The Imagination Station Series: Books 1-3
Climb aboard, kids! Travel back in time
and sail with the Vikings, meet a Roman Emperor, come face-to-face
with China's Kublai Khan, and experience a host of other historical
adventures in the Imagination Station series for young readers. This
set includes the first three books in the series: Voyage with the
Vikings, Attack at the Arena, and Peril
in the Palace.
Voyage with the Vikings: 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.
Attack at the Arena: Patrick and Beth learn
that Mr. Whittaker's fancy ring can be seen inside the Imagination
Station but not outside of the machine. A mysterious letter leads
the cousins to fifth-century Rome in search of a special cup that
belongs to a monk. If found, the cup could keep the mysterious
Albert out of prison. At the Roman Colosseum, Emperor Honorius is
hosting a gladiator battle in celebration of a war victory. Beth
attends the event as the emperor's slave; Patrick attends as a
monk's apprentice but is taken prisoner and sent to fight in the
arena. During their adventure, the cousins meet Telemachus (a true
historical figure), a monk who believes that fighting is wrong.
Telemachus is willing to risk everything—even his life—to stop the
killing. When the cousins return with the cup, they find that a
third letter has been sent with more information about Albert's
Peril in the Palace: The Imagination Station
adventures continue as cousins Patrick and Beth are kidnapped by
Mongol warriors. Only the friendship of fellow traveler Marco Polo
saves them from harm. They are brought to the Mongol palace, where
the Kublai Khan dislikes both their gifts and their message about
Christianity. The tension grows when the Mongol magicians challenge
the cousins to a spiritual power showdown. As war breaks out, Beth
and Patrick are locked in a secret room to prevent their escape. How
do the cousins get the golden tablet they need to save Mr.
Whittaker's friend Albert? How do they escape the city and find the
Imagination Station? Enter the perilous palace and find out!
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.
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
Experience history and
learn lessons as Adventures in Odyssey characters travel
through time in Mr. Whittaker's greatest invention, the Imagination
- 5.5 x 8.0 inches
- Contains Books 1-3 of The
Imagination Station book series (3-in-1 format)
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