When you combine an adventure, a mystery, and loads of British history, you get a novel that's impossible to put down. Britfield & The Lost Crown is the first in a brand new series from the world of Britfield.
Tom and Sarah are trapped in a horrible orphanage that seems to jump right off the pages of a Victorian novel written by Charles Dickens. The owners are evil and dastardly. Right away, our hearts were bonded with the orphans and we held our breath through the adventure and several near-captures as Tom and Sarah escape.
Sarah grew up wealthy, but Tom only remembers poverty. Together, they are determined to escape and rescue their former orphanage-inhabitants. So, off they go, on one breathtaking adventure after another from Yorkshire to Oxford to Windsor to London to Canterbury. Oh, did I mention the escape begins in a hot-air balloon.
Alright, here is the truth. I personally don't like so much adventure. I love classics that move more slowly. But, everyone else? Well, everyone else loved all the adventure! It was like watching an action movie!
One thing I love was seeing all the place through Tom and Sarah's eyes. So much history! So much to discover. It made me want to travel to England and explore the whole country.
Though not overtly Christian, the book was wholesome and there was nothing that was inappropriate or upsetting.
Britfield & The Lost Crown will make a perfect read aloud for any homeschooling family that loves a good adventure story. Homeschooling moms will love the geography, history, architecture, and positive character exemplified in the book.
Looking at the book from a literary perspective, I was impressed with the characters who were interesting and intriguing. The villains aroused our anger and disdain, while the heroes were worth rooting for. The professor was a believable character, even though he simply walked away from his teaching post at Oxford to help the children.
The plot was well-constructed with an exciting climax. The resolution of the story was satisfying, but it was also set up for the next book in the series. We can't wait to read it.
Britfield really wants to make learning fun! They have an amazing resources page that is filled with creative ideas for teachers. Check out their FREE Teachers Resources page here.
You can download a free study guide to use right along with the book. I suggest reading the book aloud and then working on the study guide pages together. You can get the study guide here.
The world of Britfield is an exciting one! Full of adventure and exciting places to explore.
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