Orphaned Philippe is not altogether certain he sides with his Protestant friends. And with the amount of bloodshed occurring in Huguenot communities, well, let’s just say that he future doesn’t look to bright no matter what they believe. But one cannot straddle a fence for too long, and before lone Philippe will have to make a decision about where he stands amidst the religious persecution that had taken France by storm.
I was introduced to Douglas Bond in middle school through his Mr. Pipes books. I remember enjoying them so much that when the school year was over and then several years later I reread them. For young readers his books are excellent tools in educating those who wish to know more about certain areas of history. Hammer of the Huguenots is no different. Without a doubt I would have enjoyed this book in middle school as well (though not it feels a little slow for this reader). It’s filled with loveable characters, real struggles and thought-provoking decisions. If you are considering this book, go for it – you might learn something new.
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