This is great historical fiction for Advent season, and the little discussions after each reading are very helpful in helping children learn from the story. Some of the content may be a little scary for very young children though.
Bartholomew's Passage is not only a good read, but a wonderful way to focus on the true meaning of Christmas, during a season when it can be easy to get lost in the shopping/party blitz. We were introduced to this series last year, with Jotham's Journey, which was also a great read. The cliffhangers each night keep the kids excited to get back into the story the next day. If you've never celebrated Advent, this would be a great way to start!
This is a great book! We have all 3 advent books written by Ytreeide. We have aways had an advent wreath and after dinner through the month of Dec. we light the candle and read the Bible and sing songs. As our children got older, the books were wonderful. We would read the part for each night, then sing songs. The kids were so excited to hear each part because Ytreeide is such a good writer that he left each chapter with a clift hanger. The kids couldn't wait to hear the next days reading! Now in college, they want these books to share with their own children when they have their own families. Advent is still a time they treasure and the memories of past years are wonderful. Thank you!