Saturday, February 26, 2011

Voyage With the Vikings

I recently received my first Imagination Station book from Tyndale House Publishers. Growing up I distinctly remember listening to the radio program called "Adventures in Odyssey" which is a Focus on the Family program. Imagination Station is part of that program, so I was really interested to review this book even though it is a children's book! This is the first book of the series, and you are introduced to Mr. Whittaker - the caretaker of the Imagination Station - Patrick, and Beth. Imagination Station is a time traveling device, and in this book Patrick and Beth are taken to meet the Vikings and complete a mission for Mr. Whittaker.

This book was really great! The book is almost a second grade reading level, and it is definitely a series I would enjoy reading with my children. It explained things throughout the book in a way that I believe would be really easy for kids to understand. This specific book was about Vikings; particularly Erik the Red and Leif Eriksson. There was a lot of history in the book, but it was intertwined with the story and it was quite interesting. I believe children would find this book easy to read and intriguing. It had fantastic pictures that would entertain them as well. I would certainly get my children all the books in the series if they are all this good!
The authors, Marianne Hering and Paul McCusker both work for Focus on the Family. Hering is a former editor of the Clubhouse magazine (I used to love that magazine!) and McCusker is a writer for Adventures in Odyssey.
I received this book for free from Tyndale House Publishers for this review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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