TOS Homeschool Crew Reviews: Sarah Books

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Recently I received a free book to review called Sarah’s Wish. It is the first in a series of books by Jim Baumgardner. You can read more about the author here at www.sarahbooks.net. The story itself is set in the 19th century in a world where slavery was legal in the South and the Underground Railroad was a reality. Sarah who just suffered the tragic loss of her mother is faced with many challenges as she tries to keep secret a promise she made to her mother. Along the way she finds others who she can entrust with her secret as she attempts to follow in her mother’s footsteps of helping runaway slaves. She also finds herself to be an orphan and needs to deal with that as well. As you can guess, in this story, there is a diversity of characters and events that will hold the the reader’s attention throughout the book. This has been one of the most enjoyable stories we have read together recently. I am pleased to say that I applaud the values and standards set by this story. In addition to the pure entertainment value of this book, you can discover that you have learned some history as well.

Inside the book, you will also receive a code that will allow you to download the audio for the book. We enjoyed listening to the story every day. It was a bonus that this story takes place in our area of the country. We often drive pass Wapakoneta and enjoyed hearing the references to other local places that we know. We sat back each day imagining what it was like living in the past in our area of the world.

This book as well as 2 others in the series can be purchased on the Sarah Books website. Sarah’s Wish can be bought for $9.99 which includes free shipping and handling.

The Sarah Books website is also worth exploring as well. You can read the excerpts for all three of the books in this series here.

Again I would highly recommend this book to you. I consider Sarah’s Wish to be one worth reading. Charlotte Mason has said that “Imagination does not stir at the suggestion of the feeble, much diluted stuff that is too often put into children’s hands.” Sarah’s Wish has brought awakened our imagination and is definitely not one of those fluff books that are thrown at kids these days. For us Sarah’s Wish has brought much discussion on the issues of slavery and the Underground Railroad. Sarah’s Wish brought those issues alive more than any museum had ever done including the Freedom Center that we have visited.

One Response to “TOS Homeschool Crew Reviews: Sarah Books”

  1. Victor Says:

    This would be a blessing to my ifmaly! I have a daughter who will finish two years of school work this year because she LOVES To learn and wants to constantly be doing schoolwork. If we could win a class we would chose Exploring Creation With Physical Science. She will be starting 9th Grade next fall so this class is just right for her!

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