Book Three in the "Imagination Station" series sees cousins Beth and Patrick journeying to 13th century China in their ongoing quest to save an unknown Albert from a menacing Lord Darkthorn. The cousins are joined by none other than Marco Polo as they travel to meet Kublai Khan.
As with the first two books in the series (my reviews here and here), readers are treated to action-adventure, with a healthy dose of history, all infused with subtle Christian teaching. While following the cousins' journey to the Khan, tweens will learn about Mongols and their "ger" housing, Chinese architecture, the lineage of Ghengis and Kublai Khan, and get of glimpse of Kublai Khan's interest in Christianity. They are also introduced to Marco Polo's explorer father, Niccolo, and uncle Amaffeo, who few would have met in high school history classes.
This series, targeted for 7-11 year olds, would be a wonderful resource for homeschooling families, or any family wanting to provide a fun medium to supplement classroom education, all within Christian mores. Such a fun way for kids to learn (and adults to be reminded of) Christian world history.
I received this book free from the publisher for the purpose of providing my honest review.
Peril in the Palace is written by Marianne Hering and Paul McCusker. This book is part of the Imagination Station adventures. It is very well written, and it is illustrated with pictures throughout. It is a very fun book for kids and it will keep their attention. It is an exciting adventure book about two cousins traveling back in time and are on a "mission". This is a good read for your children or for you to read with them/to them. This is book #3 in the Imagination Station series, and there is also one after this one so far. If they continue to write these books for this series, I think children will enjoy them all. I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale Research. I did not have to give a positive review, all opinions are my own.
This is the third book in the Imagination Station series from Adventures in Odyssey. My kids and I have enjoyed each one. Cousins Patrick and Beth have already traveled to get a sun-stone from the Vikings and a silver cup from Roman monks. Now, in Peril in the Palace, they travel to China. They need to find the golden tablet of Kublai Khan, the emperor of China.
Just traveling to China and picking up the tablet would be easy. But it doesn't work that way for these cousins. Instead, they are kidnapped, challenged as magicians, and put in jail. But, they do have the opportunity to share the message of the Gospel during their travels.
I am now looking forward to book #4, Revenge of the Red Knight. If it is anything like the previous three, I know I will give it 5 stars as well!
I received this complementary book from Tyndale Publishers for my honest review.
The last 2 books are out for the Imagination Station series. I just finished reading book 3 Peril in the Palace. This book was another exciting adventure in the continuation of the quest to save Mr. Whittaker's friend, Albert. Much like the other books, Patrick and Beth learn about the history and culture of the time they have been transported to. In this book, they travel back in time to the year 1271 to the land of China to meet Kublai Khan. Their mission is to find the golden tablet of Kublai Khan. Mr. Whittaker gives them several packages to give to others as gifts in order to help them with their mission. Some of the gifts prove helpful, while others do not seem to work and get them into more trouble. You'll have to read the book to find out if they complete their mission in finding the golden tablet in time to help Mr. Whittaker's friend, Albert.
I really liked the previous 2 books of this series and the third book did not disappoint. The books are great for this age group (ages 7 and up). I think that the writing is well done and that the plot will keep the young reader's attention. I definitely recommend this series!
****Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.