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LDS Book Review: Kids on a Mission: Escape from Germany by Sian Ann Bessey

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Kids on a Mission: Escape from Germany

Kids on a Mission: Escape from Germany

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The Bottom Line

Escape from Germany, by Sian Ann Bessey, is a novel written for children. It is about children who find a mysterious envelope that calls them on a mission to Germany in 1939. After placing on name tags, they find themselves in Germany at the start of WWII. The children need to fulfill their mission by helping the missionaries leave Germany. They have to face the Gestapo, as they race through Germany in search for missionaries.

Pros

  • Book is well written for a child
  • Teaches history is a fun way to youth
  • Author shares experience of an actual missionary that needed to evacuate Germany during this time

Cons

  • Author's note is very touching but because of the note's title kids may not stop to read it

Description

  • A novel written for the 8-10 year old boy or girl
  • Novel about a brother (9) and sister (11) who receive a mission call to Germany in 1939
  • Contains an author's note which tells a story from history
  • Takes place in Germany while the missionaries are being evacuated
  • The children help find some missing missionaries while needing to escape from the Gestapo

Guide Review - LDS Book Review: Kids on a Mission: Escape from Germany by Sian Ann Bessey

This is a great book for the young people of the church. It was entertaining as well as a good source to teach the reader of what it was like in Germany at the start of WWII. It tells of how scarce the food was and how quickly the Germans were trying to leave. It also helped show what the missionaries had to go through as they were evacuated. I look forward to reading more experiences of Matt and Emily Williams as they serve other missions. If your children enjoy the Magic Tree House series they will enjoy this book.

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