I love to provide my kids with a sense of adventure when they are taught new things. As part of our homeschooling journey, I also do my best to ensure that my children read a broad range of books. My boys and I have been reading Shepherd, Potter, Spy — and the Star Namer from Peggy Consolver – Author for the past month as part of a review for the Homeschool Review Crew.
About Shepherd, Potter, Spy — and the Star Namer
This is a story about Keshub, a young shepherd boy, who becomes a spy of the Hebrews. This story is classified as a book about adventure. This book is designed to bring the story of the Gibeonites of Joshua to life through the point of view of a thirteen-year-old boy.
This book is made for kids ages 7 and up. You can purchase this book for $10.14. You can also get a study guide to enhance your reading of this story for $12.99. You can purchase them on Peggy's website.
I choose to read this with the boys to ensure I knew what to say about it in my review. This book started out well. I thought it was going to be a book where the boys could relate to the main characters. However, the further we got into the book it quickly became quite annoying to read. We had to learn many details that didn't help us to understand the story any better. The characters names were hard to pronounce or even remember. (Of course, in the author's defense that's also true in the Bible too.)
The book got interesting again towards the end of it. Unfortunately, though, it wasn't engaging enough to keep my boys interested. They did not look forward to the time we spent on this book.
The study guide portion of this review was entertaining and fun to go through. It almost felt like the study guide is what brought this book to life instead of the other way around. I feel that if you were to get this for your children that it should come with the study guide. I can't imagine going through this book without using the study guide.
Learn More About The Author
Peggy Consolver is one of six kids from southwest Oklahoma. She graduated from Grandfield High School. She graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK. She is a wife and a mother to two children.
Peggy Consolver has gone on an adventure to the Gibeon in the Palestinian West Bank to learn even more details than what her Bible studies gave her. She has put a lot of energy and effort into this book to ensure it as close to the Bible stories as possible.
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