Adventures in Odyssey The Imagination Station &reg; #11: Hunt for the Devil's Dragon
fun story for the whole family
I love this series of books. I've read a few now, but this was my least favorite. I really like how the others I've read have been about real life heros of the past. This one was based on an imaginary knight who fought dragons. There is still some interesting history to talk about after reading it, but it wasn't the same as being based on a real person. I felt like they were just trying to write a book boys would like because it had a dragon in it. But besides that, it was well-written and action packed. My three girls ages 8-4 loved it.
June 25, 2014
My son loved it.
My 8 yr old son loved book 11. Some have kept his interest better than others and this one is at the top. Highly recommend for action lovers. Some fighting and viciousness included, but rather tame by today's standards. Pretty standard battle of good and evil and protecting/supporting one's own. Excellent life lesson.
December 17, 2013
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