My kids and I enjoyed the second book in this series, Submarines, Secrets, and a Daring Rescue, as much as we enjoyed the first. My 12 year old son asked me if he could borrow the book and read ahead. He could not wait to find out what happened, and told me it was gripping. He told me the book has familiar character with a brand new adventure. The authors captures the danger of that time so eloquently.
The book starts off with the Clark twins, Ambrose and John Clark, trying to sneak into a gunpowder factory. This time their older brother is there to make sure they do not get into too much trouble. The book follows the adventures of the boys as they are trained to drive one of the first submarines, smuggle gunpowder, rescue their brother, and all the while watching out for an old foe.
I enjoyed all of the historical information in the back of the book. There were letters, a glossary of terms and historical research. The authors have an amazing web site with more information, historical facts, certificates, and posters to print. We had a lot of fun exploring the web site and reading more about the time period.
My kids and I highly recommend this book! A great way to bring history to life!