This easy to read chapter book takes children along for the fun and excitement that the Miller children embark on. This book weaves the childhood adventures of Eddie, Jon, Lucy and their younger sister Carly along with wholesome family values in a lovely story that takes place during the late 1960's.
This book is an great read that the entire family can enjoy. According to Reading.io this book is on a 6th grade reading level. I like that it highlights healthy family relationships and problem solving. I don't consider it necessary to have read the first book in the series to follow along with the storyline.
As I read through the "About the Author" section, I found it admirable that her desire for the Front Porch Series is to "depict strong, healthy families, communities and childhood friendships and to show children that family life can be good". Isn't that a great mission for children books to be based on? I think so!
My daughter (age 9) really enjoyed the excitement of the children's excursions. She liked the story so much she wanted her sister and I to join in. She read it aloud to us and I was enthusiastically waiting to hear how the twist and turns the book takes would eventually end.
There are fun extra included in the book.
1. Five Basic Rules for Speaking French
2. French-English Glossary
3. French Word Adventure
4. Word Hunt
5. A fun journal page to fill out
Volume 3 and 4 are expected to be released sometime this year.
I think this would be a great series for young children to read!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy to review from the BookCrash review program.