Title: The Imagination Station Series – “Surprise at Yorktown” #15
Author: Marianne Hering and Nancy I. Sanders
Source: Tyndale Blogging Program
My Rating: 4 stars out of 5
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?
I read this book with my younger sister, having already read some of the previous books in the Imagination Station series together and enjoying them. Like the others, this was creative and fun to read, following historic events. It is easy to read for a younger child. It teaches them history and faith at the same time. The sentences are simple and short, and not too overwhelming, which is good for a younger reader. The pace is fairly fast, making it exciting and something that they won’t be quick to put down.
I recommend Imagination Station books, especially if you already enjoy the tapes. :)
I received a free copy of this book from the publishers in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.