The newest installment in the time-traveling Imagination Station series transports cousins Patrick and Beth back to ancient Egypt, where they meet Tabitha and Lateef. The two are friends, but theres trouble brewing. Lateefs father is the pharaoh, but Tabitha is a Habiru, and the Egyptians are in the process of enslaving the Habiru people, nervous that the latter may come to outnumber the Egyptians. Those who know their Bible will recognize the midrashic elaboration of how the Hebrews came to be enslaved in Egypt. The adventure of time travel meets a biblical message of hope even in dark times, done in an age-appropriate way. Ages 7up. (Jan.) Copyright 2011 Reed Business Information.