We read this book during Thanksgiving last year and I highly recommend doing that! It's number 6 in the series but it doesn't need to be read in order, by any means. While there are some twists, there are many true historical characters in the book. During the same week, we listen to Focus on the Family's radio theater version of "Squanto" and it was the perfect compliment. The Thanksgiving message here is clear, though perhaps a bit watered down. Still, it's perfect for kids who are around the 1st-3rd grade age ranges. There's excitement between the pages, and my kids were drawn into the story as was I. It whet our appetites to dig deeper into more of real Thanksgiving history. Highly recommend!
I continue to love this series! It offers younger readers an interesting look at history in a way that parents can feel good about. I love the way Hering and Younger combine real and fictional characters to bring history to life.
In this book, Patrick and Beth visit Plymouth and readers gain knowledge of the Mayflower, as well as well-known pilgrims. The illustrations add to the prose and the chapters are short enough to hold the attention of even young readers during a read aloud time.
This series continues to deliver a positive alternative to the Magic Tree House series, which I love. I have yet to read any of these books that I haven't enjoyed. On a side note, although this is a series of books, they do not need to be read in order. Each one stands alone.
Problems in Plymouth is another great book in the Imagination Station series and this time Beth and Patrick venture to 1621 at Plymouth Plantation. At Plymouth, they meet Miles Standish, William Bradford, and Indian Chief Massasoit during a time where there is unrest between the Indians and Pilgrims. The unrest is made worse when Hugh, the archenemy, steals a musket causing the Pilgrims to believe the Indians stole them with war in their minds. Beth and Patrick race against the clock to catch Hugh before he can change history and to prevent a war from occurring between the Pilgrims and Indians.
These are the best kids books ever! This one follows Patrick and Beth as they go back into the Imagination Station. They are looking for a time-traveling villain this time. They go back to the time when the Pilgrims celebrated their first Thanksgiving. They also encounter the Pilgrims meeting the Indians for the first time. These stories really bring alive history to children and adults alike. I would recommend this book to especially children but also to adults. It's a very easy read and helps make history a little easier to understand.
Problems in Plymouth is book number 6 in The Imagination Station Series which features Mr. Whittaker and his invention from Adventures in Odyssey. Patrick and Beth, cousins, are off on another adventure and will hopefully stop Hugh and his escapades. This time they end up in Plymouth just before the first Thanksgiving. But when things start to seem a bit fishy Patrick and Beth know that Hugh is up to no good. Can they stop him in time and get this all straightened out?
This book series is a fabulous substitute for the hugely popular Magic Treehouse books. If you are looking for something that can help your kids learn about history but from a Biblical perspective and without the magic this is the series for you. My 9 year old loves them but they are more at a 1st-2nd grade reading level. I highly recommend getting this whole series for your children.