Friday, June 3, 2011

Revenge of the Red Knight- Imagination Station


Revenge of the Red Knight by Marianne Hering and Paul McCusker, Book 4 in the Imagination Station Series

Genre: Juvenile Fiction/Readers/Chapter Books

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers

Website to Visit: The Imagination Station

Age Appeal: 7 and up

Important Information: Paperback book, ISBN 978-1-58997-630-6, Copyright 2011, 107 pages,

Price: $4.99

In this fourth book, eight-year-old cousins, Beth and Patrick, are in 15th century England at Lord Darkthorn’s.  Patrick and James are taken to the stocks by Lord Darkthorn’s steward, Hugh.  Meanwhile Beth learns who has been taking the artifacts from the three previous adventures.  Beth and Patrick finally meet Albert and Sir Andrew jousts with Hugh, for the freedom of the kids.

Will Patrick and Beth make it back to Whit’s End?



Marianne Hering has written more than 12 children’s book and is the former editor of Focus on the Family magazine. She lives in Colorado with her husband and children.





Paul McCusker is Creative Director for Focus on the Family and has written many times for Adventures in Odyssey. He lives in Colorado with his wife and children.




Our Experience:

B and C were very excited to get Revenge of the Red Knight book.  We used it for our nighttime story and for our daily reading as well.  The kids couldn’t wait to read more.

B and C love reading Christian books. The book was exciting with two young children venturing through time and space.

What I Liked:

  • B and C were very eager to have it read to them.
  • It was easy enough B could have read it to himself or to his sister.
  • The importance of honor, justice, prayer, and fair jousting. 

What I Disliked:

  • Not enough of a historical background.

What B (boy, age seven, second grade in the fall) Liked and Disliked:

I loved Revenge of the Red Knight.  Why?  Sir Andrew is a good knight.  He is the same knight who saved Beth and Patrick in Peril in the Palace.   There was a tournament against Hugh and Roderick, because Hugh wanted to lock people in Lord Darkthorn’s tower, which he could not do.

I think this book is good for kids my age to read to themselves or to have someone read to them.

What C (girl, age five, kindergarten in the fall) Liked and Disliked:

It was good, good, good.  It was fun to learn about knights.  Sir Andrew had the ring for the Imagination Station.  At the beginning of the book the kids were in a cave full of bats instead of going to Whit’s End.

It is good for kids my age. 

Would I Recommend: I would highly recommend Revenge of the Red Knight. It should be in every library.

Disclaimer: I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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