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Emperor Honorius is hosting a gladiator battle at the Roman Colosseum in honor of a war victory. Beth attends as a slave and Patrick attends as a monk's apprentice, until he is taken prisoner and sent to fight in the arena. While in Rome, the cousins meet Telemachus, a monk that believes fighting is wrong and who is willing to give up his life to stop the killing.
When Beth and Patrick find the cup and return to their time, a new letter is waiting for them with information on the mysterious Albert's fate.
|Format: DRM Free ePub|
Vendor: Focus on the Family
Publication Date: 2012
Series: Imagination Station
At the Roman Colosseum, Emperor Honorius is hosting a gladiator battle in celebration of a war victory. Beth attends the event as the emperors slave; Patrick attends as a monks apprentice but is taken prisoner and sent to fight in the arena. During their adventure, the cousins meet Telemachus (a true historical figure), a monk who believes that fighting is wrong. Telemachus is willing to risk everythingeven his lifeto stop the killing. When the cousins return with the cup, they find that a third letter has been sent with more information about Alberts fate.
Attack at the Arena is book 2 in Focus on the Familys Adventures in Odyssey Imagination Station series. This series is written to engage and enhance the literary skills of ages 7 and up. Prolific writer of articles and books for young people, Marianne Hering knows well how to engage young readers. Award winning author and creator of the Father Gilbert Mysteries, Paul McCosker adds his know-how to these stories. An exciting chapter book with characters young people will find believable and interesting, Attack at the Arena, will fit well into the reading curriculum for both home-schoolers and classrooms. The words will challenge 7-year-olds, but the story interest will keep them engaged in the reading. Older students will enjoy reading this book and be able to draw ideas from such activities as book discussions, journaling, and story mapping. Because of the mysterious Albert who needs help and the terrible Lord Darkthorn who is Albert's nemesis, readers will look forward to the next book in this series. Donna Eggett, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
KarenNorfolk, VAAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Exciting and educationalAugust 26, 2014KarenNorfolk, VAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is the second book in The Imagination Station series of historical fiction for children. As I child I apparently missed the story of the ending of the Roman games, and really never contemplated what led to their demise. Well now I know it was decreed by Emperor Honorius. A book for children taught me something!
I think this would be a very interesting story for the target audience of age 7 and up. After reading, theres a secret puzzle to decode, and additional educational information and questions for thought on the Imagination Station website. This is a great tool for learning history that is engaging for children.
Ruth4 Stars Out Of 5Attack at the ArenaAugust 22, 2014RuthA fun way for children to learn about history. Fast paced.
rlighthousePAAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Good Introduction to History for KidsJuly 28, 2014rlighthousePAAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Attack at the Arena is the second book in The Imagination Station series where cousins Patrick and Beth travel through time. The children are sent to ancient Rome to find a silver chalice in order to save Albert but they are separated when they arrive in Rome. Beth is a slave caring for the Emperor's birds and Patrick is rescued by a monk. Everyone heads to the arena for the games and things begin to look grim when Patrick is thrown into a cart and sent below the arena as a future competitor in the games. Beth and the Monk work together to convince the Emperor that the games are wrong and they need to stop. Will they stop before Patrick is in danger?
bookwormPennsylvaniaAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Full of Adventure and HistoryJuly 7, 2014bookwormPennsylvaniaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Attack at the Arena is the second book of the Imagination Station series. I read this book with my niece and nephew and not only did they love it, but I felt good about it because it uses a captivating story to teach sound Biblical values. In this book, Mr. Whittaker and cousins Beth and Patrick get a letter from the Imagination Station. This time, they go to ancient Rome including the arena to find the missing silver cup belonging to a monk. This book is full of adventure that will appeal to young readers and valuable lessons that Christian parents will want their children taken into heart. I also appreciated the many facts of ancient Rome because it gave my niece and nephew an appreciation for what they have and how they live. Once again, Focus on the Family provides a great tool for parents to provide to their children that will impart valuable Christian principles to its users.
Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Attack at the ArenaJuly 7, 2014Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Attack at the Arena is the second installment of the Imagination Station series. This time Patrick and Beth find themselves in a Roman arena. Patrick is a monk and Beth is a slave for the emperor. What a great adventure! Another a good book for kids.