The Imagination Station #3:
Peril in the Palace


While visiting Mr. Whittaker, Patrick and Beth find a letter requesting a golden tablet from China. The cousins visit Marco Polo, who is 21 years old and on his way to meet Kublai Khan in 1275. The Khan is easily impressed by the Chinese magicians in his court, but Patrick and Marco Polo set out to show that it is science, not magic, behind their tricks. Upon realizing that Patrick and Beth have rare knowledge, the Khan tries to keep them with him forever.
 

During their stay in China, the cousins meet Ollie, an 11-year-old boy who has been sending them notes about Albert. The three children win the favor of the Khan’s wife, and she helps them escape with a golden tablet that will guarantee them safe passage out of China. When they return home, they find out that Mr. Whittaker has met the mysterious Albert on a previous Imagination Station visit.

 

 

About the Authors


Paul McCusker is the creative content director for Focus on the Family. He has been a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and drama since 1979. His work includes over forty published novels, full-length plays, dramatic sketch collections, and song lyrics. For the Adventures in Odyssey series alone, he has written over 200 half-hour radio episodes, eighteen novels, and two screenplays for the best-selling animated videos. He has dramatized many classics for Focus on the Family Radio Theatre, including A Christmas Carol and Jan Karon's At Home in Mitford. He also wrote and directed the Peabody Award–winning Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom and created the highly acclaimed Father Gilbert Mysteries series. Paul lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two children.

 

Marianne Hering is a prolific writer, having written hundreds of articles and a number of books for children and parents. For nine years she worked for several magazines in Focus on the Family's periodicals department and became the editor of Clubhouse, a Focus on the Family children's magazine with a circulation of over 100,000. Marianne's book titles include two series for girls (Lights, Camera, Action; and White House Adventures) and a recent biography of William Bradford. Her most recent title is a compilation of activities from Clubhouse magazine, the Focus on the Family Clubhouse Family Activity Book. As a mother of three children, Marianne is interested in parenting and education issues, including home schooling and tutoring reading. She graduated from Biola University (La Mirada, California) with a degree in psychology and has continued her education with courses in writing and editing. She and her husband, Doug, live in Colorado with their nine-year-old daughter, Danielle, and two-year-old twin sons, Justin and Kendrick.


 

About the Series


Experience history and learn lessons as Adventures in Odyssey characters travel through time in Mr. Whittaker's greatest invention, the Imagination Station.

 

Book Details
  • Paperback, 96 pages
  • 5.5 x 8.0 inches
     
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