Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Imagination Station: Voyage of the Vikings {Book 1}

Book Description:  While visiting Mr. Whittaker at Whit's Soda Shoppe, Beth and Patrick find a mysterious letter in the Imagination Station requesting a Viking sunstone. The letter is old and says that someone named Albert will be imprisoned if the sunstone isn't found. Mr. Whittaker sends cousins Patrick and Beth to Greenland circa 1000. On their quest for the sunstone, the cousins meet Vikings Erik the Red and Leif Eriksson--and find the sunstone as they join Leif on his first voyage to North America. But the adventure is just beginning, for when they return to Mr. Whittaker's workshop with the sunstone, there is another note waiting for them, requesting a silver goblet. 

Join Patrick and Beth as they continue their travel to various lands and time in the Imagination Station book series.

My Review:  Beth and her cousin Patrick are at Mr. Whitaker's Soda Shoppe (i.e. Whit's End).  Whit's End is one of those places that kids love to visit and have a treat.  Beth and Patrick are enjoying some good old fashioned ice cream.  After finishing their treat they are off to the Bible Room.  Patrick is a first time visitor to Whit's End and wants to play video games.  Beth informs that there are no video games but something called the Imagination Station.  Patrick's curiosity is piqued because he likes the words Imagination Station.
But the Imagination Station is missing!  Off the two go to find Mr. Whitaker the owner of Whit's End.  He informs the two that the Imagination Station is not working; however, after a few twists and turns of a few knobs Whit (Mr. Whitaker) thinks the kids can have a go.  First, they go to the costume closet and dress up for their adventure.  Then Whit asks them to look for Viking Sunstone....as the two climb into the machine they find a note that tells them, "To save Albert I need a Viking Sunstone before the new moon or Lord Darkthorn will lock him inside the tower."
So the adventure begins!  
This is a great adventure story for dyed-in-the-wool Adventures in Odyssey fans!  Even if your child isn't familiar with Odyssey this is a wonderful 5 star read full of action, adventure and learning to rely on God!  "The key to adventure lies within your imagination!"
*This book was provided for review by Tyndale*

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