The Imagination Station #2: Attack at the
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 fate.
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
- Paperback, 96 pages
- 5.5 x 8.0 inches
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