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The Imagination Station Adventures continue! Patrick and Beth’s next adventure leads them to Plymouth Plantation in 1621. There they meet William Bradford, Miles Standish, and Chief Massasoit, who are trying to establish peace between the Pilgrims and the Indians. Things are anything but peaceful, however, when a musket is stolen and the Pilgrims conclude the Indians are planning war. Only Patrick and Beth know who the real thief is—the traitor Hugh—and it’s up to the cousins to find him and stop him from causing...
The Imagination Station Adventures continue! Patrick and Beth’s next adventure leads them to Plymouth Plantation in 1621. There they meet William Bradford, Miles Standish, and Chief Massasoit, who are trying to establish peace between the Pilgrims and the Indians. Things are anything but peaceful, however, when a musket is stolen and the Pilgrims conclude the Indians are planning war. Only Patrick and Beth know who the real thief is—the traitor Hugh—and it’s up to the cousins to find him and stop him from causing trouble. When the cousins hear a gunshot during the first Thanksgiving feast, their worst fears are realized. They rush to the Mayflower and try to set right history, even as Hugh desperately tries to change it. Tyndale House Publishers
Posted August 28, 2014
My young girls love the Imagination Station series. This was a fun one about Thanksgiving. It talks about some of the real characters who were involved in the first Thanksgiving. It is a good starting point for a good conversation about the first Thanksgiving. It took me an hour to read this aloud so it is a good kid length.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 20, 2014
Problems in Plymouth (Imagination Station Book 6)
Problems in Plymouth, book six of The Imagination Station series, takes the reader on an adventure that introduces them to figures in history who tried to establish peace between the Indians and pilgrims.
The story continues when Mr. Whittaker’s Imagination Station transports Beth and Patrick to Plymouth Plantation in 1621. Again on Hugh’s trail, the cousins set on a quest to stop him from wreaking havoc on the times and send him back to 1450 England, where he belongs.
The Imagination Station books have imaginative, alliterative titles, and each adventure takes the lovable cousins, Beth and Patrick, through different times and events that teach children Christian principles, geography, and history. These stories spark children’s imaginations—something that often gets ignored.
I’m a kid at heart, so I enjoyed reading each of the Imagination Station books, and I applaud the authors for making clean, Christian adventure books available to today’s young explorers.
Though I've enjoyed the series of books as a whole, this particular book lacked some of the build up that the other books have, but I feel children will still enjoy the continuing adventures of this fun duo.
Posted July 29, 2014
Time with the early pilgrims in this adventure. One thing I’ve noticed in the Imagination Station books is that each time the cousins change into the appropriate costumes for their age and gender which adds to the historical element of each time depicted. In this tale they learn about the hardships the pilgrims had, the importance of the treaties and some of the foods eaten by the pilgrims. Great book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 23, 2014
We read this book during Thanksgiving last year and I highly recommend doing that! It's number 6 in the series but it doesn't need to be read in order, by any means. While there are some twists, there are many true historical characters in the book. During the same week, we listen to Focus on the Family's radio theater version of "Squanto" and it was the perfect compliment. The Thanksgiving message here is clear, though perhaps a bit watered down. Still, it's perfect for kids who are around the 1st-3rd grade age ranges. There's excitement between the pages, and my kids were drawn into the story as was I. It whet our appetites to dig deeper into more of real Thanksgiving history. Highly recommend!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 22, 2014
"Problems in Plymouth" is the sixth book in the Imagination Station series, and while the books can be read out of order, there is a pattern and a puzzle to the order of adventures Patrick and Beth experience. This novel takes the children back to the days of the Pilgrims and the very first Thanksgiving. Your young readers can get in the middle of the action as they tag along with their peers, meeting historical figures such as Squanto and Standish, as well as uncovering some possibly little known facts along the way. As always, Mr. Whitaker is a presence in each novel. I enjoyed this volume and plan on collecting the entire series for my grandchildren.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 18, 2014
I continue to love this series! It offers younger readers an interesting look at history in a way that parents can feel good about. I love the way Hering and Younger combine real and fictional characters to bring history to life.
In this book, Patrick and Beth visit Plymouth and readers gain knowledge of the Mayflower, as well as well-known pilgrims. The illustrations add to the prose and the chapters are short enough to hold the attention of even young readers during a read aloud time.
This series continues to deliver a positive alternative to the Magic Tree House series, which I love. I have yet to read any of these books that I haven't enjoyed. On a side note, although this is a series of books, they do not need to be read in order. Each one stands alone.
Posted July 2, 2014
These are the best kids books ever! This one follows Patrick and Beth as they go back into the Imagination Station. They are looking for a time-traveling villain this time. They go back to the time when the Pilgrims celebrated their first Thanksgiving. They also encounter the Pilgrims meeting the Indians for the first time. These stories really bring alive history to children and adults alike. I would recommend this book to especially children but also to adults. It's a very easy read and helps make history a little easier to understand.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 2, 2014
Problems in Plymouth is book number 6 in The Imagination Station Series which features Mr. Whittaker and his invention from Adventures in Odyssey. Patrick and Beth, cousins, are off on another adventure and will hopefully stop Hugh and his escapades. This time they end up in Plymouth just before the first Thanksgiving. But when things start to seem a bit fishy Patrick and Beth know that Hugh is up to no good. Can they stop him in time and get this all straightened out?
This book series is a fabulous substitute for the hugely popular Magic Treehouse books. If you are looking for something that can help your kids learn about history but from a Biblical perspective and without the magic this is the series for you. My 9 year old loves them but they are more at a 1st-2nd grade reading level. I highly recommend getting this whole series for your children.
Posted June 29, 2014
In Problems in Plymouth, Beth and Patrick team up again to go back in time to the colony of Plymouth. They are in search of the troublemaker, Hugh. They wind up finding themselves in the middle of a squabble between the Native Americans and the Pilgrims. I found this story to be interesting and is a fun way to teach my children the early history of the United States. I’m really loving the Imagination Station series.
Posted June 22, 2014
Fun & Educational!
In Problems in Plymouth Patrick and Beth are successful in their quest to find Hugh and return him to his own time. The Imagination Station Books allow kids to have an entertaining story while at the same time getting a glimpse into real life history and learning important life lessons.
Posted June 21, 2014
Educational and Interesting; This episode resolves the troubles with the traitor Hugh, so the kids can move on to new adventures. The story is full of interesting history, and even though it often is sad, it explains well for young readers, and keeps the action going until the happy ending. This is a great series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 30, 2012
In book six of the Imagination Station series, Mr. Whittaker has a lead on when/where Hugh is, as well as an idea of how to get him back to 1450.
So cousins Beth & Patrick, armed with a mystery brown leather pouch and a beautiful golden hand mirror with an eagle carved on the back, arrive in Plymouth - it's 1621. They find Hugh right away, but he tells them he doesn't want to go back, because he knows he will be thrown into the tower. They meet Indians, and are kidnapped; already captive is John Billington Jr., a Pilgrim boy. Some of the Pilgrim leaders come to the Indians to trade for the children, and the Indians are very impressed with the hand mirror!
Hugh starts a rumor that Squanto has been kidnapped, and then in the confusion steals a musket - all of which almost starts a battle. Eventually his ruse is discovered and the Indians realize that the Pilgrims have honored the treaty. They decide to hold a feast to celebrate - yep, it's the first Thanksgiving!
Since everyone is preoccupied with the feast, Beth & Patrick begin to be concerned that Hugh is up to something, and he is. He lures them to the storehouse, and in the confrontation/confusion, Hugh thinks he has Mr. Whittaker's ring...but it's really Albert's, and he's sent straight back to 1450, where he is captured and yes, sent to the tower! Finally! (Hugh has been a troublemaker for six books now.)
I recommend these books for your early reader!
Posted August 25, 2012
The Imagination Station book six, Problems in Plymouth By, Marsahal
Younger and Marianne Hering is a good read. Adventures in Odyssey lovers
will be sure to fall in love with these books. The series follows
cousins Patrick and Beth in their various adventures in the imagination
station. The series is written for younger readers but people of all
ages will love the Christian values it teaches and enjoy the story.
Posted August 17, 2012
This may be the last book we read this summer and it was a good end.
Imagination Station kept us entertained and I would highly reccomend the
series to all children and parents.
Posted July 28, 2012
Cousins Beth and Patrick visit Whit's End. They went in the imagination station to Plymouth. Hugh traveled there in the last book. When they got to Plymouth they met the boy pilgrim John. He helped them sneak past the his father's army. John's father was fighting against Native Americans. John's father and the enemy chief made a trade with Beth's mirror and the chief's beads. Hugh was hiding in a cave so Beth and Patrick couldn't get the ring they needed to have Mr. Whitaker use to travel in the imagination station to get Albert back. Two soldiers helped Patrick and Beth find Hugh. The cousins took the ring and the imagination station appeared. They went home and gave the ring to Mr. Whitaker.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 10, 2012
Beth and Patrick find themselves in 1621 Plymouth, pursuing a thief from 1450 introduced earlier in the series. In the process, they watch as the Pilgrim/Wampanoag Treaty is threatened and a war is almost begun over false rumors. They also manage to make it to the First Thanksgiving.
As the final book in this story arc, the plot focuses on tying up the loose ends from the first five books, and in the process fails to invest in the characters and setting of Plymouth. The way the plot is developed, the First Thanksgiving seems more of a celebration that a Pilgrim-Indian war didn't start than thanksgiving to God.
I would not recommend this book as a standalone read for children; events happen so quickly in the story that outside resources should be used to make sure that young readers understand who everyone is and how events factually occurred without added fictional characters interfering. I would completely avoid using this book as an introduction to Plymouth and the Pilgrims for that reason.
Other than that, it's a good read for the first grade and up crowd.
Posted November 6, 2011
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Posted November 8, 2011
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