This book could not have arrived with better timing! We’ve been reading about Saul and David with Tapestry of Grace and this tied in perfectly with our studies. My three girls loved it!
Showdown with the Shepherd by Marianne Hering
It was so exciting to hear my 4- and 5-year-olds exclaim, “Mom, it has God in it!” They quickly compared this book to another popular series, but with a Christian theme. We were able to speculate what could have happened during that time with David. It was a great discussion.
My eldest, at 11 years, recognized the characters from Adventures in Odyssey. All in all, this is a fun and educational series.
The younger two listened with rapt attention as I took turns with my eldest, reading aloud . I really enjoyed the book and couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. So glad it’s a series!
The girls read Problems at Plymouth and assured me they loved it. They summarized the story and told me all about it so excitedly. Perfect with Thanksgiving just around the corner! It certainly went with our theme this month.
The characters are sweet and believable. The drawings are well-done and help my little ones follow along. The reading level is aimed at 7+. It was too easy for my 11-year-old, and my 5- and 4-year olds couldn’t quite read it yet. We all were captivated though!
AIO Imagination Station Books are a great addition to our homeschool library.
For more information, visit the Imagination Station website.
About the Books
In Showdown with the Shepherd, Patrick and Beth go to the Holy Land in the tenth century BC. Their goal is to get back the ring Hugh stole and return him to 1450s England where he belongs. But troubles await them as soon as they step out of the Imagination Station. First they meet an angry bear and later an angry giant. Set against the backdrop of the David and Goliath story, the cousins learn that having a giant faith is more important than having a giant on your side.
Patrick and Beth’s next adventure leads them to Plymouth Plantation in 1621. There they meet William Bradford, Miles Standish, and Squanto who are trying to establish peace between the Pilgrims and the Indians. Things are anything but peaceful, however, when a musket is stolen and the Pilgrims conclude the Indians are planning war. Only Patrick and Beth know who the real thief is—the traitor Hugh—and it’s up to the cousins to find him and stop him from causing trouble. When the cousins hear a gunshot during the first Thanksgiving feast, their worst fears are realized.
About the GiveawayThis giveaway is for the whole series of 6 books!First, head over to the Imagination Station website and leave a comment on this post. Tell me which book looks most interesting to you and your kids and why! Deadline 7 December 2011. Winner announced 10 December. Make sure to leave a separate post for each entry. Winner will be selected at random.For extra entries:
Please note that this prize can only be shipped to a U.S. or Canadian address.
Thanks to Tyndale House Publishing for providing the giveaway prize and for providing my review samples! I received no other compensation and all views expressed are my own.