“Voyage with the Vikings” Imagination Station book series by Paul McCusker & Marianne Hering
“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.”
This was a quick read for me. The book would be perfect for ages 8-14. I loved this book because one, it reminded me of my childhood and listening to “Adventures in Oddesy” tapes and two because this book took me on a fun adventure. Beth and Patrick take a trip back in time to the Viking era. They have a mission to find the sun-stone to help save another person’s life. They take this trip using the Imagination Station. While on this trip they meet a mean man named, Red Eriksson, he wanted to capture them and make then slaves. But both is wife and son stop him from doing that. After a few ups & downs they finally find the sun-stone. When they get back to present time they learn that they will need to go on another adventure and complete another task to help save this person that they have never met. I learned a lot of about patients and acceptance. Patrick even learned to show love to the man who wanted to imprison him.
The only thing I can say that I didn’t like about this book was how short it was. But I know this book isn’t meant for adults to sit down and have a good long read, it’s meant for pre-teens to read and enjoy.
Find it on Amazon (release date March 21, 2011)
Disclaimer- Tyndale House Publishers has provided you with a complimentary copy of this book for free for my honest opinion. I was not asked to give a positive review and all opinions are my true thoughts and may differ from yours.