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{Night of Soldiers and Spies: Kate Messner}Night of Soldiers and Spies by Kate Messner
Series: Ranger in Time
Published by Scholastic Press on July 9, 2019
Genres: Adventure, Childrens, Historical Fiction, Middle School, Science Fiction
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback
Source: Scholastic Press
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{Synopsis} – Ranger, the time-traveling golden retriever with search-and-rescue training, travels to Colonial America to help the patriot cause!

Ranger’s next mission finds him in the middle of the Revolutionary War. There he meets Isaac Pope, a fisherman turned soldier for the Continental Army. When General George Washington is in need of a spy to cross into enemy territory, Isaac is chosen for the dangerous task. Ranger must help Isaac remain safe and undetected, or the battle — and their lives — will be lost.

{My thoughts} – Isaac and his friend Joe end up joining Washington’s army. They are young, but follow orders well. Isaac ends up sick with smallpox around the time Ranger joins the story.

Ranger stays with him well through out his time of healing. Once he is healed and better he rejoins the army where he’d left off. It does take him and Ranger a few days to catch up to them. Once they do though everything seems to work out alright for all involved.

He soon gets elected to be a spy and goes from side to side giving true and false information. The information he gives to Washington’s army is true. Ranger sticks around waiting everything out. He’s not sure when his job will be complete, but knows that when it is he’ll just know. In the meantime he’s going to continue protecting Isaac.

Towards the end of the book Isaac gets hurt. Ranger tries getting others to help, but they shoo him away. He eventually finds Joe and they get Isaac to a Doctor.

If you’d like to know what happens you’ll need to read the book. I enjoyed it and am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.