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Reviewed by Grant Leishman for Readers' Favorite
Take a Boy’s Own Annual story from my childhood, update it to the twenty-first century and you have Charles Salter’s captivating children’s adventure book, How Three Brothers Saved the Navy: Kare Kids Adventure #3. Matt (12), Ryan (10) and Jack (8) are three typically rambunctious boys who like nothing more than to play together in the woods surrounding their home. For these three boys though, whose father is a Captain in the US Navy and a former Aircraft Carrier Commander, their play revolves entirely around pretending to be Force Recon Marines. The boys have absorbed like sponges everything about the Navy and have even read their father’s books on naval tactics and weaponry. When they discover that the old abandoned airfield has been taken over by some high altitude parachute jumpers, they are intrigued and determined to discover who the jumpers are and what they are up to. What they discover will throw them into a high-stakes battle against real terrorists and their nefarious plans to blow up their father’s previous carrier command, The USS Dwight D Eisenhower. The boys are in a race against time to save their country’s navy from some extremely determined terrorists.
As an adult, it is easy to read How Three Boys Saved the Navy and scoff at the unlikely adventure the three boys throw themselves into so wholeheartedly. But, it didn’t take too long for my mind to drift back to my long lost childhood and nod understandingly. This is a book aimed fairly and squarely at adventurous children of a certain age and inclination and it hit that mark perfectly. The language is age-appropriate and I can definitely see pre-teen boys and girls nodding their heads at the antics of these three brave youngsters. I guess my only gripe would be that these are three young boys (as was often the case in my long lost days of youth) whereas perhaps a sister to lighten the gender imbalance might have been nice. That being said, the action is fast paced and believable to a young mind. The story is relevant to today’s world and the author’s clear knowledge of weapons, procedures and tactics is evident. I enjoyed this story and am sure it will appeal to its target audience.