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Friday, June 17, 2011

Spy for the Night Riders: Martin Luther (Trailblazer Books #3) by Dave Jackson

Good history - for 4th to 8th graders

Martin Luther (1483-1546)
I am reviewing this as a high school world history teacher who is looking for high-quality historical fiction of all skill levels that I can add to my classroom library.

While Spy for the Night Riders: Martin Luther is too easy for the average high school student, it would be a good fit for the 'reluctant reader' or the student interested in the Reformation. The plot moves along pretty quickly and does a good job of telling about Martin Luther's big moment at the Diet of Worms and his travels immediately before and after his hearing.

Some previous knowledge of the Reformation would be helpful.

I give this one 4 stars out of 5.

This book can be found on Amazon here: Spy for the Night Riders (Trailblazer Books Book 3)

Reviewed on May 6, 2006.


  1. I very much enjoy your reviews.

    Have you read "Here I Stand" by R.H. Bainton? It is the only adult biography of Luther that I have read, and I thought it excellent. As you are more of a Luther scholar than I, however, I'd be glad to know your thoughts about it.

  2. Hannah,

    I have not read that Luther biography but I will look into it!