A Lion to Guard Usby Clyde Robert Bulla
115 pages, Historical Fiction
Reviewed by Nienna
Good read that is a little sad.
PlotWhen her mother dies and they are thrown into the streets, eleven-year-old Amanda knows she must bring her younger siblings Jemmy and Meg to the New World where their father is waiting. Through many dangers and adventures the children toil with only their father's brass lion door-knocker to guard them.
MoralityGood. Amanda strives to do what is right in every situation and always puts her siblings welfare before her own. Other characters do not act so righteously, but their deeds are shown as wrong.
Spiritual ContentGod and Heaven are mentioned briefly.
ViolenceA couple of important characters die, which is merely stated. The children are treated poorly by their mistress. They have to run away from someone.
Drug and Alcohol ContentAn old woman who speaks to them might be drunk.
Crude or Profane Language or ContentA man calls Amanda a little pig.
ConclusionNot only a sweet story of family loyalty and courage through trials, A Lion to Guard Us also gives a glimpse into 18th century London and the history of Jamestown. A good family read-aloud book.
|Written for Age:||5-7|
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