Thick As Thieves
Ages 12 and above
Retails for $9.99
Thick as Thieves from Circle C Milestones
We received Thick as Thieves and the accompanying downloadable PDF Study Guide for this review. This is the first book in the reading series in the Circle C Milestones ages 12 and above (young adult) reading / learning level by author Susan K Marlow.
Andi Carter is 14 and lives on her family’s ranch called Circle C Ranch. She loves horses and she has a special horse named Taffy who gives birth to a foal during the story. The book is about her life on the ranch, her family and responsibilities like chores, and going to school during the 1880’s in America.
My son is 14, we homeschool, and live on a homestead. He cares for his animals on our farm daily in addition to some household chores he rotates responsibilities with his siblings like helping with the laundry, taking out the trash, and dishes. He also has schoolwork he completes everyday. Even though he lives 150 years after she did, he could identify with the main character of the book Andi Carter.
There is a wonderful FREE STUDY GUIDE offered with this book. It is written like a unit study and is 40 pages filled with cross curricular activities that relate to both the book, but also to this time period in history.
The Study Guide includes: vocabulary, discussion questions, geography, history, writing, and “just for fun” activities. A great supplement for homeschool unit studies.
I don’t want to spoil the plot for you by giving away too much of the story ahead of time, but you can read a free excerpt from the book to “wet your whistle” and see why this is such a great read for teens and young adults.
My son enjoyed this book so much he did not want to put it down. He has already asked for us to get him more books like this about Andi, and all her adventures at different stages in her life. It is a very well written book with great attention to detail. Many character qualities like work ethic, faith, genuiness, friendship, relationships, responsibility, and integrity of the character comes through.
Author: Susan K Marlow
The author, Susan K Marlow is a homeschool mom who has dedicated her life to her family and to writing wholesome Christian fiction books for kids of all ages to enjoy. She has authored over 17 books for children. Each learning level she has written for has it’s own series of books.
If you want to read more books, from the Susan Marlow web site, you will see the info-graph above, and once you click “enter” on the picture of the series or learning level you are interested in, a whole web site for that specific learning level appears with books, study guides, articles, photos and more. She has really done a wonderful job organizing this into a user friendly resource for families.
In addition to writing books, Susan also teaches writing workshops, and enjoys living in Washington on a homestead. Her connection with homeschool life and homesteading really comes through in her books and my kids can relate to the Andi and the other characters.
Be sure to follow Susan Marlow on her social media links for all the latest news and updates.
Be sure to check out what other families on the Schoolhouse Review Crew had to say about reading Thick As Thieves in their homeschool.