Voyage with the Vikings
While visiting Mr. Whittaker at Whit’s Soda Shoppe, Beth and Patrick find a mysterious letter in the Imagination Station requesting a Viking sunstone. The letter is old and says that someone named Albert will be imprisoned if the sunstone isn’t found. Mr. Whittaker sends cousins Patrick and Beth to Greenland circa 1000. On their quest for the sunstone, the cousins meet Vikings Erik the Red and Leif Eriksson–and find the sunstone as they join Leif on his first voyage to North America. But the adventure is just beginning, for when they return to Mr. Whittaker’s workshop with the sunstone, there is another note waiting for them, requesting a silver goblet.
Join Patrick and Beth as they continue their travel to various lands and time in the Imagination Station book series.
Attack at the Arena
The adventure continues! Join cousins Beth and Patrick as they travel through time to fifth-century Rome to locate a missing silver cup. After returning to Whit’s after finding the Viking sunstone, another letter is left this time requesting a silver cup that belongs to a monk. If found, this cup may prevent the mysterious Albert from being imprisoned.
Emperor Honorius is hosting a gladiator battle at the Roman Colosseum in honor of a war victory. Beth attends as a slave and Patrick attends as a monk’s apprentice, until he is taken prisoner and sent to fight in the arena. While in Rome, the cousins meet Telemachus, a monk that believes fighting is wrong and who is willing to give up his life to stop the killing.
When Beth and Patrick find the cup and return to their time, a new letter is waiting for them with information on the mysterious Albert’s fate.
READING LEVEL: Ages 9-12
I don’t normally review children books. However, The Imagination Station series is brought to you by the same people who created Adventures in Odyssey. When my children were younger we absolutely LOVED the Adventures in Odyssey series and would listen to the books on tape during car rides. Years later, we still fondly remember this series. When an opportunity came up to review The Imagination Station books I had to say yes!
This new series does not disappoint. The books take children through time and history in a way that is entertaining and engaging. The characters face challenges and moral dilemmas which encourage problem solving. I really enjoyed reading these books and I thing they would be a perfect gift to share with your child. Tip: It would make a great addition to an Easter basket.
Since I no longer have small children I’m going to share my copies with one lucky winner
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