When cousins Beth and Patrick accidentally press the red button on the Imagination Station, they find themselves in Egypt where they befriend a boy named Gilead and his second cousin a girl named Sherah. Their family is in turmoil-their great-grandfather has died and now their grandfathers feud over who will control the family palace. Patrick and Beth witness the grand Egyptian burial, help Gilead and Sherah learn to get along better, and explore the city of Aramis with its ancient wonders and Egyptian customs-all the while trying to figure out a way back to Whit's End. As they are leaving Egypt, they realize that the funeral they attended was for the biblical Joseph.
The newest installment in the time-traveling Imagination Station series transports cousins Patrick and Beth back to ancient Egypt, where they meet Tabitha and Lateef. The two are friends, but theres trouble brewing. Lateefs father is the pharaoh, but Tabitha is a Habiru, and the Egyptians are in the process of enslaving the Habiru people, nervous that the latter may come to outnumber the Egyptians. Those who know their Bible will recognize the midrashic elaboration of how the Hebrews came to be enslaved in Egypt. The adventure of time travel meets a biblical message of hope even in dark times, done in an age-appropriate way. Ages 7up. (Jan.) Copyright 2011 Reed Business Information.