R.C. Sproul, Jr. writes, "Douglas Bond in King's Arrow once
again will inspire boys to become men, and men to become men of
Nicole (age 12): I thoroughly enjoyed this series! The
books are suspenseful and yet touching; action-packed and yet
thought-provoking. The descriptions in the books can be a
bit gruesome at times, so I recommend that you read them together
as a family and skim through sections that you do not think your
children can handle well.
Brady (age 10): This is a story about two brothers, a
their families as they join together again to stand firm against the wicked
King Charles, who hates Christians. Such suspense! If
I had to walk in their shoes, there would be only one thing to do -
Pray! And that is exactly what they do. You should
read these stories to your family.
While reading these books, we learned about Scottish Oatcakes.
Just reading about them made our mouths water. We found the
recipe and it has become a great family treat. One of the
great aspects about this recipe is that there are no eggs in the
batter, so if our little girls snitched the dough, there was no
harm done. Our children enjoyed rolling out the dough and
using cookie cutters to make fun shapes. Here is the recipe
for you to enjoy as well:
1/2 C scottish oats (same as steel-cut oats)
1/2 C all purpose flour
3/4 t sugar
1/4 t salt
1/4 t baking powder
1/4 C melted butter (1/2 stick)
1/3 C hot water
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease
a baking sheet. Combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder
and oats. Stir until combined. Add butter until evenly
distributed. Fork in hot water until
evenly moistened. Roll dough out 1/4 inch thick. Cut
with round cutter 2 1/2 or 3 inches in diameter. Bake 25
minutes until golden brown. Cool on rack. Store at
room temperature in air tight container for two days.
We love these served with butter and jam. Also wonderful
with cream cheese! Yum! Give them a try.
The children also put together lapbooks about what they were
learning through reading this series. They included the
recipe above, a book report, map of Scotland, vocabulary and a
translation sheet, some coloring pictures of Scottish highlanders
and covenanters, plus more. It was a good way for them to
summarize their learning. If you would like to read more
about putting together a lapbook, you can read
this article here.
We hardily recommend these books and you can purchase them from
your favorite curriculum supplier or from Amazon.com. You
can also read more reviews and testimonials for these books by
clicking on the links below. You are not obligated to buy
anything by clicking on these links - they will just direct you to
the Amazon website for more information. From our family to
yours, we hope that you enjoy these books as much as we have.