Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Kregel Publications – The Trouble with Treasure

Earlier in the year, the Homeschool Crew had the opportunity to review Bertie’s War by Barbara Tifft Blakey from Kregel Publications. I did not get to review Bertie's War. However Kregel decided to do a second review with the Crew and this time I got the chance to review The Circle C Adventure series by Susan Marlow. The book I received was given was Andrea Carter and the Trouble with Treasure. I really enjoyed reading this book. This book is a great read. It keeps you attention, has lots of action, has a spine tingling plot and a good ending. Though the main character is a girl there are secondary characters that are boys. My 13yo son liked the book as much as I did.

It is a moral story, no language, dating, disrespect of parents or other stuff that would make you shy away from letting your children read it. Here is the description from the website: "When innocent horseplay temporarily lands Andi and her friends in jail, they decide that a trip into the mountains will leave their troubles far behind. Accompanied by big brother Mitch and armed with a map showing old gold diggings, they can't wait to strike it rich. What could be better than two weeks of camping and horseback riding? But instead of gold they find heaps of trouble -- trouble that leaves Mitch gravely wounded. Andi needs help fast. But who can she trust? And what good is a bag of gold when her beloved brother lies near death in the middle of nowhere?"

See what I told you... intrigued already? This book has some Christian content, prayers are said by Andi a number of times and God is mentioned. The author is a homeschool Mom, not that that is a requirement for a good book or a guarantee, it's just another factor I thought you would want to know. I have not read the other books in this series but if they are as good as this one, and I assume they are, I will not hesitate to buy them for my grandchildren.

Here are some of the particulars on the book:
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Ages: 8 to 12 (though my 13yo son and I both enjoyed the book)
Price: $7.99

You can also:

Download FREE supplemental material a pdf including: Vocabulary, Discussion Questions, A Closer Look, Nature Connection, Recipes, Crossword, Crafts and Web Links (a great addition to your reading of the book.

Out of five stars I give the Andrea Carter and the Trouble with Treasure

Check out what my fellow reviewers thought of Lobster Network at TOS Homeschool Crew Blog.

***Kregel Publications provided me with Andrea Carter and the Trouble with Treasure so that I could do my review. Though I received this product for free I have given an honest review of it here in this post.



Michelle said...

This is a great review.
I might would want to read them myself. Thanks

Susan Marlow said...

Hi Debbie,
This is the slow-poke, crazy-busy, author finally dropping by to say a big THANK YOU for your kind words regarding Andi's newest adventure. I'm sure I'll miss somebody, but I'm doing my best to pop in and express my appreciation for taking the time to share your thoughts.

Have a great summer!


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