Attack at the Arena

Attack at the Arena

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by Paul McCusker, Marianne Hering
     
 

Lions and tigers and boars, oh my!
“Stop the fighting—in the name of Christ—stop!”
Cousins Patrick and Beth are off on their second Imagination Station adventure. Mr. Whittaker’s mysterious invention takes them to ancient Rome, where they must find a special silver cup. Near the city gate, the cousins are separated when Beth

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Lions and tigers and boars, oh my!
“Stop the fighting—in the name of Christ—stop!”
Cousins Patrick and Beth are off on their second Imagination Station adventure. Mr. Whittaker’s mysterious invention takes them to ancient Rome, where they must find a special silver cup. Near the city gate, the cousins are separated when Beth is enslaved to the emperor and Patrick meets a wise monk named Telemachus. All three end up in the famous Roman arena. Telemachus wants to share an important message with the emperor. Beth wants to know how to get the cup. And Patrick just wants to escape with his life!
The key to adventure lies within your imagination! What to join Patrick and Beth on their adventures? Visit www.TheImaginationStation.com. You’ll find out more fun facts about Vikings and the animals of Greenland. Plus you’ll get the scoop on the next book, and much more!
Recommended for ages 7 and up
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 2.3 Tyndale House Publishers

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589976283
Publisher:
Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Series:
AIO Imagination Station Books Series, #2
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
380,904
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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Attack at the Arena

BOOK 2
By MARIANNE HERING PAUL McCUSKER

TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC.

Copyright © 2010 Focus on the Family
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-58997-628-3


Chapter One

The Second Trip

Patrick, Beth, and Mr. Whittaker were at Whit's End on Tuesday morning. They were in the workshop getting ready for the Roman adventure.

Beth came out of the girls' changing room. Patrick came out of the boys' changing room soon afterward.

The cousins were curious about their ancient Roman costumes.

"Why did you give me a plain dress?" Beth asked Mr. Whittaker. "The cloth is rough. And the only thing pretty about it is the gold border." She looked down at the gray tunic. It reached to her ankles. The tunic was not long enough to cover her leather sandals.

"You need to blend in," Mr. Whittaker said.

"As what?" Beth asked.

"A slave," Mr. Whittaker said. "There were lots of slaves in ancient Rome."

"A slave!" Beth said. "No!"

"Don't complain," Patrick said. "I have to wear a bathrobe!"

Mr. Whittaker laughed. "It's not a bathrobe," he said. "The ancient Romans wore robes and tunics."

"But the belt is a rope," Patrick said. "And the hood is weird. When I put it on, I look creepy."

"No one in Rome will think you look creepy," Mr. Whittaker said. "In fact, that kind of robe was a sign of peace. It's what monks wore."

"Monks?" Beth asked.

"A monk is a holy man," Mr. Whittaker said. "They can live anywhere."

"I'm going to be a holy man?" Patrick asked. "But I can't even sit still in church!"

"It's better than being a slave," said Beth.

The cousins walked to the Imagination Station. It reminded Patrick of the front of a helicopter. He looked at Beth and smiled. She smiled back. The cousins wanted to get going.

They climbed inside the Imagination Station.

Patrick and Beth looked carefully at the dashboard. A red button was in the center. Around it were dials, levers, and flashing lights. On top of the dashboard were two letters.

Two very old and mysterious letters.

(Continues...)



Excerpted from Attack at the Arena by MARIANNE HERING PAUL McCUSKER Copyright © 2010 by Focus on the Family. Excerpted by permission of TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC.. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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