Stout Hearts and Whizzing Biscuits
by Daniel McInerny
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What Did I Think?
I decided to read this one myself because my son at 13 is just a bit too old and my daughter at 7 is just a bit too young for it. This is a quick fantastical tale of land dispute. Not just any dispute but the kind with Parlay and possible declarations of war. While I don't think adults are the right audience for the book there are some great things about this story for kids:
It is a great way to introduce basic civics. Talk about vocabulary; President, treaty, King. As a homeschooling mom, I love to find stories that offer great opportunities for discussion. To really understand the story, you have to understand a few things about international relations.
History! While the history is altered some, you do get a great story about the Trojan Horse. Kids love being able to relate things they learn to things they have read before.
FUN! The story might have all that great knowledge contained its pages, we don't have to tell the kids that! They will learn without even realizing it while reading the tale of a boy who sets out to bring peace between his father and the Kingdom of Patria.
Overall, I think this is a good story for kids. My personal age recommendation is about 8-10. The hero of the story happens to be 11. This is the start of a series for kids and the next book was just released! Make sure to check out the books website for all sorts of extra content!
BOTTOM LINE: Fun children’s story with great educational undertones.
The Book has a great website with lots of extra content! Click Below to check it out!
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Source: From the Author for Review