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The first of a three-book story arc about the American Revolution, The Redcoats Are Coming follows Patrick and Beth as they assist the revolutionaries by waking up the sleeping citizens of 1775 Concord before the Redcoats come. In this adventure, the cousins meet Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and John Hancock. They help smuggle musket balls, sound the alarm that the Redcoats are coming, and deliver a secret message to Paul Revere. Along the way they learn that most of the revolutionaries leaned on God’s direction ...
The first of a three-book story arc about the American Revolution, The Redcoats Are Coming follows Patrick and Beth as they assist the revolutionaries by waking up the sleeping citizens of 1775 Concord before the Redcoats come. In this adventure, the cousins meet Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and John Hancock. They help smuggle musket balls, sound the alarm that the Redcoats are coming, and deliver a secret message to Paul Revere. Along the way they learn that most of the revolutionaries leaned on God’s direction and even pastors helped in the cause.
Christian parents and teachers will appreciate the historical facts as well as the biblical worldview training their kids and students will absorb. The kids will appreciate the excitement and tension of an America at war with England, and in some ways, with itself. A curriculum for Christian schools and homeschool families will be available for download at $3.99. Tyndale House Publishers
Posted July 24, 2014
Posted August 26, 2014
The Redcoats are Coming (Imagination Station Book 13)
The Redcoats are Coming is the thirteenth book in The Imagination Station series, and the first of a three-book storyline.
Patrick and Beth tell Mr. Whitman they are going to Boston (Where the Revolutionary War took place) for a vacation with their grandmother. Before they leave, Mr. Whitman sends them to a ship at sea in 1775 (via the Imagination Station, of course) to warn the colonists about the approaching Redcoats, and to give a letter to Paul Revere.
These exploring cousins not only learn about war, but also John Hancock and Samuel Adams. They ride along with Paul Revere and become part of that warning given in history.
Each of the books in the series allows the reader to travel along with these two young adventurers and learn historical events, geography, and most importantly, Christian principles. I appreciate the authors and illustrators for creating these Christian adventure books for young readers. For less than five dollars a book, it’s a great deal, and a wonderful book series that teaches while it entertains.
Posted August 8, 2014
When Patrick and Beth tell Whit that their grandmother is taking them to Boston for a summer vacation, he sends them first on an adventure in 1775 to learn more about the start of the American Revolution. There they learn more about John Hancock and Samuel Adams. They also learn more about life in Colonial America. Fantastic book for elementary aged kids!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 30, 2014
This might be my all-time favorite in the Imagination Station series! This is my favorite time in history, and I loved seeing events through the eyes of Beth and Patrick in "The Redcoats are Coming!" Imagine meeting Paul Revere, and being there at the start of a huge battle in the Revolutionary War! Families truly need to invest in this amazing series. These books are ideal for homeschool families, read aloud time, and just plain good reading!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 25, 2014
Just like the other Imagination Station books, my kiddos and I loved this one! This is the first in a sub-series revolving around the Revolutionary War. We read this book as part of a homeschool unit study on the American Revolution. Like the other Imagination Station books, this had all of my kids (ages 6, 9, and 10) on the edge of their seats--we do these ones as read-alouds, though one of my daughters read it in advance and was excited that we were going to use it for school. The end of the book was especially surprising--the perfect cliff hanger! We've already ordered the next book, Captured on the High Seas, and can't wait to receive it!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 1, 2014
This is another delightful story based on the Adventures in Odyssey: Whit's End. Patrick and Beth go to tell Whit that they are going on vacation to Boston where the Revolutionary War takes place. Whit takes them into the Imagination Station where they go back in time and can "relive" the actual Revolutionary War. I love the way they bring history alive in these stories. If you have a child that dreads history, this is the story for them to read. It makes them understand history more. I would recommend this book to all children and adults out there.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 27, 2014
In this book Patrick and Beth are sent by Mr. Whittaker to give a letter to Paul Revere. They are sent to warn the colonists that the redcoats are coming! Two British spies almost catch them more than once! At the end one of them shoot the Imagination Station. It takes them to the middle of the war on a ship at sea! My favorite part is where Mr. Brown falls through the step trying to catch Beth. This is a good book for kids ages 8-11.
By: Joshua, age 10
Posted June 25, 2014
This is a great series. These books are creatively written with fun adventures, and will encourage young readers to read more. They do include danger and thrills, and scary situations, as well as life lessons. Some scenes are written with creative license, by which I mean the authors have added or changed some of the ways the events played out. For example, Paul Revere’s ride was changed to add in the two kids and have them part of the mission. They are fiction, so that kind of thing is expected, but the stories can send readers to other resources to find out more about the history. This series encourages Christian values in a fun way.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 21, 2014
The Redcoats Are Coming! is another time travel adventure with Beth and Patrick. I loved introducing admirable people who were part of our country's independence to my kids. They were fascinated with Paul Revere, John Hancock, and Samuel Adams.
A great read for children to learn more about Revolutionary War history.
Posted June 3, 2014
The Redcoats are Coming! is the thirteenth book in The Imagination Station series. We are big fans of Adventures in Odyessy here and also of The Imagination Station books (we own them all). They are below my sons reading level now but he still loves to read them. The reading level for them is 2.5 and they are recommended for ages 7 and up. The series as been compared to the Magic Tree House books except these don't include magic and are from a Christian worldview. The cousins, Patrick and Beth, get to go on adventures back in time to important times in history in Mr. Whittaker's Imagination Station. Kids get to learn about historical events while enjoying a great adventure.
This book is about Paul Revere. The kids are excited about getting to go to Boston during the summer with their grandma. She is taking them because they had been learning about the founding of our country and she wanted them to experience the places they had been learning about. Whit tells them he has an old Bible from that time and they go to find it. In the Bible, they find an old letter that was supposed to be delivered to Paul Revere. Whit lets them have an awesome adventure in the Imagination Station to deliver the letter which ends in them actually making Paul Revere's ride for them.
This book, like the others in the series, is a great way for kids to learn about history in an enjoyable way. I highly recommend the whole series.
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