This episode resolves the troubles with the traitor Hugh, so the kids can move on to new adventures. The story is full of interesting history, and even though it often is sad, it explains well for young readers, and keeps the action going until the happy ending. This is a great series.
My son (10) loves these books and can't wait to get the next one. He didn't think this one was as good as the previous one in the series, but he still read it in one day. I just love the content can be trusted to impart spiritual truths all while he's reading it.
The cousins Beth and Patrick are back in action and still trying to track down that dastardly character Hugh who has managed to hijack the Imagination Station and continues to inflict his high jinx on history. This time (as I'm sure you can guess by the title), they end up at the Plymouth settlement, where they learn about Pilgrims, participate in the first Thanksgiving, and (of course) right a few wrongs caused by Hugh.
I've seen some complaints that this book doesn't dive deeply into the rich historical account of the Pilgrims and paint a more thorough picture of the early settlers, but I think those complaints are off the mark. One of the best parts of this series (and other historical fiction) is the introduction, the whetting of the appetite that encourages readers (young and old) to explore the time period further and see what's accurate or inaccurate about the writer's portrayal of the time period. Any more depth in the context of this book would likely slow the storyline to a crawl and disengage the enthusiastic readers who are already hooked on the series.
Another quick read and enjoyable story for younger readers and fans of Magic Tree House or Secrets of Droon books who are looking for (or at least don't mind) a Christian twist.
Great stories and adventures that my kids just love. Wonderful Christian content which make a refreshing change to all the other stories on offer to kids these days. They teach Godly values and real life problems and solutions.
Chances are that the kids in your life have heard and fallen in love with the Adventures in Odyssey audios, and the kids' many Imagination Station adventures. Well there's a whole new book series of adventures for young readers.
Patrick and Beth's adventure finds them in 1621, where they meet many historic figures and stumble into another adventure! When food and muskets go missing the Pilgrims fear that the Indians may be planning a war, but Patrick and Beth know who is really responsible. Will they be able to expose the truth and prevent a war?
This is the perfect read for children that are growing in confidence with their reading, ages 7 and up. I have many younger friends who have said that these books are simply the best. Also there are a few moms that I know who have said that they had a hard time tearing their reluctant reader from the pages of these books. So I thought I'd give 'em a whirl to see if they were something that I could recommend. And I am happy to say that they are! I loved how this book had nice big print and simple words yet still conveyed a great story with lots of actions and a great lesson for young readers. The Adventures in Odyssey franchise has found another winner. Reading it brought me back to my younger days listening to Adventures in Odyssey. Though I was a bit surprised that there were characters I didn't recognize at the forefront. I guess I'm getting old!
Overall this is a book, and series that I would heartily recommend to my younger friends, and to parents who want to get their kids reading!