Irene's Christian Reviews
Ariel Bradley, Spy For General Washington is written by Lynda Durrant. This is a well written and easy to understand book about a boy during the Revolutionary War. The book tells the story of Ariel Bradley and how he went on a spy mission for General Washington. His mission was to report back to General Washington what he saw at the British camp. General Washington needed information about the number of troops and the condition of their horses. This information would help him as he prepared for battle against them.
I gave this book 5/5 stars. I liked the illustrations. They were simple yet effective. I also was thankful for the glossary at the end of the book that listed some of the words in the book that may not be familiar for the young reader. There were words like icehouse, British redcoats and tri-corned hat. The story itself has a bit of suspense which will make it enjoyable for all children to read. I would recommend this book for any child who is interested in history, adventure or just looking for an easy to read chapter book.
This is a good book to get kids, especially young boys, reading. The kids can see themselves getting on old Salt and taking on the Mission for General Washington. It also allows them to learn a forgotten bit of history and teaches them they can play important roles too, if they will trust the leadership over them.
The kids will enjoy hearing how Ariel Bradley played the part of "Johnny Raw." They may even get a hankering for some good hot cobbler. The book is well written and the kids will enjoy the graphics.