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Reviewed by Patsy Glans for Readers' Favorite
In Beyond the Attic Door by Tracy Del Campo, one wonders did Noah really build an ark? Or have we been fed half truths? Based on the Bible and Noah's Ark, this short story has a big story to tell. With the Scopes Monkey Trial as one of the main focus points, author Tracy Del Campo brings to life the 1925 trial of John Scopes, a teacher castigated for teaching evolution to his students. People are worried that religion will die if the trial proceeds on too long.
Lulu and her brother, Buddy, are visiting their grandmother in Missouri. They know their uncle is a scientist and a inventor; they also know he has a workshop, but they are not allowed up there. On a stormy night, they sneak in and discover his time machine and travel back in time to witness the launch of Noah's Ark. If Lulu and Buddy are not rescued and brought back to 1925, it could change everything. It will take everything Lulu, Buddy and their rescuers believe in to get them all back alive.
The message their grandmother states, "Faith means believing with your heart and not with your eyes," has stayed in my head and has made my personal faith richer and deeper. The argument of evolution vs. creation has been happening for years and will continue for years; everyone has to decide for themselves on what they believe in their heart. Don't miss this wonderful story. Parents should encourage their age appropriate children to read the book.