Adventures in Odyssey The Imagination Station &reg; #9: Escape to the Hiding Place
My son loved and it was very educational. He learned more history from a biblical perspective.
March 5, 2013
A Hiding Place for Those in Harms Way
Patrick and Beth are disappointed that they will not be getting their Red Cross certificate. They are too young. So after hearing this Mr. Whit suggests it is time for another adventure with Imagination Station. When and where in time will they end up this time?
When they are transported they are by a lake and they hear what sounds like an airplane. To their shock the plane is on fire and is about to crash. Just before the plane disappeared from site a parachute flew up and out of the airplane. The they saw some soldiers and heard them rushing about. Maybe they were looking for the airplane. At that moment they felt like they should hide in the bushes. To their great surprise their was a woman hiding in the same spot but when she spoke it was very apparent it was a man. He told the kids that the soldiers were Nazi soldiers. So they became extra still and quiet.
The young man's name was Bernard and he offered to take them to his families farm. From talking to Bernard they find out he is with the Danish Resistance and they are in Holland.They no sooner arrived at the farm when Bernard's father entered the cottage with an injured soldier, he was Canadian and they had to hide him until they could get him safely out of the country. When a doctor arrived at the cottage he had on a German uniform and he was carrying a small baby. They were told the German doctor had been forced to join the Nazies but he was also a member of the resistance and would help the Canadian soldier. In turn he needed someone to take the baby to her parent's in the city. Patrick and Beth were the most logical choice to take the baby to her parents. The parents were being hidden from the Nazies because they are Jewish and if caught they will be sent to a concentration camp.
Will they be able to get past the Nazi soldiers? What will happen to them if they get stopped? Who could be brave enough to hide a Jew? Surely if they were found out they too would be sent to a camp.
Again the author has written of a great Historical event about WWII, the Nazies, and the Danish Resistance. The Historical Christian Heroes which are Christ's Disciples willing to trust God and sacrifice their lives to protect our brothers and sisters in harms way.
The illustrations depict the war and you can see the compassion on the faces of those that reach out to protect and those who reach out for protection.
I highly recommend this book.
I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale House for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my own opinion.
November 2, 2012
Little Sister Reviewed It!
Book Review by little sister, Sara. Edited by me.
Escaping to the Hiding Place is a very action-filled book. Encountering plane crash, to meeting a German soldiers, and receiving a secret mission, you will journey with Beth and Patrick in the imagination station to WW--.
This story not only action-filled, was very informative, both intellectually and spiritually. I was able to learn about WW-- in a clear, fun, and imaginative way. The story taught me that even though I may be young, the Lord can still use me to help and make a difference.
I would have enjoyed knowing what happened in the end to certain characters, but overall I really enjoyed this book.
This series being reccomended for ages 7 and up was just right for me. It being a chapter book, made the reading experience feel advanced, but with the occasional pictures it helped keep it kid friendly. The words are a nice big readable size for young children, but the words themselves are neither too hard, nor easy. Overall these were thrilling books and I highly recommend it, not only for young children, but to teens and parents too! I give Battle For Cannibal Island and Escape to the Hiding Place a 5 out of 5.
November 2, 2012
God is always with us when we face danger...
Escape to the Hiding Place is the newest (#9) volume released in Adventure in Odyssey's "The Imagination Station" series of books, geared toward ages 7+. Interlacing adventure, historical fiction, real people who lived during the time period, and extolling the virtues and promises of God makes for excellent reading material that children (and parents) will love.
In this book, Patrick and Beth find that the Imagination Station (which is like a time machine) has transported them to Holland...and not at a peaceful time. They have arrived during World War II and are immediately thrown into a potentially dangerous situation; they are needed to help save a Jewish baby's life. They learn that faith in God and relying on Him in any situation is what real courage is. In the words of the book, Corrie Ten Boom states, "God doesn't always protect us from danger, but He's always with us when we face danger. And that's enough."
Beyond fiction, this book brings world history and Godly peoples' lives into the forefront of the reader's thoughts. What a great way to introduce the life of Corrie Ten Boom into your child's growing interests. Corrie Ten Boom's family saved hundreds of peoples' lives during World War II, hiding them in a specially-built room in her house. Fear of the Germans and all that could happen to them if caught didn't keep Corrie from doing what God wanted her to do. That's one of the most important lessons your child will walk away with after reading Escape to the Hiding Place.
I encourage your family to expound on this historical fiction book by reading Corrie Ten Boom's biography. Bring the truth of God's love for us and hand on our lives into a more vivid light in your child's heart.
Thank you to Tyndale for giving us the opportunity to review this lovely book. I plan to purchase more of this series and look forward to future books; great Christmas gift idea too!
October 25, 2012