This article is in collaboration with WorthKids.
The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls is a time-traveling adventure series that follows Peter, his sister Mary, and their dog Hank to pivotal moments in biblical history. Their adventures began when the children found scrolls amongst Great-Uncle Solomon’s archaeologist artifacts collection. Each scroll takes the children to a specific destination and decoding the special message brings them back home. The name of this series might sound familiar but this time Homeschool Review Crew was given the opportunity to read Book 3: The Great Escape and Book 4: Journey to Jericho. Both books are authored by M. J. Thomas and published by WorthyKids, an imprint of Hachette Book Group.
Peter, Mary, and Hank continue their adventures in ancient Egypt via Book 3: The Great Escape. On this journey, the siblings watch as Moses petitions Pharaoh for the Israelites’ freedom. While racing to decode the scroll they observe the effects of the plagues and battle the Great Magician, Pharaoh’s trusted yet suspicious advisor. Will the children complete the scroll in time to make their own Exodus out of Egypt?
Book 4: Journey to Jericho brings the trio to a desert where the Israelites are preparing to enter the Promised Land. While there, Peter and Mary meet Rahab while on a reconnaissance mission to Jericho. Other daring encounters occur throughout this story as the team works to complete the scroll and get back home.
These books present a creative combination of familiar Bible stories with engaging text, imagination, and fun characters. Each book is 128 pages and recommended for children ages 6-9. These stories can also be used as a read-aloud for the whole family. Read the thoughts of Homeschool Review Crew members and their children below.
Thank you to Ta’Neisha Kemp of Marriage, Motherhood, Makeup, & Homeschool for writing this introductory article.