Monday, September 17, 2012

Raising Real Men {Schoolhouse Review Crew}

This year in our Bible class, we are studying Genesis through Deuteronomy, which includes studying Ancient Egypt. With that in mind, I have been collecting resources to assist in this study.

It was with great excitement I learned we'd be able to receive a copy of recently-published, A Cry From Egypt, and written for ages 8 and up. It is the first book in The Promised Land Series.

A Cry From Egypt is about an Israelite girl, Jarah, and her family. They are slaves in Egypt, longing for the day when they will be free from Egyptian bondage. They witnessed/experienced the Plagues and the Passover. The story remains focused on Jarah, and her family, while Moses and Aaron are distant figures.

Author Hope Auer is a homeschool graduate. She began writing this novel when she was only thirteen, as a school assignment during their study on Ancient Egypt. She has spent the past several years revising her story.

In addition to this, the cover designer and illustrator, Mike Slaton, is also a recent homeschool graduate!  

We are enjoying reading through this book. When the book first arrived, Botanist Boy took off with the book, and began reading it himself. Then, during Hurricane Isaac while the power was out, I began reading it aloud to the boys and Jen. I loved how, when I came to the end of the chapter, they begged me to keep reading! We are still slowly making our way through it.

Frankly, we look forward to the rest in this series!

Hal and Melanie Young oversaw the publication of A Cry From Egypt, as well as a book for parents, Children in Church (which some of the other Crew members reviewed). They're the authors of the Christian Small Publishers Association 2011 Book of the Year, Raising Real Men.

Hal and Melanie are also homeschool parents of six real boys and two real girls.

Cost: A Cry From Egypt: $12.50. Children in Church: $12.00.

Contact Information:
Raising Real Men

A Cry From Egypt

Great Waters Press

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Crew has to say about Raising Real Men.


Disclaimer: As a Schoolhouse Review Crew blogger, I am provided a free copy of the book, curriculum or product to test and use in order to write an honest review. I receive no other compensation and the opinions I share are my own and not influenced by the company in question.
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