Sherlock Jones, The Missing Diamond
This third book in the Sherlock Jones Junior Detective series teaches valuable lessons about valuing God, friends, and family more than money. When Sherlock and Penny make a new friend at school, Lisa Diamond, they are surprised and pleased to learn she is a millionaire and a Christian. When she is kidnapped, they must use all their brainpower and computer technology to get her safely home again. 110 pgs.
Jasper Jones may just be a kid, but he's also quite the detective. Along with the help of his friend, Penny Gordon, "Sherlock" stumbles into and cleverly solves the incredible schemes of crooks. If only the local law enforcement would learn to listen to Jasper the cases would be a lot easier!
We personally own a lot of these books. Many of them are among our children's all-time favorites. That's saying a lot, since my children are voracious readers. There's such variety in this line - they run the gamut from biography to fantasy, but consistently enrich. It is indisputable that every book you read becomes a little part of you. Knowing this, we want to be careful not to fill our children's heads and hearts with objectionable, disturbing or useless material. Many of our customers are Christian homeschoolers, as we are. Even among this group, parents differ in the degree of restriction or criteria they apply in selecting materials they consider appropriate for their children, depending upon their particular convictions in this area. However, we feel confident that even the most convicted parent would have no qualms about this thoroughly Christian series. While books in the Light Line have a "strong Christian message," they are not "preachy." Rather, they skillfully entertain while presenting that message, with vivid characters and strong, exciting story lines. The biographies are among the best my children have read - they have been particularly stirred by With Daring Faith, the story of missionary Amy Carmichael. Series are listed first in each section, followed by single books listed alphabetically.