Thursday, November 18, 2010

"Brave Boys of Derry or No Surrender!" Virtual Book Tour

Brave Boys of Derry or No Surrender!
Author: W. Stanley Martin
Publisher: Nordskog Publishing
ISBN: 9780982707401
Genre: History, Children, Young Adult

About the Book:

The story of the 1689 siege of Londonderry proclaims the power of God in the incredible resistance of the City of Londonderry against the attempted Jacobite conquest of Ireland by the deposed King James II of England. While the city leaders vacillated, thirteen bold and brave young apprentices took the initiative to close the city gates. “No surrender!” became the rallying cry. Faith in Christ gave the people of Derry the courage to resist in the face of extended siege, blockade, starvation, and disease. Liberty lovers—young and old—should read this book.

About the Author:

Not much is known about the author. Mr. W. Stanley Martin was a stationer and was partner in the City of London firm, Martin & Purnham. He spent his last days in Felpham in Sussex, England and used to attend services at the Chapel of the Bannister, Theological College in Felpham.

My Thoughts:

As a home school mother, I have always looked for literary treasures to add to our library. I have found that many of the books from days gone by are of exceptional quality in both language and delivery. Sadly, many of these books have been forgotten. Thankfully, Rev. Christopher Hoops had a copy of "Brave Boys of Derry or No Surrender" in his library. This book has been out of print for many years, and thanks to Nordskog Publishing, it is no again available!

"Brave Boys of Derry or No Surrender!" has truly been a pleasure to read. It is a small hardbound book that is full of beautiful black and white illustrations that compliment the text. The way the text reads is a treasure in itself. It is done in a way where you feel you are sitting and listening to someone tell the story - very personal and very entertaining!! This would be perfect in a home setting with the children snuggled around the parent while the parent reads aloud. This book would entertain any age group, from a young child to the adult. While the text many be difficult to read for the young child, the illustrations would entertain and add clarity while it was being read to him/her.

This treasure is one that should be added to every home library!! I'm so happy that this book was not forgotten, and time was taken to preserve it. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

This book was provided through Pump Up Your Book for me to honestly review.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the superb review of W.S. Martin's book. I'm glad you enjoyed it. It would be neat to see it read aloud to a group of kids because of his style. I'm holding onto my copy too.

    Thanks again.