My nine year old daughter read all 4 books in one day--she loved them that much! So nice to have a good, clean series for our godly children to read without worring about the negative influence. AMEN!!
Attack at the Arena is book #2 in a series of stories about the Imagination Station, a time travel machine. Patrick and Beth are cousins and they travel through history together on exciting adventures in response to mysterious letters that appear inside the Imagination Station. In this book the letter lands them in a Roman arena in the year 404 on a quest to find a special silver cup. Patrick meets Telemachus, a monk who is credited with bringing about an end to the Colosseum gladiator games and the martyrdom of many Christians. Beth meets Emperor Honorius, the Roman ruler who finally bans the cruel sport that took place in the arena.
I read this book with my almost six year old son. He really enjoyed the story and was VERY disappointed when it ended, leaving him wondering what is going to happen next. I called up the local Christian book store to get the next book called Peril in the Palace and the first book called Voyage with the Vikings. We have now read book #1 once and book #2 twice. We will be starting book #3 this weekend.
This book is not just a great story to read with your child, there are also many further teaching resources available at www.theimaginationstation.com.
There is a parent's page with tips on teaching reading, vocabulary words, etc.
At the back of the book is a crossword puzzle to solve which will give you a "Secret Word". Enter this word on the website to listen to a free Adventures in Odyssey episode on-line.
A family devotional based on the story and suggested activities to do.
A web page of historical information and pictures relevant to the story.
I would recommend these books to anyone with young children. I like them for the stories and for the extra resources available which also makes them an excellent choice for homeschoolers. I also like them because they are created by Focus on the Family which is a valuable family resource whose mission is to encourage and strengthen families through education and resources based on Christian principles.
I received this book free to review from Tyndale Publishers.
Join Patrick and Beth in the Imagination Station for an adventure of your life. They are transported back in time to ancient Rome. They take on the form of a monk and slave. What a fun way for 7-10 year olds to use their imagination. If your child isn't familiar with Odyssy and Mr. Whittaker's mysterious invention of the imagination station then what a way to introduce them to it then in the form of a book. They will have a time of their life being transported back in time. This was a super book. The reading level is 2-3 grade, but K and 1 graders may enjoy it as a read a-loud as well. There is also a fun puzzle page at the end of the book.
a copy of this book was provided by Tyndale publishing for this review.
Attack at the Arena is book two in the Imagination Station series. If you love the Adventures in Odyssey then you will love these books. These books are a great price at only 4.99 and perfect for ages 7and up! If you are homeschooling you can use these books for second grade. I really enjoyed the adventure in this book and that they used a real historical figure. I am looking forward to having the complete series for my son. I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars.
I received this book from Tyndale Publishers for my honest review
It's hard to find good quality books I can trust for my children. This is a book that is excellent quality and can be trusted. I am so glad I found this new series!
I chose to review this book because I knew my nine year old son would enjoy reading this. We decided to read it together. It is a great adventure story with a little bit of history tucked in. My son, who has a pretty good imagination, enjoyed this story. The story is pretty gender neutral so I think both boys and girls would enjoy this book alike!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review*