This installment of the Imagination Station saga begins with the cousins, well, not where they're supposed to be. But in fact, it turns out to be exactly where they need to be. The find themselves in a perfect position to deliver the three artifacts from their previous adventures to Mr. Whittaker's friend. Of course, things take an immediate turn for the worse when they are accused of being thieves and thrown in prison.
After some investigation, they discover the real thief - as well as the answers to some of the mysteries they've been contemplating. But they still have to prove their innocence and, in the mean time, face off with the real thief in a peaceful jousting competition. And when they get home, it only means more mysteries.
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.
Medieval adventure awaits through the Imagination Station!
Patrick and Beth take an adventure into Medieval times when they are in the midst of a series of adventures they are accused of being theives and cast into the dungeon! Will they escape and be able to safe the day?
I think this one was my favorite mostly because I really like books set in the time of knights and kings. These books are just fun, filled with great interwoven historical details, (though keep in mind that these books are aimed at beginning readers.
I love how these books are easy to read and understand without too many big words, perfect for the child who has just graduated from I-can-read books. The print is big and the adventure is high. Kids who like Adventures in Odyssey will like them even more!
Overall a great kid's read, not something I would typically read, but being a church library assistant I like knowing what the kids are reading. And I think that this series is a winner :)
The Imagination Station book 4, Revenge of the Red Knight By Marianne Hering, Paul McCusker is a great read. The series follows cousins Patrick and Beth in their various adventures in the imagination station. The series is written for younger readers but people of all ages will love the christian values it teaches and enjoy the story.
Beth and Patrick finally receive some answers to the mystery which has had them chasing treasure across time and across the globe.
The historical setting is just before the war of the roses, and references to the House of Lancaster and the House of York are made. This is how the book gets its title - from the red and white roses.
As always with this series, I recommend some extra reading/research before just handing these books over to young readers to ensure that they understand the historical period they are being introduced to. In the course of the narrative, it can be difficult for them to discern the fictional characters from the historical ones.
Otherwise a highly enjoyable chapter book, suitable for ages 6+. I always look forward to reading them.