Today we’re reviewing The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls books #3 titled
The Great Escape and book #4 tilted Journey to Jericho. These were generously given to us by WorthyKids, an imprint of Hachette Book Group and are part of the The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls series. Book three takes us on an adventure where our main characters Peter (9) and his sister Mary (10) use a scroll from their uncle Solomon’s house to travel back in time to Ancient Egypt with their dog Hank by using a magic scroll. There ey meet a princess named Shephara and befriend her. They go to school with her and are taught by the Great Magician who turns out to be Satan.
They also find that they are in the time of Moses when he is trying to get the Israelites free from the Egyptians. Peter and Mary watch as God releases the ten plagues on Egypt. They can only stay fourteen days, in that time they have to decipher a message that is written in hieroglyphs on the scroll. If they don’t they will be stuck forever. The two kids explore pyramids, challenge the Great Magician and the Egyptian belief in more than one god and watch the drama of the plagues.
This book is fun for kids and gets them excited to learn about the Bible. My son finished this book in a day. He called it exciting and hard to put down. He asked me questions about the plagues which led us on a deeper studying session. He cheered the kids and the dog on as they tried to beat the Great Magician. When he finished he told me he wanted the entire collection and started on the 4th book right away. He also loved that there were pictures, the chapters weren’t very long and the writing kept his attention.
Book 4 is called Journey to Jericho and is as fun to read as book three. In this book, Peter and Mary are taken by the scroll to Jericho at the time Joshua helped the Israelites take the city by knocking the walls down. Once more Peter and Mary must try to stop Satan as they try to solve the message of the scroll. They chase after spies, hide in the mountains from guards and even lose Hank for a bit. As with the first book they only have fourteen days to figure out the message. Will they do it in time? My son loved this one more than the first! He told me he liked when they helped a little girl that was being bullied. He is begging me to get him the entire set of books because he wants to go on more adventures with Peter, Mary, and Hank.
These books are a fun, engaging way to get your kids to read Bible stories. My son said he wished they were a little longer but other than that he deemed them fantastic! I love that it got him reading and excited about the Bible. As a family that reads the Bible, this is a great way to start a discussion and get your kids to go deeper in their biblical studies. My toddler joined us as we read and listened to some of the stories. This would be a good way to get the family together and read aloud. We truly enjoyed these books and look forward to getting the others in the series in the near future.
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