Embracing a Healthy Family: The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls Book 3 & 4 from WorthyKids, an Imprint of Hachette Book Group, Review

The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls Book 3 & 4 from WorthyKids, an Imprint of Hachette Book Group, Review






I'm really excited to be able to share our review on the two books from the The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls series from WorthyKids, an imprint of Hachette Book Group. Once we received the two books in the series, we immediately liked what we started to read so I ordered the first two for my grandchildren. I had my two children read one book each to provide a good perspective from two ages of readers. My almost 16 year old read The Great Escape (Book #3) and my 11 year old read Journey to Jericho (Book #4)




The Great Escape (Book #3)

This book centered around siblings Peter, Mary and their dog named Hank. Occasionally Great Uncle Solomon has appearances too. As the siblings stumble upon ancient scrolls, they get transported to ancient Egypt during the time of Exodus. They experience the pyramids, the palace and the Great Sphinx as well as the mighty plagues and the Great Magician.

The black and white illustrations are basic but at some parts of the story but very detailed where they need to be. Not having color illustrations did not detract from the book and provided just enough to spark the imagination.



One of the features my daughter liked were the journal entries such as this one that Peter wrote:


Day 4
Pharaoh was sick of the frogs. He told Moses he would let the Israelite slaves go if Moses would ask God to take the frogs away. Moses prayed, and all the frogs died. Now there are piles of dead frogs everywhere. Then Pharaoh changed his mind and didn't let the slaves go free. You can't trust the Pharaoh. 

My daughter also thought it was really easy to understand and enjoyed how it correlated to the Bible. She thought it was a cute story since it gave an idea of what it might've been like to venture back in time and she said she liked how they introduced the characters, and how they were able to be part of the story. She also liked how in the back of the books, they provide the passages from the Bible where the reader can read more about the people, places and events from the book.




Journey to Jericho (Book #4)

This book centered around the same adventurous siblings Peter, Mary and their dog named Hank and their Great Uncle Solomon. My other daughter read this book and I decided to interview her based on her thoughts on the book:

Who is your favorite character?  
Mary because she is smart.

What did you like about the story?
I liked how the author told stories from the Bible. It made me want to read the Bible.

What was your favorite scene?
The climax of the story. Satan came and then Michael, the angel, arrived and saved the day. I also liked how the passages were recommended in the back so I could read more in the Bible.

Overall, both enjoyed the books and we liked them so much that we purchased books 1 and 2. They are easy to read, entertaining and educational from a Biblical standpoint. We would definitely recommend the series.


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After reading our reviews, check out what others on the Crew also thought of the books:

The Great Escape & Journey To Jericho {WorthyKids Reviews}

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