The Three Gold Doubloons

by Edith Thacher Hurd
Rated 4.6 out of 5

Full of History

Rated 4 out of 5
November 22, 2020

My kids and I bought the audio version. We loved the storyline, full of history. Set in the time period of the Revolutionary war. Tom the main character is brave, exciting, and has lots of lessons that he is learning about life. The audio is engaging, although the narrator is a bit dry at times. My entire family really enjoyed this book overall. We definitely recommend it!

Krista B.


Rated 5 out of 5
September 17, 2020

I loved this very historical novel. It had wonderful morals and good characters as well. I would buy it again!


Enjoyable historical fiction

Rated 4 out of 5
May 12, 2020

I really enjoyed reading this historical fiction! It is full of adventure and even a bit of suspense! I loved the example of the hard-working, loyal young man during this difficult time in history. Something I’d love to have all my children read!



Rated 4 out of 5
January 15, 2020

Tom really showed what it was like to be gracious to those around him, especially to those that make it difficult to act as such.


A great choice for American history!

Rated 4 out of 5
December 16, 2019

This book has such great messages about forgiveness and 2nd chances. Life in colonial Williamsburg and Patrick Henry’s stirring speech really came alive for us as I read it aloud to my son!

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Level 7

Tom drew back into the shadow of the wall, for at that moment, the gate opened and two of the governor’s black horses appeared pulling a large wagon behind them. Tom could just make out the dark forms of several men crouching low on the seat. The horses’ hoofs must have been padded, for they scarcely made a sound even on the cobblestones of the courtyard.

This wonderful tale follows the adventures of a printer’s apprentice, Tom Cartwright, in colonial Williamsburg. Not only is Tom caught up in an exciting historical time period, but also in an engaging plot. With skillful writing, the author weaves in inspiring messages, such as how kind actions to those who don’t deserve them can come back to bless you in the most unexpected ways.

“When I read this book, I knew it was one that needed to be brought back to the world. It has everything that makes a worthy book: high literary, moral, educational, and entertainment value. If you are a parent that likes to feed your child’s mind with literature that uplifts and teaches, this book is a wonderful choice.”—Jenny Phillips

133 pages

This book is a suggested read-aloud for the History Year 1 course and is included in the optional History 1 Book Pack.

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