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It’s finally here!! The Secret of The Hidden Scrolls: Book Three- The Great Escape. This children’s book series by author M.J. Thomas is a mix of fun, adventure and learning about the Bible. The series follows siblings Mary and Peter, along with their dog Hank, as they travel back in time to important biblical moments in history searching for the ancient scrolls. If you have young readers who enjoy reading this is a MUST HAVE book series!
The Secret of The Hidden Scrolls Book Three The Great Escape
In The Great Escape, Peter, Mary, and Hank journey to the pyramid-studded desert of ancient Egypt. When the trio become friends with Pharaoh’s daughter, they witness first-hand as Moses petitions Pharaoh for the Israelites’ freedom. Plagues wreak havoc as the group races to decode the scroll, gets chased by a panther, and battles Pharaoh’s cunning advisor, the Great Magician. Young readers will anxiously follow along as Peter and Mary’s thrilling adventures bring the biblical story of Exodus to life. Age 6-9.
Both my kids, along with myself, have enjoyed all 3 of these books- we are very much looking forward to a book 4! The Great Escape has fit right in with the time period we are learning about during school too. This book is full of fun and adventure and grabs your attention and holds onto it till the very end. I love that this is a book I can read along with the kids and we all enjoy it.
I feel good with any of my children reading this book. M.J. Thomas takes time to study the Bible and accurately include the information in his series and I love that about him and these books.
Know someone who would enjoy reading The Secret of The Hidden Scrolls? Don’t forget to start at the beginning with Book 1: The Beginning, Book 2: Race to the Ark and Book 3: The Great Escape on Amazon.
Isaiah Asks: Questions to the author
My son came up with some questions for the author and hope to have some answers soon to include in the post as well.
Question 1: Do you have a favorite of the three books you have written so far?
Answer: I loved writing all three books in The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls. It’s hard to choose my favorite because each one tells how wonderful God is and the amazing things He has done. I loved the discovery of God’s creation in Book 1. I enjoyed seeing how Peter, Mary, and Hank worked together to help Noah in Race to the Ark. And it was fun figuring out how Peter, Mary, and Hank could survive the plagues in Egypt in The Great Escape. I also enjoyed studying about ancient Egypt to help me write The Great Escape.
Question 2: Do you have a favorite character? and why?
Answer: I love all the characters (well except for the the bad ones). But I would have to say my favorite is Peter because he is based on my youngest son, Peter. I also love Mary because she is based on my niece, Mary. I have to mention Hank because he is based on my dog, Hank. I really enjoy seeing how they can work together to make it through all of the tough times and adventures they face.
Question 3: Now that 3 books are out is there anything you would change about any of them? Or anything you might do differently?
Answer: I can’t think of anything I would change. Maybe I would have made Book 3 a little longer so there could have been a little more adventure with all of the plagues. But I have to stop at some point so that I can write the next books.
Question 4: How many books do you think the series will have? <<<Seriously don’t stop writing now we love them! 🙂
Answer: I plan to write nine books in The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls series. I have written summaries for all of them and I can’t wait to get them all written so you can read them. I also have some ideas for Peter, Mary, Hank and Great-Uncle Solomon in another book series. But you will have to wait to find out.
Thanks for the excellent questions!
M. J. Thomas
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