Part of what makes a great book is being able to really imagine yourself as one of the main characters, and I don't want my kids to identify that closely with poor role models. When there are millions of books out there, it can seem discouraging when looking for one that fits your family's needs and preferences just right. "Captured on the High Seas," written by Marianne Hering & Nancy Sanders, is number 14 in the series (but they don't necessarily need to be read in order) and it met all of my criteria.
As a homeschooling mom, I saw so many opportunities for further study that cropped up in this book. Set in the time of the Revolutionary War, we could learn more about George Washington, more about the ships/navy, about slave trade, scurvy, or what education looked like in that time frame. I know this book will spark questions, imaginations, and great aspirations in my children and I'm very pleased to add it to our home library. I am excited to read this to my 7 year old son, although I think he could read it himself, we enjoy reading stories together.
I am so grateful to Focus on the Family for the family-friendly and faith-building resources that they continue to make available! I am also thankful to Tyndale House Publishing for providing me a free copy of this book for the purpose of a review. Please note, however, that I am not obligated to provide a positive review, I give my own candid opinions based on what I read. I have reviewed books #8 "Battle for Cannibal Island" and #9 "Escape to the Hiding Place" of this series as well.