Monday, 25 February 2013

Karina's Book reveiw: Challenge on the Hill of Fire




The Imagination Station Challenge on the Hill of Fire

 Authors: Marianne Hering and Nancy I. Sanders
ISBN: 978-1-58997-694-8

This Adventures in Odyssey book is all about the characters Patrick and Beth who jump on the Imaginations station in search of adventure and Shamrocks and leprechauns.
However they don't find a pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow and they don't even find a rainbow.
 What they actually find is nothing like the fairy tales tell you about! Fifth century Ireland was a very scary place filled with people who try and hurt Patrick and Beth, causing them to flee!

 Imagination station is fabulous historical fiction that is recommended for ages 7 and up.

 It has questions and answers about St. Patrick and a secret word puzzle on the back. This book is an exciting story that keeps you interested, you could imagine the entire story as if it were really happening.

  My favorite thing about this book was that you were learning and you get caught up in a great adventure.

 Adventures in odyssey is a great series altogether. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants a remarkable narrative packed with adventure and real facts.



The Mom’s reflections: 

"Challenge on the Hill of Fire" Came at the perfect time! This month is St Patrick's day! 
The cousins Patrick and Beth travel back in time using the Imagination Station to meet St. Patrick.

 While there they learn about the dark culture in which St. Patrick lived in the Fifth century of Ireland. 
The Druids were a wicked, cruel cult who enslaved and sacrificed many people, in the name if their faith. 
 In the story Patrick and his friends were able to share Gods truths with them and help them to see a little light in a very dark time period.
 The Main Characters Patrick and Beth are adventurous and brave! They even get a chance to fellowship with some of the Christians and to meet St. Patrick himself! 

 What a great resource to have in our home, I am considering creating a lap book template to accompany this book so our home-schooled children can delve a little deeper into the life of Bishop Patrick, and this time period.

 The theme I especially appreciated in this volume was the correlation between the “pot of gold” at the end of the rainbow, and linking it to the truth and knowledge of our God. This was a wonderful theme that I was delighted to see.

 My opinion is if you want a well written book for your tweens to read with adventure, intrigue, historical content integrated with biblical truths you simply can’t go wrong with any of the Odyssey books!  

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