The Redcoats Are Coming by Marianne Hering & Nancy I. Sanders

Patrick and Beth are off on another exciting adventure, courtesy of the Imagination Station.  This time they are heading back in time to 1775 in Massachusetts, where they meet some founding fathers and help the cause of freedom by collecting musket balls and looking out for Loyalist spies.  When Patrick loses a letter he is supposed to deliver to Paul Revere, things go from bad to worse as Patrick and Beth are accused of being spies.  Will they be able to convince the Patriots they aren’t spies and find the letter for Paul Revere?

I recently read another book in this series, Voyage with the Vikings, and enjoyed it very much.  I was looking forward to reading this one, to see how it gave children a taste of history in an entertaining way.  This story did not disappoint!  Patrick and Beth not only encounter founding fathers, thus giving young readers an opportunity to gain familiarity with them, but they also get involved in the cause, which gives young readers a chance to learn about how even children participated in the Revolutionary War.

I love this series of books as Christian-friendly alternative to the Magic Tree House books.  Patrick and Beth share their belief in God with others they encounter and learn how to rely on God as they go about their adventures.  My children enjoy these books very much, and I love it when they read.

Any of the books in this series would be great for young readers to read independently from age 7 and up, but would also be appropriate as a read-aloud for younger children.  I highly recommend this series, especially for parents that don’t wholly embrace the “magic” in the Magic Tree House series.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

For some other books in this series, check out the links below:

The Redcoats Are Coming!

Danger on a Silent Night

Challenge on the Hill of Fire

Revenge of the Red Knight

Secret of the Prince’s Tomb

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