Thursday, May 12, 2016

Submarines, Secrets & A Daring Rescue a book review.

As the colonies continue their battle for independence from the British, Ambrose and John Clark, 15-year old twins with a sense of true patriotism and adventure, strike out on another secret mission during the American Revolutionary War in Submarines, Secrets and a Daring Rescue. Join the brothers as they man a mission on one of the first submarines and even bravely attempt to rescue some prisoners of war. 
In this second book in the American Revolutionary War Adventure series, Submarines, Secrets, and a Daring Rescue, twins Ambrose and John Clark find themselves volunteering for another mission to help the newly forming United States. Inspired by their success in delivering a secret message to General George Washington himself, the boys step up to help transport much-needed gunpowder to the patriots and end up in an even more dangerous situation, trying to man one of the first submarines and then, later, attempting a prison break to rescue one of their older brothers.   
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!  

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1 comment:

Livin Life said...

Sounds very adventureous, Thank you for sharing...I will check these out in our local library. Hopefully my 10 and 11 year olds will enjoy...My 11 yr., old enjoys the Adventures In Odyssey series....My 10 year old struggles a tad with the Sugar Creek Gang, but I am not giving up.

Livin Life