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Aio Imagination Station Books #3: Peril in the Palace

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The place? China in 1271. The quest? The golden tablet of Kublai Khan. The problem? Just about everything The Imagination Station adventures continue as cousins Patrick and Beth are kidnapped by Mongol warriors. Only the friendship of fellow traveler Marco Polo saves them from harm. They are brought to the Mongol palace, where the Kublai Khan dislikes both their gifts and their message about Christianity. The tension grows when the Mongol magicians challenge the cousins to a spiritual power showdown. As war breaks out, Beth and Patrick are locked in a secret room to prevent their escape. How do the cousins get the golden tablet they need to save Mr. Whittaker's friend Albert? How do they escape the city and find the Imagination Station? Enter the perilous palace and find out

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While visiting Mr. Whittaker, Patrick and Beth find a letter requesting a golden tablet from China. The cousins visit Marco Polo, who is 21 years old and on his way to meet Kublai Khan in 1275. The Khan is easily impressed by the Chinese magicians in his court, but Patrick and Marco Polo set out to show that it is science, not magic, behind their tricks. Upon realizing that Patrick and Beth have rare knowledge, the Khan tries to keep them with him forever. During their stay in China, the cousins meet Ollie, an 11-year-old boy who has been sending them notes about Albert. The three children win the favor of the Khan x2019;s wife, and she helps them escape with a golden tablet that will guarantee them safe passage out of China. When they return home, they find out that Mr. Whittaker has met the mysterious Albert on a previous Imagination Station visit.

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Lindsey at GrowingKidsMinistrycom, August 27, 2011 (view all comments by Lindsey at GrowingKidsMinistrycom)
In Peril in the Palace (book #3), the cousins Patrick and Beth are transported via the Imagination Station to China during Kublai Khan's reign. During their time there, they meet some famous travelers and engage in their share of danger, just like in the previous two books. The authors fill the book with just enough suspense to keep the pages turning without being scary for young readers. Beth and Patrick both show bravery in doing what's right and standing up for what they believe in. I thought it was interesting to introduce Mongol shamans and to expose their magic tricks for what they really were. However, I wonder if the book is making the matter of witchcraft and spells a little too harmless-looking. In a time where the Wicca religion is rapidly growing, perhaps preteens need a stern warning about steering clear of this evil practice.

The length of the books is perfect for readers in the 6-10 range -- providing lots of details and a rapid-pace plot. I think both guys and girls would enjoy this series. I was a little disappointed that book #3 ended in a "To Be Continued..." -- seemed a little gimmicky to me, especially when book #4 didn't seem to really live up to the hype Peril in the Palace seemed to promise.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781589976290
Author:
Hering, Marianne
Publisher:
Tyndale House Publishers
Author:
McCusker, Paul
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Religious - Christian - General
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Series:
Aio Imagination Station Books
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Age Level:
07-10

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"Synopsis" by , While visiting Mr. Whittaker, Patrick and Beth find a letter requesting a golden tablet from China. The cousins visit Marco Polo, who is 21 years old and on his way to meet Kublai Khan in 1275. The Khan is easily impressed by the Chinese magicians in his court, but Patrick and Marco Polo set out to show that it is science, not magic, behind their tricks. Upon realizing that Patrick and Beth have rare knowledge, the Khan tries to keep them with him forever. During their stay in China, the cousins meet Ollie, an 11-year-old boy who has been sending them notes about Albert. The three children win the favor of the Khan x2019;s wife, and she helps them escape with a golden tablet that will guarantee them safe passage out of China. When they return home, they find out that Mr. Whittaker has met the mysterious Albert on a previous Imagination Station visit.
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