HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW
Book: Danny Orlis on Superstition Mountain
Author: Bernard Palmer
Illustrator: David Miles
Publisher: Sword of the Lord, 2011
Related website: http://www.swordofthelord.com (publisher)
Language level: 1
(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing and/or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing and/or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)
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Rating: ***** 5 stars (EXCELLENT)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Palmer, Bernard. Danny Orlis on Superstition Mountain (published in1955 by Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; republished in 2011 by Sword of the Lord Publishers, P. O. Box 1099, Murfreesboro, TN 37133). Young Danny Orlis lives at Angle Inlet, MN, on the Lake of the Woods with his parents,. Carl and Margaret Orlis, his adopted twin siblings, Ron and Roxie, and his dog Laddie. He has just returned from being away at school and is looking forward to a peaceful summer at home. However, his mother’s only sister, Aunt Mable who is a missionary to Indians at Superstition Mountain in Mexico, needs his help. The mission team is working on a translation of the New Testament for the native people, but a mob is trying to steal the manuscript and keep the Gospel away from their people. Danny reluctantly agrees to go to Mexico, along with his best friend Jim Martin, and finds a seriously dangerous situation. Will the team get the translation done in time? And can Danny and Jim take it to the printer without incident? Or do the enemies succeed in destroying it? In this exciting adventure, Danny and his friends learn what it means to trust in God for protection when all hope seems lost.