Voyage with the Vikings

Voyage with the Vikings 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 Alber

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  • Title: Voyage with the Vikings
  • Author: Marianne Hering Paul McCusker
  • ISBN: 9781589976276
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 VikWhile 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 Join Patrick and Beth as they continue their travel to various lands and time in the Imagination Station book series.

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    1. For what it is, I liked this book okay. It's the first book in a series about two children who travel around in the Imagination Station. It has a Magic Tree House #1-4 feel, but the story isn't held together as well. (And I don't like Patrick and Beth as well as Jack and Annie.) Patrick and Beth are sent back to Viking times in search of a Sunstone. They meet Erik the Read and Leif Eriksson. Leif has converted to Christianity so he is portrayed as kindly and nice, whereas Erik the Red still beli [...]

    2. A friend of mine recommended this series as one her 5 and 7 year old kids Loved listening to. My 4 and 6 year old kids definitely enjoyed listening, but I found it a little irritating to read aloud. Certainly it is designed as a "first chapter book" for independent reading, and in that context it undoubtedly works well. I, however, am frustrated with adults who act like children, and every single one in this book did so. The plot barely held together and everything was so very, very simplistic a [...]

    3. I read this aloud to my two oldest boys, ages 7 and 8. Honestly, I got into the book right away and wanted to finish it at a faster pace than they did. They were slower to get into it and were content to only read one chapter at a time. They would probably rate it 3 stars. I'm giving it 5 stars for the following reasons:•I really did enjoy the story.•It caused me to research Leif the Viking to see how much of the story was true. I love learning! •My boys connected with the story. •It por [...]

    4. Interesting chapter book for young readers, with some history, time travel and faith. Not bad for kids transitioning to chapter books, but older kids and adults will probably be unsatisfied.

    5. Cousins Beth and Patrick go to Witt's End. They want to go for a ride in the imagination station that can take you to different times in history. Today, they find a note in the machine that asks for a Viking sunstone. So Beth and Patrick get into the imagination station and go back to the Viking times. There they meet Erik the Red and his son, Leif. They join Leif as he voyages to North America. During the trip, they find the sunstone. When they get back to Witt's End, they are surprised because [...]

    6. Cute, but definitely for kids. The "Voyage" part of the title is mainly for alliteration, as very little of the narrative actually takes place aboard ship.

    7. Very simple language for a read-aloud. "He said, she said" on repeat. But good. Better than Magic Tree House, in my opinion.

    8. An adventure awaits Patrick and Beth as they step inside the mysterious time traveling machine called "The Imagination Station." From the days of the Vikings to Ancient Rome, each place holds an education that is more exciting than any read in a normal history book. Patrick and Beth are chased by tigers, fight with Vikings and learn that there is more to accomplishing a task than simply setting out on a quest. Each will learn to rely on each other, about the time and place they visit and possibl [...]

    9. Giving this 4 stars mostly based on my boys' enjoyment of it. They loved it and followed along with the adventure with the excitement I wish they'd give to the classics chapter books we mostly read. More stars given for my own nostalgic love for all things Adventures in Odyssey.

    10. This is the first book in a series combining fantasy, history, adventure with Christian values. The books are sponsored by Focus on the Family based on the Adventures in Odyssey radio broadcasts. They are early chapter books marketed for ages seven and up, but the text is large font and vocabulary not too difficult making them easily understood by a child a bit younger. There are a few black and white simple illustrations assisting a younger reader to grasp story references and providing more in [...]

    11. Voyage with the Vikings by Paul McCusker & Marianne Hering is the first book in the Imagination Station series from Adventures in Odyssey. The Imagination Station was created by Mr. Whittaker who runs a soda shop called Whit's End. It's a bit like a time machine, but Whit is having troubles with it. It won't work for him, but when cousins Paul and Beth step inside, it lights up, ready for a mission. And they have somewhere important to go: a mysterious Albert is threatened by Lord Darkthorn, [...]

    12. Mr Whitaker has done it again! For years he has been tinkering on the Imagination Station and sharing it with kids of all ages in his Ice Cream Shop Whit's End! Now kids 7 and Up can take a ride on The Imagination Station since a series for younger kids has been released, starting with "Voyage With The Vikings" and "Attack At The Arena". Written for early readers, ages 7 and up, the new series features the virtual reality device, the Imagination Station, which is one of the major plot devices us [...]

    13. My 4th grader has been wanting me to read this for awhile and I just finally got around to it. I should have realized that the "Imagination Station" was linked to the "Adventures in Odyssey" radio and CD series. I knew that Mr. Whittaker had invented an "Imagination Station" in "Adventures in Odyssey" but I didn't remember the reference when I saw the book title. As another reviewer noted, however, no knowledge of the radio show is necessary for understanding or enjoying this book.Our kids have [...]

    14. Anything by Adventures in Odyssey and Focus on the Family has got to be good, I thought, and this book didn't disappoint! The Imagination Station series is above my daughters' reading level (all 3 are in 1st grade) but I often read books like this to them during our home school class time. We just finished reading "The Reluctant Dragon" (which I also highly recommend) and this book was next on the shelf. "Voyage With the Vikings" grabbed our interest from the first. I love History as much as I l [...]

    15. I was test reading this before giving as a present. I really enjoyed it and learnt a surprising amount myself?

    16. TLC CALL #: J SHORT CHAPTER HERING MChris’s Rating: 3 StarsPatrick and Beth (cousins) are visiting Whit’s End, where they enter the imagination station and travel back in time to meet Eric the Red and his Son Leif Ericson. The kids are in search of a Viking Sun Stone…but they don’t know exactly what that is. They will have to be wary among these Vikings; because while Leif respects the children as Christians, Eric wants nothing more than to make them his slaves.This is the start to The I [...]

    17. I am always looking for good fun books that kids will enjoy and want to read and with this book Voyage with the Vikings The Imagination Station book 1 by Marianne Hering and Paul McCusker I have found just that. It is also a series so it will keep your kids busy reading for awhile. I like the fact that the book has adventure, history and is a Christian book that you don't have to worry about kids reading. I think the kids will love the adventure and not even realize they might be learning about [...]

    18. Voyage with the Vikings is the first book in the Imagination Station series. The imagination station is a time machine that a local inventor has at his workshop. The machine transports the children back in time to Greenland in the year 1000 during the time of the Vikings. They learn a lot as they work together to find a mysterious item called the sandstone that they must retrieve before going back home. The book shows how doing the right thing may be hard, but it is always the right choice. The [...]

    19. I dreaded reading this aloud every night, even though my kids liked it well enough. It's definitely an easy chapter book, written with choppy phrasing and easy vocabulary that made it tedious for me. It is a very quick read and not really worthy of being savored, anyway.If your children are already interested in Vikings, or looking for an easy chapter book series that's maybe a bit more intellectual than some, then this book is a fine read.However, if you are looking for something really excelle [...]

    20. My children enjoy Adventures in Odyssey so when I had the chance to review The Imagination Station Book 1 I had to take it. This book is recommended for ages 7 and up however I did read it to my 4 and 6 year old as well as my 9 year old. All of them, including me, enjoyed it – I had to finish it in one day we were all so caught up in the story! Now, having said that, my 9 year old would have found this a too easy of a read if she had read this by herself as she is reading on an almost middle s [...]

    21. This is the first of many adventures that Beth and Patrick have thanks to Mr. Whittaker’s imagination station machine. Although on this particular day Mr. Whittaker can’t get the machine to work for him, it did work for Beth and Patrick taking them back in time to visit a Viking ship. Mr. Whittaker provides the two with appropriate clothes for the time as well as giving Beth a chess set and Patrick a cape. He also asks them to bring him a Viking Sunstone so they can save Albert. Suddenly the [...]

    22. We're officially homeschooling Grasshopper(5, almost 6) now, and I'm looking for gentle ways to add history lessons into his days. (We're mainly using History Stories for Children, as a Charlotte Mason recommendation, but I'd like to teach/learn about other people/places/time periods, too.) I've read one of the books in the Imagination Station series in the past, and I thought I remembered it having a little history lesson intertwined in the story. Since I had access to the first 3 books, and th [...]

    23. Wonderful chapter reader for children! If your children like the Adventure in Odyssey series they will love this book of adventure and excitement. Children are quickly drawn into a lively tale of viking adventures. They meet Leif Erikson and are set out on a mission to fine a sunstone before he sets sail with the Imagination Station on board - will they make it? The story is well-written and easy to read. My oldest boy was so excited to receive it in the mail and could not wait to begin reading. [...]

    24. It all began on a Monday at Whit’s End, an ice cream shop with countless themed rooms. It was like a children’s museum of dreams…complete with the Imagination Station and Mr. Wittaker, the classic icon of a brainy scientist.Mr. Wittaker needs Beth and Patrick to find a Viking Sunstone, and since the Imagination Station works for them and not him, he sends them back to the Viking days, where they meet none other that Erik the Red and his son Leif.It’s not the most pleasant of experiences [...]

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