As a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew, I have been given the wonderful opportunity to review many homeschool products over the next several months. I feel truly blessed to be participating in this review group and I'm looking forward to trying out the products and giving you my honest opinion.
The Missing Link: Found is the first of The Truth Seekers Mystery four book series published by Media Angels, Inc. It was written by Christina and Felice Gerwitz, a homeschooling daughter and mom duo. I received a letter from Felice with the book and loved this excerpt from it:
"My then homeschooled daughter, Christina, at 14 said she wanted to write a mystery novel. I explained, "We don't know how to write novels" and she said, "That's okay, Mom! We're homeschoolers, we can learn how." (Well, how could I say no?)"
The Gerwitz' wanted to help children stand up for their faith, so they wrote a book with good role models that are not only Christian, but homeschooled kids. These children are along for a wild adventure in The Missing Link: Found, helping out their uncle with his archaeological dig. It is believed that the Missing Link has been discovered which would be compelling evidence for the theory of evolution. This book is full of interesting tidbits and factoids and is written from a Creationist view.
I'll be honest, the first time I picked up this book I wasn't all that excited. I mean, we're talking about an action book written for pre-teen/teenagers with an explosion and military helicopter on the front cover. Not exactly my style. So, I handed it over to my husband thinking it might be a fun read aloud for him and the boys. Not surprisingly, my 7 year old was asking for "just one more chapter" after hubby announced he was done reading for the night.
Since the kids were enjoying it, I thought I'd give it one more try. This time I found myself getting in to the fast paced read. This isn't classic literature, but it had an intriguing story. I would say that the best target for this book would be the 8-14 year old range (depending on the reading level of your child). The author also mentioned that she wanted this to be a book that even the reluctant reader would enjoy, and I feel certain that she has achieved her goal.
So far three of the four books in The Truth Seekers Mystery Series have been released and you can purchase them for $8.99 at Media Angels, Inc. ... Christmas gifts, anyone?
But wait! I'm offering up the chance for you to win my copy of The Missing Link: Found! On Sunday, November 23rd at approximately 9pm I will randomly draw a winner. Here's what you need to do to enter:
1. Simply leave a comment to this post below making sure to include your email address and/or blog address where I can contact you...This is very important as you cannot win if I cannot contact you! You will be entered once into the drawing for commenting.
2. If you have a blog, you can have 5 EXTRA ENTRIES by posting about this contest and linking back to this review!!! Make sure you leave me a comment to let me know where you posted.
3. To all you non-bloggers...don't worry, you can have extra entries too. Just tell a friend about the contest and make sure you tell them to MENTION YOUR NAME when they leave a comment to enter, and you'll get 5 EXTRA ENTRIES, too!!!
I'll contact the winner by Monday morning, but if I don't hear back from them by Wednesday, I'll draw another name. Good luck and start commenting!
Oh, and keep checking back as I will be giving away another book sometime in the next couple of weeks!
Don't forget you can read more reviews of this product at the TOS Homeschool Crew blog.
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