meet twin brothers Ambrose and John.  these two brothers find themselves thrown into various situations.  In this second book in the series, the brothers meet David Bushnell the inventor of the Turtle, an early submarine used in the Revolutionary war.  They help out with the Turtle and also work to save comrades.  This story is gears towards the preteen aged boy, and it presents bits of history to a young audience.  There is some faith demonstrated in the book, but it is definitely not a primary focus of the book. 

As I had mentioned in a previous review of book one,  the used of the word screwed is not something someone would have used as a slang word in Revolutionary America.  I wish that the authors had taken more care to write it with more historical accuracy and less with modern American language like the word screwed. 

Overall the story is interesting, and I liked the characters.  The author's keep you wondering what is going to happen, which is good.  I do think that they were a little abrupt with the ending, but it did indicate that they are planning another adventure, and I will wait to see where they are going with it.

I think that it is a good book for children to read and hopefully create an interest in American history.  I hope they won't stop with this book, but delve into it a little deeper. 

I also want to note that they have some great notes about people at the end.... a very nice addition.

I received this book from the publisher in return for a review. I was and am not required to write a positive review.


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