Calling all adventure lovers! If your family loves an action-packed story, you may be interested to know that a new book is hitting the shelves. Britfield & the Lost Crown by C. R. Stewert is a fiction novel that brings readers on a grand adventure through Great Britain’s history and landmarks. Read on to find out why Britfield & the Lost Crown should be added to your library.
A Little Bit About The Book Itself
Britfield & the Lost Crown is a 385 page action adventure novel designed to help bring a little social studies to its readers in a fun way. Set in the present day, the author adds historical pieces to help give readers a glimpse into England’s past. Readers get to virtually experience important historical landmarks as well as the English culture.
This book is also jam packed with nail biting adventure to keep your kids reading. While this book is listed as a children’s novel, it is great for the whole family. My son is thirteen and an 8th grader. He loved it so much that he has actually read it twice. The reading is easy enough for an upper elementary school student, but engaging enough for older teens and adults as well. The best part is that this is going to be a series with the next book out sometime next year.
A Little Bit About The Story
This story is about a boy named Tom, who lives in Weatherly Orphanage with his friend Sarah. The orphanage is a terrible place! In fact, Tom doesn’t even know his own last name. As the story unfolds, Tom learns that his parents may still be alive. He also discovers the word Britfield, and Tom and Sarah begin to question if this might by Tom’s last name. Together the pair steals a hot air balloon and travels off on an adventure to solve these great mysteries.
They travel through Oxford, London and Canterbury. As Tom and Sarah encounter these sites, the reader is shown some important landmarks of England. It does not take long for the story to heat up, and the duo is on the run from police, hunting down clues and discovering the truth of Tom’s past. The reader never quite knows if the pair will be sent back to Weatherly Orphanage or uncover what they are looking for.
There is a Study Guide Too!
For those that would love to dive a bit deeper, there are also resources available to help. The review crew families were given access to the 8 Week Study Guide which includes vocabulary, discussion and comprehension questions, and ways to go deeper with the learning. Some of the online resources include:
- Creativity Quotes
- Britfield & the Lost Crown: 8-Week Study Guide
- Creativity Games for the Classroom
Seth (age 13)
“Britfield & the Lost Crown was a great book. It it a novel that puts you on the edge of your seat. I liked the adventure it had in it, and I thought is was really cool how the author put little snippets of history into the book.”
“I love how the book subtly includes social study concepts into this fun story. One of my son’s least favorite subjects is social studies, so any time we can sneek a little more social studies into is life its great!”
Review Crew Thoughts…
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