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Summary: Eddy, Chet, and Rusty take a winter trip with their fathers to a cabin in Michigan. They have fun camping in the woods and cooking over a fireplace, The boys are enjoying sledding and playing in the snow until they accidentally overhear two men talking in the woods and find a discarded suitcase after witnessing a police chase. From there things really begin to heat up. This is an adventure story for pre-teen children.
Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book, remedial reading
Recommended Age: read together: 8 to 12; read yourself: 10 to 12
Interest Level: 8 to 13
Age of Child: Read with a 9-year-old child.
Young Reader Reaction: He enjoyed the story and agreed with the message of honesty and sincerity in life.
Adult Reader Reaction: The story has an underlying Christian message that may, in the end, turn off non-Christian readers. The message being that living a life of Christian values will lead you down the proper path in life. While we enjoyed the book and agreed with the message, we were turned off by the religious-tract nature of the story.
Pros: This is the kind of adventure pre-teens will love.
Cons: We found the underlying theme overpowering.
Borrow or Buy: At least borrow. Some readers will enjoy the book for the adventure appeal. Christian readers will certainly love it.
Educational Themes: The chapter set-up allows you to create opportunities to open discussions about what kids think the characters will do or should do, and what they would do.
Literary Categories: Fiction - adventure, mystery, religion and philosophy
Date(s) Reviewed: February 2006
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