Friday, January 30, 2015

Review: Patriots, Redcoats & Spies by:Skead/Skead

 Patriots, Redcoats and Spies
About the Book:

When Revolutionary War Patriot Lamberton Clark is shot by British soldiers while on a mission for the Continental Army, he has only two hopes of getting the secret message he s carrying to General George Washington: his 14-year-old twin boys John and Ambrose. Upon discovering that their father is a spy in the Culper Spy Ring, the boys accept their mission without a clue about what they may be up against. They set off from Connecticut to New Jersey to find General Washington, but the road to the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army is full of obstacles; including the man who shot their father who is hot on their trail."
 
My Review:
 John and Ambrose soon learn the true involvement of their father in the Revolutionary War. After their father is shot Lamberton Clark has to get his secret message to General George Washington, but how? Thats when he realizes, his two 14 year old twin boys will have to help him. After the boys learn of the importance of the secret message and how now all the responsibility now rests on their shoulders---they set out to help their father any way they can. It's not long though before they catch on to the fact this adventure, isn't so easy and they are definitely in for a trying time.

 My boys ages 9 and 12, love reading of war adventures especially when it involves boys just like them. The authors did a great job of creating an atmosphere for my boys to escape to. A great story with a Revolutionary War backdrop!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my participation in the Z Blog Squad.