Challenge on the Hill of Fire [NOOK Book]

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Kidnapped by Celtic Druids in 433, Patrick and Beth are headed to certain death when followers of a former Irish Slave (Saint Patrick, called Patritius in this book) save them. The cousins find themselves in the midst of a power struggle between Ireland’s King Logaire, Patritius, and the leader of the Druids, Lochru. A spiritual showdown begins on the Hill of Slane when Patritius builds a fire, challenging the King’s authority. Will Patritius prove to the king that the God of the Bible is the true God? Or will ...
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Kidnapped by Celtic Druids in 433, Patrick and Beth are headed to certain death when followers of a former Irish Slave (Saint Patrick, called Patritius in this book) save them. The cousins find themselves in the midst of a power struggle between Ireland’s King Logaire, Patritius, and the leader of the Druids, Lochru. A spiritual showdown begins on the Hill of Slane when Patritius builds a fire, challenging the King’s authority. Will Patritius prove to the king that the God of the Bible is the true God? Or will the king take sides with the Druids? The Emerald Isle holds many tales and legends, but this story of truth and standing strong for God is not one to be missed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604826470
  • Publisher: Focus on the Family
  • Publication date: 4/12/2013
  • Series: AIO Imagination Station Books , #10
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 684,384
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

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Challenge on the Hill of Fire


By MARIANNE HERING NANCY I. SANDERS

TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC.

Copyright © 2012 Focus on the Family
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-58997-694-8


Chapter One

A Leprechaun Trap

Patrick and his cousin Beth stood in line at Whit's End. It was Odyssey's most popular ice-cream shop.

Patrick felt very excited. Today was a special day. He was dressed in green. He wore a green baseball cap and a green T-shirt. He had on green shorts, green socks, and a pair of green sneakers.

Beth wore a green shamrock pin on her shirt.

Mr. Whittaker stood behind the counter. He finished with one customer and then turned to Patrick and Beth. His kind blue eyes sparkled. He lightly touched his large white moustache.

"Hi, Patrick ... Beth. What can I do for you?" he asked. "Beth and I would both like a green milkshake, please," Patrick said. "We're celebrating Saint Patrick's Day today!" Whit touched his light-green shirt. "So am I," he said with a smile. He began making the milkshakes. He glanced at Patrick. "Were you named after Saint Patrick?" he asked.

"I don't think so," Patrick said. "I think I was named after my Uncle Patrick."

"But you know about Saint Patrick, I assume," Whit said.

Patrick looked at Beth. She shrugged.

"He wore green, right?" Patrick guessed.

Whit chuckled. "There was more to Saint Patrick than a color," he said.

"What do you mean?" Beth asked.

Whit's eyes twinkled. "I'll tell you more when I bring the milkshakes to your table."

Patrick and Beth sat down at one of the tables to wait. They watched Whit fill their orders.

Just then the door opened. Patrick's neighbor Jake walked in. He wore a yellow bandana tied around his neck. He had on his Cub Scout cap. His Cub T-shirt was green.

Patrick liked going over to Jake's house. That's where they met for their Cub Scout meetings.

"Happy Saint Patrick's Day!" Patrick and Beth both said to Jake.

Jake waved to the cousins and stood in line to order. Then he walked over to their table. He was carrying a bag. He had just bought freshly baked cookies.

"Are you going to eat all those cookies by yourself?" Patrick asked.

"Some friends are coming over to my house in a few minutes," Jake said. "We're going to build a leprechaun trap. I want to catch a leprechaun. Then he'll have to give us a pot of gold. We'll be rich!"

"Are you using the cookies as bait?" Beth asked.

Jake looked at the bag. "I hadn't thought of that," he said. "Do leprechauns like chocolate-chip cookies?"

"They might if leprechauns existed," Beth said. "But they don't."

"Come over and see for yourself," Jake said. He headed for the door. "Hurry up! You don't want to miss your share of the gold." The bell above the door jingled as it shut behind him.

Beth's eyebrows drew together in a frown. "A leprechaun trap? Really?" she asked.

Patrick smiled. "Maybe we'll catch one. Wouldn't that be cool?"

Mr. Whittaker arrived with their orders. "What's all this about leprechauns?" he asked.

"Beth and I are going to help build a leprechaun trap with Jake," Patrick said.

Whit sat down. "Are you?" he asked. "Well, I hope you use the right kind of wood and nails. You can't make a trap out of just anything, you know."

Patrick's eyes lit up. "Maybe you should write out the instructions," he said.

Whit laughed. He had a deep, hearty laugh.

Beth groaned. She said, "I don't understand what all this has to do with Saint Patrick. He wasn't a leprechaun."

Whit looked at Beth and then Patrick. "Would you like to find out?" he asked.

Patrick and Beth looked at each other. That question usually meant one thing: an adventure in the Imagination Station. The Imagination Station was one of Whit's many inventions. It allowed kids to experience different times in history.

"Can we?" Patrick asked.

Beth clapped her hands together. "Sure!" she said.

Patrick suddenly shook his head. "Wait a minute," he said. "I mean, what if it's true? What if we could get a pot of gold?"

"What?" Beth cried out. "When have you ever heard reports of any leprechaun sightings in Odyssey?"

Patrick frowned and said, "I still don't want to miss building a trap with Jake and the group. We've got to get going."

"You know how the Imagination Station works," Whit said. "Time is different there. I think you'll be able to have an adventure and still build leprechaun traps if you want to. Besides, the treasure you'll find in your adventure may be better than a pot of gold."

"Really?" Patrick asked. He was doubtful.

"Come down to the workshop and find out for yourself," Whit said.

(Continues...)



Excerpted from Challenge on the Hill of Fire by MARIANNE HERING NANCY I. SANDERS Copyright © 2012 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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Table of Contents

Contents

1 A Leprechaun Trap....................1
2 The Gifts....................9
3 Kidnapped!....................13
4 The Druids....................22
5 The Fallen Tree....................31
6 Escape....................38
7 The Prophecy....................47
8 Finn....................55
9 The Bishop....................61
10 The Challenge....................69
11 Lord Lochru....................81
12 Princesses....................89
13 Poison!....................97
14 The High King....................106
15 The Workshop 1....................21
Secret Word Puzzle....................128
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  • Posted July 10, 2014

    Challenge on the Hill of Fire takes Beth and Patrick to Ireland

    Challenge on the Hill of Fire takes Beth and Patrick to Ireland where they meet with St Patrick. It was interesting to see through their eyes how Bishop Patricius was able to change many Druids during his time. I enjoyed reading this book to my kids. They enjoyed the adventure as well.
    5 stars.

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  • Posted July 2, 2014

    Challenge on the Hill of Fire is another great installment in Th

    Challenge on the Hill of Fire is another great installment in The Imagination Station series. For those of you who live under a rock (just teasing) The Imagination Station is an invention by Whit from Adventures in Odyessy. It is a time travel machine and in this series it takes Patrick and Beth, cousins, on lots of great adventures throughout history where they learn valuable life lessons about God and themselves. In this adventure they travel back to Ireland and the time of Saint Patrick. They are captured by the Druids but end up escaping and running in to a follower of Bishop Patrick and end up learning all about why we celebrate St. Patrick's Day.




    This book was very interesting to me as I didn't know the history behind St. Patrick's Day. I really enjoyed learning all about it and can't wait to use this book to teach my kids about it as well. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2014

    The tenth book in the Imagination Station series is my favorite

    The tenth book in the Imagination Station series is my favorite so far! Beth and Patrick get a great faith test in this book. My favorite part is where Shane the Druid sees Beth, Patrick, Caera, Caera's father, and Tristan as deer. This is a good book for people who are interested in ancient religions and cultures. I like this book because it teaches about the one true God and how it is better than sacrifices and bloodshed. { The Druid's ways }
    By: Joshua, age 10

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  • Posted June 22, 2014

    Fascinating and Engaging. This is from one of my favorite storie

    Fascinating and Engaging. This is from one of my favorite stories. I like the new slant it is given, just for kids. It is a fun and memorable way to learn. There are amazing escapes and interesting historical figures. These books are retellings of events that keep young readers fascinated. This episode is independent of the previous stories.

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  • Posted June 12, 2014

    I read this book in one evening to my girls 2, 4, 8. It took me

    I read this book in one evening to my girls 2, 4, 8. It took me about an hour to read, and they all really enjoyed it. It is based on the life of St. Patrick. We all learned some new things about him. We want to research more about him now. The book is simply written and yet a great story.

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  • Posted June 3, 2014

    Having thoroughly studied the life of Patrick for a play I acted

    Having thoroughly studied the life of Patrick for a play I acted in about a year before this book came out, I can say that it's probably as close to historically accurate as a kids book on the life of Patrick could be. Just like every other AO book, this one is thoroughly entertaining. My kids loved it, and I love that this series is giving them such a love to actually LEARN history and makes them want to know more.

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