Quotes to Live By

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
(John Quincy Adams)

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. (Aristotle)

Every artist was first an amateur. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. (Thomas Jefferson)

It takes ten years to build up a reputation, but only five minutes to ruin one. (Anonymous)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Redcoats are Coming!

In this day and age, imagination should run wild. There should be pretend play and made-up stories. In actuality, screen time has taken up much of the children's time. Back when I was a child, pretend play was the only entertainment we had when one was bored. There wasn't Wii or Nintendo DS or any handheld game boys. There was only our mind and endless amounts of time.

In this book, my imagination once again flourished. Even though this book is meant for youngsters, I had a great time imagining what the book was about and it painted a lively picture. Also, I grew up watching the Adventures of Odyssey and listened to it on the radio, another lost art in this time and age.

You've probably had enough of my ranting and now you probably want a summary, so here it is:

The first of a three-book story series about the American Revolution, The Redcoats Are Coming follows Patrick and Beth as they assist the revolutionaries by waking up the sleeping citizens of 1775 Concord instead of Paul Revere, before the Redcoats come. In this adventure, the cousins meet Paul Revere, Samuel Adams and John Hancock with the help of the imagination station that Mr. Whitaker built that let them time travel back in history.

Christian parents and teachers will appreciate the historical facts as well as the biblical worldview training their kids and students will absorb. Kids will not want to stop hearing or reading this book from chapter to chapter though.

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