I loved this book. At first, when I read the portion about Norman, I thought, surely there is more to this book then one boy's story. And was there ever. I loved how all the stories of all the boys lives were woven together to reach one ultimate act of greatness.
Because the book is about real historical figures, it is a great way to introduce young children to history in a way that they find interesting and relevant. And while the book does mention God, it is not in any way evangelistic, so it is appropriate for various faiths, and secular use as well. It would be a great addition to any Sunday School or home school curriculum. The illustrations are lovely, and overall just a great children's book.
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