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Kidnapped by River Rats (Trailblazer Books (Chronological))

3.62  ·  Rating Details  ·  310 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
It is sometime during the 1880s, and Jack and Amy have come to London searching for their uncle. On their own without money, food, or shelter, they have nowhere else to turn. But what is the chance of finding him when they don't even know where he lives?

For the two youngsters, attempting to live on the streets is frightening, dangerous, and an opportunity for the worst ele
Paperback, 110 pages
Published September 1st 1991 by Bethany House Publishers
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Jessica Powell
Aug 27, 2015 Jessica Powell rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids
I read this series when I was a kid and absolutely loved it. I'm so excited to be able to share these books with my own kids now! They are such a great way to introduce kids to the heroes of our faith. This first book is about William & Catherine Booth of the Salvation Army. My two daughters (ages 6 & 7) loved it and begged me to read more to them every night. We've already purchased the next book and started reading it last night!
Catherine Gillespie
Kidnapped by River Rats is a fictional book about two orphaned kids in London who are rescued by the Salvation Army. It’s the sort of book that aims at a little bit of history while telling a story, which I normally like, but there were some flaws. First, the dialog is dreadful for reading aloud. It’s anachronistic and clumsy. I found myself changing it every time there was a direct quote. If you’re ok with in-process editing as you read, that might be ok, but although I can change wording as I ...more
This is part of a wonderful series I discovered last fall. Each Trailblazer Book introduces the ministry of a hero of the Christian faith. The Christian heroes in this book are William and Catherine Booth, the founders of the Salvation Army.

The book is historical fiction. It follows 2 fictional children in their troubled lives in London during the 1800s. However, they meet William and Catherine Booth. As a foreward to the story, the authors tell which characters are real and which are fictional
Deo Sinaga
Jan 15, 2015 Deo Sinaga rated it it was amazing
Really good book, really nice story.
Feb 09, 2010 Hilary rated it it was amazing
Read it when I was in the third grade. What can I say? It inspired me to attempt my own novel the next year... hehe. Oh yes.. the memories.
Dec 05, 2008 Leo rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: NOBODY!!!!!!!
this is pretty freaky. its about kidnapping and i hate that cuz it makes me scared all the time.
Teresa Brown
Jan 28, 2013 Teresa Brown rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
Read aloud to my 10 year old son. We both loved it and are anxious to read the whole series!
John Yelverton
Dec 30, 2012 John Yelverton rated it liked it
Quite honestly, a fairly weak historical novel about the early work of the Salvation Army.
Erin(and Hannah)
Jan 18, 2009 Erin(and Hannah) rated it liked it
Shelves: hannah-s-books
This is a "series" about famous Christain heroes of the past. They're interesting.
Nov 04, 2015 Jessica rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Jessica by: goodreads
See the first book in the series (Spy for the Night Riders)for a full review.
I really enjoyed this book! It really kept me intrested. :)
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Dave and Neta Jackson are a full-time husband/wife writing team who have authored and co-authored many books on marriage and family, the church, relationships, and other subjects. Their books for children include the TRAILBLAZER series and Hero Tales, volumes I,II, III, and IV. The Jacksons make their home in Evanston, Illinois.
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