Wow- we’re up to eleven Imagination Station books now! Today’s review is of Hunt for the Devil’s Dragon by Marianne Hering and Wayne Thomas Batson, published by Focus on the Family.
The basic storyline is that a dragon is supposedly attacking the people of a town in Libya during the Middle Ages. Cousins Patrick and Beth travel back in time in Odyssey’s Imagination Station and meet 2 kids from the town. They go with them and work with others to kill the threat while fighting to keep themselves alive. It is based on a story of Sir George and the Dragon, where Sir George (Georgius in this story) is a Roman soldier, not the more commonly thought-of English knight.
My 9-year-old daughter read it to herself and enjoyed it. She doesn’t like scary stories, and this wasn’t too much for her. It’s a chapter book, but on a easier reading level than most books. I then read it aloud to the next 3 kids (ages 8, 6, and 4). They enjoyed hearing it as well!
I will say that I preferred some of the earlier Imagination Station books more–the ones that retold Bible stories or events from famous Christian missionaries or heroes of the faith. I suppose you could think of Georgius as a hero of the faith, but he’s a legend, possibly not even a real historical person, so it’s not the same. However, Hunt for the Devil’s Dragon is another great book to add to your Imagination Station collection!
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