My seven-year-old son and I love a good adventure story. So I was thrilled to discover a series of books that delivers just that—Adventure in Odyssey’s The Imagination Station series. We’ve read the first three books and have enjoyed the storylines, characters, and messages. We own Books 4 through 10 and plan to read them. But recently, we received an opportunity to read and review the 11th book in the series.
The Imagination Station series centers on the adventures of cousins Patrick and Beth. In each book, Whit’s Imagination Station transports the cousins to another time and place.
In Hunt for the Devil’s Dragon, Patrick and Beth board the Imagination Station and arrive in 13th century Libya. They soon find themselves caught in the middle of a village’s crisis. The townspeople believe they must offer a sacrifice to appease the dragon they suspect has been killing their sheep. When they choose a girl name Sabra to be the offering, Beth intervenes and tries to save her new friend. But her rescue attempt fails, and she is tied with Sabra to a wooden post outside the dragon’s cave. In the meantime, Patrick and his friend Hazi seek the help of Georgius, a Roman knight, to kill the dragon. Will the boys and Georgius make it to the cave in time to save Beth and Sabra?
This book has all the ingredients to captivate the attention and imagination of a seven-year-old boy: dragons, a saber-toothed cat, Roman soldiers and their swords, and twists in the plot. I especially appreciated the spiritual and character-building lessons woven throughout this story. The characters show courage, perseverance, self-sacrifice, and strong faith no matter the cost.
When my son and I finished the book, I asked what he thought. He raised his two thumbs. :0) He also wrote a review of this story in his journal, which says:
Hunt for the Devil’s Dragon is a grate Book. It has a saber tooth in it. And it has a Devil’s dragon in it.
My son and I highly recommend this book to kids and their parents.
Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher’s book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.