Adventures in Odyssey Imagination Station Book: #11, Hunt for the Devil's Dragon
My daughter loved it, read it all in one day
The Imagination Station Hunt for the Devil's Dragon is an Adventures in Odyssey book by Marianne Hering and Wayne Thomas Batson. This is book 11 in the series.
The story starts out with Beth heading into Whit's End to order a root beer float. She is a bit down in the dumps. Just as Whit starts asking her what was wrong, her cousin Patrick comes in. She then explains her situation. Whit leads them to a room and sends them off on an adventure in the Imagination Station. They land in a place in northern Africa where they meet two children, Hazi and Sabra. That is when their adventure begins. What will happen, you will have to read this book to find out.
I first had my 9-year old daughter read this book. She loved it so much, she read it three times in one day. I first introduced her to the series last year (2012) when I first heard about the Imagination Station books. I love the Adventure in Odessey stories. It kind of reminds me of the Magic Tree House books but these are better. A Roman soldier whom the children meet is a believer in Christ and trust Him in all things and talks about this. I definitely recommend this book and the whole series to anyone who is looking for Christian children books that are interesting, fun, and adventurous.
I received this book for free from Tyndale House Publishers in return for my honest review.
June 4, 2013
An Instant Hit!
About the Book:
If youÃ¢ÂÂre brave, follow cousins Beth and Patrick to Libya in the 13th century. The town of Silene is being terrorized by a vicious animal that is eating livestock. The townspeople believe itÃ¢ÂÂs a dragon sent by the devil. In order to appease the beast, the people believe they must offer a human sacrificeÃ¢ÂÂa young girl named Sabra. When Beth tries to help Sabra escape, she too is tied up as an offering for the dragon.
Meanwhile, Patrick and a new friend named Hazi join Georgius, a Roman knight who is serving in Africa to keep peace. Georgius decides to find the dragon and kill it. GeorgiusÃ¢ÂÂs plans go awry when Beth and Sabra beg him not to kill the dragon. The girls know the true secret of SileneÃ¢ÂÂthe dragon isnÃ¢ÂÂt its worst enemy.
About the Authors:
Wayne Thomas Batson lives in Eldersburg with his beautiful wife of eleven years and his four wonderful young children. Besides dividing his time between family, teaching, and writing, he likes to read, golf, play PS2, travel to the beach, play electric guitar, and create 3D artwork.
I have been waiting to get my hands on a book from this series for a good while now. So excited to share this book with you all! If you know anything about the Adventures in Odyssey brand you know it is a great way to teach the children of today good, sound morals. I love how the older Whit is always trying to show the children how you need to have courage and rely on God especially during times of trouble. This book is no different than the rest of the series in that it shows Beth that sometimes the most popular choice probably isn't to stand up for what is right.But never the less we still need to defend "good" in all we do.
In Hunt for the Devil's Dragon Beth is faced with a difficult decision when someone at school is accused of doing something that they both know didn't happen. But Beth doesn't come to her friends rescue and she is feeling pretty bad about it. So Whit takes that opportunity to show Beth and Patrick that even though we are afraid sometimes it doesn't mean we are cowards. He decides show them a real dragon.
It is an amazing story and one that my boys enjoyed. If you are interested in learning more about this book you can do so here.
**Disclosure** This book was provided to me at no charge for my honest review from Tyndale Blogging for Books Blog Network.
May 16, 2013
Fun book for a little bit older child.
The Imagination Station - Hunt for the Devil's Dragon was a fun kids book. Cousins Beth and Patrick encounter an adventure of a lifetime as they travel back in time to 13th century Libya. Beth is having a problem at school and Mr. Whittaker in wonderful Adventures in Odyssey fashion has an amazing and creative way to help her learn how to handle this problem and how to trust in God.
I remember hearing about Adventures in Odyssey on the radio, growing up. Now my kids and I have borrowed the CD's from the Library and are enjoying them so much. It is a great and creative way to learn practical and biblical lessons. I was excited to see they have books as well.
This book is an easier read, yet it may be a little bit scary for a younger child. I would recommend you read it first and then see if your child would be ok with it. Because it deals with dragons and death - you may need to talk about it with them. Other than that it is a great book and I would highly recommend the series.
May 10, 2013
Love this series
So book 11 takes us to North Africa where Patrick and Beth meet Hazi and Sabra. Patrick and Beth soon discover that things are very different here than what they are used too. Patrick and Beth learn that a dragon has been attacking Hazi and Sabra's village. Killing many sheep and even a a shepherd. Of course the town is fearing for their lives and in their panic they decide to offer up two sacrifices to the dragon to try and save the village. (Sorry no spoiler here!)
During Beth and Patrick's adventures they also meet a brave Roman Soldier named Georgius, who just so happens to be a follower of Christ. Georgius ends up being very brave and useful to kids more than once through the book and the children learn much from him. Despite being plotted against by his commander Lucius, who doesn't like Georgius at all.
As it happens some times, things aren't always what they seem. Is the dragon the bad guy? Will the two sacrifices make it out alive? How far will Lucius go to kill Georgius? Where is God and how is he working through all of this? This was such a good book for kids. It had to have been when my can't sit still for two minutes six year old is asking me to read another chapter!
My kids just love this whole series so much. Keep it up. Can't wait for the next one
I received this book from Tyndale Publishing in exchange for my honest review
May 8, 2013