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.
Join Patrick and Beth as they continue their travel to various lands and time in the Imagination Station book series.
I am always looking for good fun books that kids will enjoy and want to read and with this book Voyage with the Vikings The Imagination Station book 1 by Marianne Hering and Paul McCusker I have found just that. It is also a series so it will keep your kids busy reading for awhile. I like the fact that the book has adventure, history and is a Christian book that you don't have to worry about kids reading. I think the kids will love the adventure and not even realize they might be learning about history too in this book.
Beth wants to show her cousin Patrick the Imagination Station so they go to see Mr Whittaker's. He says the station isn't working, but when the two step in, it starts to work. A letter appears and it says Albert is trapped and they have to find a Viking sunstone. Beth and Patrick want to help so they take the Imagination Station back in time to the Vikings to find the sunstone. Will Beth and Patrick be able to find the sunstone, retrieve it and get back to the Station and home? Will Leif Erikkson help them find it or will his Dad Erik the Red harm them? Will they be able to get the sunstone and help Albert? You will have to read the book to find out.
I enjoyed this book even at my age. I think the quest will be great fun for your kids and they will want to read this book and the rest of them too. It is a great book for kids age 6 to 10 they will really enjoy reading this book.
This book is full of adventure, mystery,fun, and Christian truth. We have always loved the AIO radio dramas where the imagination station is used so these book where right up our alley. Even if you or your child are not familiar with Odyssey they could enjoy this book.
I read this aloud to my children and my seven year old went on to read the rest of the series by himself. The book is well written and I loved that I didn't have to worry about content. My son loved the book so much that we have purchased several to give to his friends as gifts.
Voyage with the Vikings is an Adventure in Odyssey Imagination Station adventure to teach about how we would treat our enemies with a bit of history of Leif Erikson. I found it to be highly similar to "The Magic Tree-house Adventures" It was a fun read & would open good dialogues between parents