Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Book Review: Attack at the Arena
In book 2 of the The Imagination Station series, cousins Patrick and Beth take off on their second adventure in the Imagination Station. Mr. Whittaker is on a quest to save an ancestor of his, but for some reason can't use the Imagination Station himself. So the cousins take off for ancient Rome with the instructions to find a special silver cup. The cousins quickly become separated, as Beth is enslaved to the emperor and Patrick meets up with a monk named Telemachus. All three end up back in the Roman area in the midst of the dreaded Roman games.
This book is a fantastic read for ages 7 and up. It's easy enough for a second-grader to read to themselves, but I'm pretty sure their parents would want to read it with them. It's fast-paced and fraught with age-appropriate suspense. Any family who loves the Adventures in Odyssey will love this book.
Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a free copy of this book as a part of their blogger book review program.