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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.
|Format: DRM Free ePub|
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2012
Availability: In Stock
Series: Adventures in Odyssey
Attack at the Arena is book 2 in Focus on the Familys Adventures in Odyssey Imagination Station series. This series is written to engage and enhance the literary skills of ages 7 and up. Prolific writer of articles and books for young people, Marianne Hering knows well how to engage young readers. Award winning author and creator of the Father Gilbert Mysteries, Paul McCosker adds his know-how to these stories. An exciting chapter book with characters young people will find believable and interesting, Attack at the Arena, will fit well into the reading curriculum for both home-schoolers and classrooms. The words will challenge 7-year-olds, but the story interest will keep them engaged in the reading. Older students will enjoy reading this book and be able to draw ideas from such activities as book discussions, journaling, and story mapping. Because of the mysterious Albert who needs help and the terrible Lord Darkthorn who is Albert's nemesis, readers will look forward to the next book in this series. Donna Eggett, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
rlighthousePAAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Good Introduction to History for KidsJuly 28, 2014rlighthousePAAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Attack at the Arena is the second book in The Imagination Station series where cousins Patrick and Beth travel through time. The children are sent to ancient Rome to find a silver chalice in order to save Albert but they are separated when they arrive in Rome. Beth is a slave caring for the Emperor's birds and Patrick is rescued by a monk. Everyone heads to the arena for the games and things begin to look grim when Patrick is thrown into a cart and sent below the arena as a future competitor in the games. Beth and the Monk work together to convince the Emperor that the games are wrong and they need to stop. Will they stop before Patrick is in danger?
bookwormPennsylvaniaAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Full of Adventure and HistoryJuly 7, 2014bookwormPennsylvaniaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Attack at the Arena is the second book of the Imagination Station series. I read this book with my niece and nephew and not only did they love it, but I felt good about it because it uses a captivating story to teach sound Biblical values. In this book, Mr. Whittaker and cousins Beth and Patrick get a letter from the Imagination Station. This time, they go to ancient Rome including the arena to find the missing silver cup belonging to a monk. This book is full of adventure that will appeal to young readers and valuable lessons that Christian parents will want their children taken into heart. I also appreciated the many facts of ancient Rome because it gave my niece and nephew an appreciation for what they have and how they live. Once again, Focus on the Family provides a great tool for parents to provide to their children that will impart valuable Christian principles to its users.
Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Attack at the ArenaJuly 7, 2014Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Attack at the Arena is the second installment of the Imagination Station series. This time Patrick and Beth find themselves in a Roman arena. Patrick is a monk and Beth is a slave for the emperor. What a great adventure! Another a good book for kids.
thecraftyhomeAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5June 23, 2014thecraftyhomeAge: 25-34Gender: femaleAttack at the Arena is the second in the Imagination Station Series. This is a great series for kids ages 7 and up. They are a great alternative to the Magic Tree House books. I love that we can do a whole study off of them in school. My son recently read this book and here is his synopsis.
First Beth and Patrick went to Whit's End to see Mr. Whitaker. Then Mr. Whitaker tells them they have another adventure to do. They go on the adventure in the Imagination Station. They push the red button which starts up the Imagination Station. After they push the button and get out they find themselves in the sand. They turn around and see a tiger. They see a man by a door. The tiger gets in the running position but doesn't run. Patrick and Beth run to the man by the door. Then the tiger starts to run after them. Patrick and Beth reach the door. They go inside. They find themselves in the arena. The soldiers catch them cause they think they are slaves. One soldier picked up Beth on his shoulder. Four other soldiers get Patrick. The soldiers and Patrick start going out of the arena. A Monk says, "I've been looking for you." The soldiers let Patrick go with the Monk. then Patrick and the monk go on a walk. Patrick sees a cave. Patrick says, "Is that your house?" The monk says, "Yes, that is where I stay." They went into the cave. They sat down and cooked a chicken. They ate the chicken. Patrick went to sleep after that. Beth finds herself in a room. A man walks in and says, "Do you like birds?" Beth says "Kind of." Good. I have some birds you can feed. What's your name?" said the man. "My name is Beth," said Beth. He was some kind of man that sat on the throne. He was a young man. The young man leads Beth to a room full of birds. She feeds them. They young man leads Beth to a cage and puts some of the birds in it. Patrick and the monk go to the arena. They go into the arena to find Beth. They get thrown into a place where the people are forced to play the games. The games are people trying to stay alive fighting the lions, tigers, and bears. The monk tries to find a seat when Patrick goes tot he place where the men get ready to fight. Patrick sees Beth in a cage of birds. They send the lions, tigers, and bears into the middle of the arena. The soldiers send out the men to fight the animals. Patrick escapes out of the arena. The soldiers send out the men to fight the animals. Patrick escapes out of the arena. Patrick goes to the cage of birds. He gets Beth out. The games are done. Beth and Patrick leave the arena. They find the imagination stations when they get out of the arena and go back to Whit's End.
This is a great book to help introduce yoru children to persecution. I can't recommend these books highly enough!
Good book and Roman FactsAge: Under 18Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Patrick and Beth's second missionJune 20, 2014Good book and Roman FactsAge: Under 18Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This book is about Patrick and Beth's second mission to save Albert. In this story Patrick and Beth go to Ancient Rome. I like this book because it has Roman History and facts. My favorite part is where Aldric throws Patrick to the beam holding the nets to protect the emperor. I think it's a good book for kids between ages 8-11. Joshua, age 10
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