Review and Kindle sale: Surprise at Yorktown, by Marianne Hering (Imagination Station book #15)

October 14, 2014

I recently had the chance to read Surprise at Yorktown, by Marianne Hering (Imagination Station book #15). This fiction book will be published on October 18, by Tyndale House.

About this book (from the back cover):

Travel two centuries back in time to the final battle of the American Revolution at Yorktown, Virginia. Cousins Patrick and Beth sneak through trenches and race across battlefields to warn General George Washington about a dangerous spy. The spy is stealing his secret plans and giving them to the British. Cannons roar and the ground shakes as the struggle reaches a climax. Washington’s ragtag soldiers are up against the most powerful army in the world. Will Patrick and Beth witness the American Revolution come to an end? Or will they be caught in a dangerous trap they can’t escape?

Final Verdict:

My family was recently introduced to the Imagination Station series, and we’re big fans now! My daughters are 5 and 7, and since this series is recommended for ages 6 – 9 we’re right in the target demographic. We’ve been fans of the Magic Treehouse series for a while, and this series is much like that one, with two children traveling through time to complete quests and learn about history. This series presents everything through the lens of a Christian worldview, and we appreciate that. This isn’t a book adults are going to sit down and read without a 6-9-year-old involved, rather, the sentence structure is just right for kids to read alone. In my family I alternate reading pages with my 7-year-old. Surprise at Yorktown is the third book in a three-book grouping about the American Revolution. I would recommend reading book #13, The Redcoats Are Coming, and book #14, Captured on the High Seas, before this book, so you won’t be lost. This book does tie up the Revolutionary story arc, and the next book will be about Pompeii, so no cliffhangers here.
In addition, Imagination Station Book 1, Voyage with the Vikings, is fantastic (and often free for Kindle) so you may want to begin with that book so you’re familiar with the characters and the concept of the Imagination Station. Highly recommended for 6-9-year-olds!

If you’d like to check out Captured on the High Seas it is currently on sale for $3.82 for the Kindle version. (Regularly $4.99.) If you prefer a paperback copy, it’s currently on sale for $4.49. Remember, Amazon’s prices can change at any time.

The featured product for this review was provided to me at no cost by Tyndale House. All opinions expressed are my own. If you’d like to sign up to receive review copies from Tyndale House, visit the Tyndale Blog Network site.

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  • 1. Gretchen Rivers  |  October 21, 2014 at 6:08 pm

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