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The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon
4.09
it was amazing
The illustration of this book is a fitting tribute to an artist whose fascination with birds revolutionized the study of these amazing animals. This i ...more
May 18, 2015
May 08, 2015
 
David Livingstone
3.98
it was amazing
I read this book because I was sick and needed to focus my addled mind for the day. Since I was unable to accomplish anything else, a biography writte ...more
Mar 27, 2013
Mar 27, 2013
 
Foxe's Book of Martyrs
4.24
it was ok
Some day, I really will finish this book. Really, I will. I think i've started it 3, maybe 4, times. I think the caustic combination for me is the anc ...more
not set
Apr 12, 2008
 
The English Governess at the Siamese Court: The True Story Behind 'The King and I'
3.38
liked it
I read this book a few years ago. I enjoyed it, though i had some reservations about it's accuracy. It is a well written memoir, but such work is only ...more
not set
May 25, 2008
 
Martin Luther (Christian Biographies for Young Readers)
4.85
it was amazing
It's 2017 and all over the world, Germany, the Lutheran Church and even the Catholic Church, believers are returning to the events of Wittenburg, Germ ...more
Feb 07, 2017
Apr 10, 2016
 
Broken on the Back Row: A Journey Through Grace and Forgiveness
3.97
liked it
I read this book because I was angry. Sandi Patty was my first exposure to Christian music outside of church, and I was captivated by the contemporary ...more
Jan 2005
May 08, 2008
 
Corrie ten Boom (Heroes of the Faith)
4.43
it was amazing
There are many reasons I have admired Corrie Ten Boom since I was a young girl first reading her story, and Sam Wellman captures most of them. The onl ...more
Oct 02, 2016
Jan 11, 2016
 
Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed The World
4.24
did not like it
Martin Luther is a key figure in both Western Civilization and Church History. When we came to him in our homeschool studies, I was excited to share h ...more
not set
Jan 10, 2011
 
Gianna: Aborted...and Lived to Tell about It
4.00
really liked it
I was captivated by this book. Gianna's mother tried to abort her. As a baby, she faught to survive and won! However, it is not all rosy, she was perm ...more
not set
May 08, 2008
 
The Story of Anne Frank
4.10
really liked it
An excellent introduction to Anne Frank and her family history that can be helpful both to students gaining first exposure to Anne and to students rea ...more
not set
Sep 29, 2016
 
Chosen for Greatness: How Adoption Changes the World
3.83
really liked it
Batura has written 16 gentle biographies of people who acclaimed fame through business, politics, athleticism, entrepreneurship, media, scientific dis ...more
not set
Dec 12, 2016
 
George Whitefield: Voice That Woke the World
3.82
it was ok
This is a tricky review. The story of George Whitefield is interesting and inspiring, and it is a joy to share it with our children.

However, the writ
...more
May 02, 2014
Apr 26, 2014
 
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
4.40
really liked it
The Pacific theater of World War II is often overlooked. It is an interesting phenomena, and I've often wondered, why? A function of the incredible ge ...more
Apr 04, 2017
Oct 18, 2012
 
Alex: The Life of a Child
4.36
it was amazing
Long, long ago, in the fading memories of my youth, I read Alex: The Life of Child about the life and death of Frank Deford's daughter. It moved me. I ...more
not set
Jul 07, 2008
 
Jacob Deshazer: Forgive Your Enemies
4.44
it was amazing
For some reason, the Pacific theater of the second world war is often ignored, and as a result the Doolittle raid upon Japan has been largely forgotte ...more
not set
Sep 30, 2016
 
Story of the Orchestra: Listen While You Learn About the Instruments, the Music and the Composers Who Wrote the Music!
4.28
liked it
This book has great ideas that are hobbled by inconsistent execution. There is too much to learn for one go at it, so we covered on chapter a day.

We a
...more
Apr 23, 2014
Apr 11, 2014
 
Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag
4.06
really liked it
An easier read than I expected, the cold, hard, truth is told in this biography without sensation. Documenting the struggles of his (South) Korean fam ...more
Mar 31, 2008
Mar 22, 2008
 
John Owen
4.45
it was amazing
This single sitting overview of Puritan, John Owen is another excellent installment in Carr's series, "Christian Biographies for Young Readers." Don't ...more
Feb 2013
Oct 04, 2012
 
Leaving Cold Sassy: The Unfinished Sequel to Cold Sassy Tree
3.17
liked it
This book is half fiction, half biography.

The fiction consists of the unfinished sequel that Olive Ann Burns wrote, but was unable to finish before he
...more
Jun 20, 2008
Jun 03, 2008
 
Cereal Tycoon: Henry Parsons Crowell Founder of the Quaker Oats Co.
3.67
really liked it
This would be a great book for a business graduate, or anyone interested in business. It tells the story of Henry Parsons Crowell, a man who was gifte ...more
Jun 03, 2008
Jun 03, 2008
 
A Martyr's Grace: 21 Moody Bible Institute Alumni Who Gave Their Lives for Christ
4.00
liked it
I’ve been spoiled by classical education and it’s relentless efforts to present history in context. These 21 stories are well written and inspiring – ...more
Apr 12, 2017
Feb 13, 2017
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.03
really liked it
This account of one family’s story is instructive for us all. Although this book is non-fiction, it is written in such a way that it has a classic fee ...more
Apr 28, 2017
Feb 22, 2017
 
Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther
4.08
it was amazing
A brilliant treatment of Luther that doesn't settle for simple caricature, but examines the complexities of this famous man from childhood to death.

Wh
...more
Jan 2014
May 15, 2008
 
Daniel Boone: Woodsman of Kentucky
3.50
it was ok
The strength of Zronik's "Daniel Boone: Woodsman of Kentucky" is it's strong sense of setting. The student is impressed with the changes taking place ...more
Sep 2014
Oct 03, 2014
 
Polycarp of Smyrna (Heroes of the Faith)
4.23
really liked it
There isn't a lot for kids on church fathers, so I was excited to incorporate this series "Heroes of the Faith" into our year on church history. The i ...more
Sep 09, 2012
Aug 27, 2012
 
The Cat with the Yellow Star: Coming of Age in Terezin
4.08
really liked it
The narrative of Ela Weissberger's life is complemented by a surprising number of photographs that take the reader from her life before the war, fleei ...more
Sep 30, 2016
Sep 30, 2016
 
William Carey: Bearer of Good News (Heroes for Young Readers)
3.56
did not like it
Earlier in our studies of church history, we read the wonderful work of Simonetta Carr in the Christian Biographies for Young Readers Series. It has r ...more
Mar 12, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
 
Fine Print (Creative Minds Biography) (Creative Minds Biography (Paperback))
3.56
liked it
How do we know about people who lived long ago? The author walks students through challenges of documenting the lives of those who lived long ago.

Star
...more
Nov 11, 2013
Nov 11, 2013
 
Sarah Morton's Day: A Day In The Life Of A Pilgrim Girl
3.99
it was amazing
Samuel Eaton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy
Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl
Tapenum's Day: A Wampanoag Indian Boy in
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not set
Nov 27, 2013
 
Samuel Eaton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy
3.95
it was amazing
Samuel Eaton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy
Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl
Tapenum's Day: A Wampanoag Indian Boy in
...more
Nov 29, 2013
Nov 27, 2013
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