Cousins Beth and Patrick have visited the Revolutionary War era a couple of times via Mr. Whittaker’s Imagination Station machine, but they have yet to meet George Washington. So Whit sends them on another adventure with special gifts — a fife for Beth and a handkerchief for Patrick.
However, when they arrive the cousins find themselves on the wrong side of the battle — the British side! After hearing a plan by General Cornwallis, “one of Washington’s greatest enemies,” to fake a surrender and then escape, Beth and Patrick become more determined than ever to find General Washington. But first they have to figure out how to get out from under the watchful eye of the British.
Will Beth and Patrick ever meet George Washington? Will they have a part in the Battle at Yorktown? And why did Whit give them a fife and handkerchief to use on their adventure?
“Surprise at Yorktown” is a fast-paced, well-written fictional story set during an historical event. Beth and Patrick are endearing characters who offer lessons on loyalty, turning to God in times of trouble and fighting for a worthy cause. This story reiterates the power of prayer in a big way.
The “Imagination Station” series from Focus on the Family and Adventures in Odyssey are recommended for children ages 7 and up, but children of all ages will enjoy this fun series. They are a great resource for learning history in a fun and entertaining manner, and include many amazing illustrations throughout the book.
Five stars out of five.
Tyndale House Publishers provided this complimentary copy for my honest, unbiased review.
“Surprise at Yorktown” (The Imagination Station series, #15) by Marianne Hering and Nancy I. Sanders