Adventures in Odyssey The Imagination Station ® #15: Surprise at Yorktown
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Vendor: Focus on the Family
Publication Date: 2014
Series: Imagination Station
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Aleoxmom5 Stars Out Of 5My children's favorite seriesFebruary 21, 2018AleoxmomQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My children absolutely adore the Imagination Station series. We have most of the books in the series. We read 'Surprise at Yorktown' as part of our free read for our homeschool unit study on the American Revolution. My kids enjoyed Patrick and Beth's adventure and they always look forward to new books in the series.
PninaPearlAge: Under 18Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great Book For KidsMarch 21, 2016PninaPearlAge: Under 18Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5Surprise At Yorktown is set in the Revolutionary War in 1781. Cousins Beth and Patrick are on a quest in the Imagination Station, and find themselves on a dangerous mission to warn General George Washington of the British general's plan to win the war. They question who to trust as they rush to save the country from the British.
As with all the books in the Imagination Station series, I found this book interesting, humorous and fast-paced. Everything is so well-described so that you can almost see and feel the story around you. In every AIO book, there is a secret word puzzle, and the answer can be used to win a prize. The puzzles are easy and fun to complete, and many involve remembering parts of the book to decode them.
My siblings who also read the book said it was "pretty funny" and "historical," although my little sister said that it wasn't as good as the previous books. I like that the book created some suspense with one of the characters. James Armistead, a shadowy man who constantly crosses paths with Beth and Patrick, continues to confuse them. Can they trust him, or is he a spy for the British? This is one of the suspenseful questions that led me to continue turning the pages of Surprise At Yorktown until, finally, the truth was revealed.
Surprise At Yorktown was a fun read, and I believe any child who reads it will think so too!
(I received this book from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.)
mama4Age: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5awesome!December 26, 2014mama4Age: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5our 5th grader loves history and aio so these were perfect! factual and fun to read!
HomeSchool Mom of 4The Hot Dry DesertAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Favorite Kids Historical Fiction!December 6, 2014HomeSchool Mom of 4The Hot Dry DesertAge: 25-34Gender: femaleJust like the other Imagination Station books, this one is awesome! This is the 3rd in a sub-series revolving around the Revolutionary War. We read this book as part of a homeschool unit study on the American Revolution. Like the other Imagination Station books, this had all of my kids (ages 6, 9, and 10) on the edge of their seats--I read this series aloud to my 6 year old while my 9 and 10 year olds read them silently (mainly b/c they can't wait to see what happens next!) My oldest daughter devoured this book in one day and she can't wait to read the next one! Every time one of these books come in the mail, it's cause for celebration at our house!
DiscipleMom LauraTXAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great Series for Young ReadersNovember 10, 2014DiscipleMom LauraTXAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5IMG_0519.GIF
Surprise at Yorktown, number 15 in Focus on the Familys childrens series The Imagination Station, provides children with an exciting, fast-paced look at famous historical events like the American Revolution. This particular book focuses on the battle of Yorktown, along with British General Cornwall and George Washington. My seven-year-old loved it and plans to read the rest of the series.
While its definitely historical fiction and I have to make sure my son understands that many of the events and characters are fictional, the book still gives readers a glimpse of what it might have been like to live in the time period of the battle of Yorktown in 1781. Its a perfect series for a history buff and nonfiction lover like my son because its interesting enough and historical enough to keep him interested. Add the idea of kids traveling back in time to be eyewitnesses to historical events and youve got a real winner!
Best of all, knowing that the series is from Focus on the Family gives me peace of mind because I dont have to worry about any inappropriate content that is present in many secular childrens novels today.
Theres also a website, theimaginationstaton.com, that plays host to fun facts, information about upcoming books and more.
This series is great for independent young readers, but theyd also be perfect for family read alouds.
* Note: I received a copy of the book from Tyndale Blog Network for this review. However, the opinions expressed are my own.
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