Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Book Review: Attack at the Arena

It is pretty safe to say that Mr. Whittaker and the Imagination Station are a part of most of our childhoods.  Who doesn't get warm fuzzy feelings when they think about Saturday mornings, listening to the adventures at Whit's End on the radio?  These stories are alive and well.

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.

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