Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite
Old Mr. Higgins asks the Mysterious Six to investigate some strange lights he has seen along the cliffs at the back of his property in The Little Giants as the Mysterious Six in the Supernatural Great Escape by Lynette Harrell. The six friends agree to help and find themselves in a lot more trouble than they were expecting, though, as they follow tunnels through the caves, find hidden hoops that open doors, and use a large old key that Rosy, Mr. Higgins’ dog, had found. Trapped by two bumbling bad guys, will the explorers manage to find their way out with the help of the Lord and His ever-present angels?
Lynette Harrell weaves the power of prayer and the children’s faith into an interesting and exciting mystery story that holds your attention and makes you want to see what happens next. Oliver, a new friend from England, doesn’t have the same experience with the Bible as the others so he is not sure about the miracles he sees. Edgar, the local bully, is equally surprised when the five believers turn the other cheek and, instead of seeking revenge for the mean things he has done to them, they do something nice for him. The Little Giants as the Mysterious Six in the Supernatural Great Escape is a wonderful story for grades 4 – 6, but could even be read aloud to younger children. Lynette Harrell has done a superb job bringing the use of faith and prayer to a level easily understood by children and the book serves as a good reminder to adults, as well. Great story! I loved the individual personalities and how they come together for a common goal, in spite of individual differences and 'issues.' Very positive and well worth reading!