Friday, August 17, 2012

TOS Review - Mr. Pipes and the British Hymn Makers


PhotobucketMr. Pipes and the British Hymn Makers is the first in a series of books by Douglas Bond. The website describes the book ...."tells the story of two teens who, while visiting England, are befriended by an elderly English gentlemen called Mr. Pipes. Through the relationship they learn about famous British hymn writers. They also learn about the value of traditional worship and praise". The suggested grade level for this book is 7th - 10th . In our family we used this book as a read aloud. Often times we do this because I don't want to miss out on a good book and we get to share some time together with a great story. Many subjects are discussed in the book that could be educational as well as enjoyable. This would actually be a real treasure for families using the Charlotte Mason Method of education. Some subjects to pull out for further study would be English geography, Nature Study, hymn study and English history. Something I found very delightful was the bond and conversations between the teens and Mr. Pipes and how interested the teens were about God and religious matters. A relationship between the old and young is just something you don't see a lot of these days and it was nice to see it represented in this book. The only thing that Grace didn't like was that the chapters were long and sometimes hard to get through in one sitting.  For the purposes of this review we downloaded the ebook version. Please visit Christian Liberty Press to download this ebook which retails for $8.79, you won't be disappointed.

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Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Crew, I received this product at no cost to me in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine.

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