The Imagination Station Boxed Set: Books 1-6
When they step into the Imagination Station, kids experience an
unforgettable journey filled with action-packed adventure to inspire
their imaginations. With each book, they’re whisked away with
cousins Patrick and Beth to embark on a new journey around the world
and back in time.
Perfect for beginning readers, these easy-to-read chapter books will
keep kids entertained as they journey through history with Patrick
and Beth. This introductory six-book box set includes books 1–6 in
the series: Voyage with the Vikings, Attack at the Arena,
Peril in the Palace, Revenge of the Red Knight,
Showdown with the Shepherd, and Problems in Plymouth.
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!
Revenge of the Red Knight: In this Imagination Station adventure Patrick and Beth find
themselves as guests in a beautiful castle in 15th century England.
Through a series of events, the steward of Lord Darkthorn's castle
finds the cousins with three artifacts collected in their previous
adventures: the stone, the cup, and the golden tablet. They are
accused of being thieves and locked in jail. Beth escapes and
discovers the identity of the real thief, leading to a jousting
contest with a surprising outcome. Set during the War of the Roses in
England, Revenge of the Red Knight will teach readers about the
Crusades, the integrity of knights and the vows they took, and why
men would choose to risk their lives to fight for Christianity.
Showdown with the Shepherd:
Patrick and Beth go to the Holy Land in the 10th century B.C.,
where their goal is to get back the ring Hugh stole and return it to
him in 1450s England where he belongs. But troubles await them as
soon as they step out of the Imagination Station-first they meet an
angry bear and then later they meet an angry giant! Join the cousins
as they learn that having a giant faith is more important than
having a giant on your side.
Problems in Plymouth:
Patrick and Beth's next adventure leads them to Plymouth
Plantation in 1621, where they meet William Bradford, Miles
Standish, and Chief Massasoit, who are trying to establish peace
between the Pilgrims and the Indians. Things are anything but
peaceful though when a musket is stolen and the Pilgrims conclude
that the Indians are planning war. Only Patrick and Beth know who
the real thief is-the traitor Hugh-and it's up to them to find him
and stop him from causing trouble. When the cousins hear a gunshot
during the first Thanksgiving feast, their worst fears are realized.
They rush to the Mayflower and try to set right history, even as
Hugh desperately tries to change it.
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 has written for children since 1987 when she joined the editorial
staff of Focus on the Family Clubhouse and Clubhouse Jr. magazines. In
the 1990s she wrote six children's mystery books and more than 40 Bible
phonic readers (with co-author Margaret Wilber) for Cook Communications.
Now a general book editor for Focus on the Family, she has turned her
passion for children's fiction into developing a series for beginning
readers who love adventure.
Younger has written over 100 episodes of Adventures in Odyssey.
He is also the author of several children's novels, including the
The Case of the Mysterious Message and the AIO
Kidsboro series. He attended Baylor University in
Waco, Texas and graduate school at Regent University in Virginia Beach,
Virginia. Marshal and his wife Stephanie have three girls, Bryn, Paityn
and Kristyn, and are also foster parents.
D. Eastman is Product Marketing Manager at Focus on the Family, where he
works on the world-renowned Adventures in Odyssey brand, a show
his dad got him hooked on when Brock was little. Brock, his wife and
their two daughters reside at the base of America's mountain, and are
learning to call Colorado home, but sometimes need a visit to the
cornfields and hospitality of the Midwest.
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 1-6 of The
Imagination Station book series
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