Sunday, August 26, 2012
Review of "Showdown With the Shepherd" by Brock Eastman & Marianne Hering
Cousins Beth & Patrick are again, off on a great adventure, traveling to the Holy Land, 1000 BC. They are still in pursuit of Hugh to get Mr. Whittaker's ring. They don their costumes, get into the Imagination Station and off they go! They find Hugh shortly thereafter, and surprise, he is hanging out with the Philistines and using his knowledge of 1450's England to attempt to change history. Beth & Patrick get to spend time with David the shepherd as he confronts the giant Goliath. As always, there seems to be a bit of a cliffhanger at the end, too....
I think these are wonderful books for an earlier reader. The combination of history and fantasy (in this case Beth & Patrick are entering a real-life Bible story), adds a layer of concern - they wonder if the timeline could change if Hugh is successful. They are brave and learn a lot. Your early reader will, too!
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