Revenge Of The Red Knight

Friday, December 5, 2014
“Please ask John of Whittaker a question,” James said as Beth poked the paper.
“What do you want to know?” Patrick asked.
“Why did he steal the treasures from us?” James asked.

Book: Revenge of the Red Knight (AIO Imagination Station Books Book 4) by Marianne Hering and Paul McCusker, Focus on the Family and Tyndale House Publishing, 2011

Genre: Adventure
Target Audience: Boys and girls 8-13
Subjects: Crime, Greed, Medieval times
Summary: Patrick and Beth are finally starting to figure out the mystery surrounding the Imagination Station, the mysterious treasures and the notes. Their latest attempt at solving it has brought them to England during the medieval time period. This is the place the mysterious treasures are coming and going from, but just as Patrick and Beth think they have solved the mystery, an unknown enemy appears and gets Patrick and Beth thrown in jail and challenges Sir Andrew, the knight Mr. Whittaker has been interacting with, to a duel. A honorable contest against a dishonorable man? And Sir Andrew is already injured? Is there any hope for him, for Patrick and Beth, for the mystery to be resolved?
Notes: This is the 4th in the Imagination Station Adventures series. The series is much like the secular Magic Tree House books but instead of wizards and magic it’s imagination and inventions giving them the different place/different time experiences. The radio show the concept is taken from is very solid – full of great spiritual elements and lessons and challenges as well as fun and excitement. This book did a much better job than some of the other in the series at focusing on spiritual elements. The characters recognized God as the One who could provide answers to their problems and turned to Him over and over throughout the story. As with the Magic Tree House, part of the focus of the series is on giving a picture of the time and place featured in the setting of the book. Of note, this particular book does not work as a stand alone novel. Outside of the series, nothing makes sense. It completely builds on the events from the other books.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 4/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Psalm 22:8 –"He trusts in the LORD; let the LORD rescue him. Let him deliver him, since he delights in him."


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