Friday, November 11, 2011

Problems in Plymouth by Marianne Hering and Marshal Younger


Problems in Plymouth by Marianne Hering and Marshall Younger, Book 6 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 978-1-58997-632-0, Copyright 2011, 117 pages

Price: $4.99

In this sixth book, eight-year-old cousins, Beth and Patrick, are at the Plymouth Colony in the year 1621.  Hugh, from the 1400’s, arrived there shortly before they have and Patrick and Beth are immediately worried about what trouble he could cause.  Squanto is captured and three Native Americans are injured, did Hugh cause these problems?  Beth and Patrick need to find Hugh and stop him before the Pilgrims and Native Americans go to war.

Will they succeed and finally get Hugh back to his home in 1450 England?   



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.


Marshal Younger has written over 100 episodes for the radio program, Adventures in Odyssey.  He is a freelance writer and lives in Tennessee with his wife and four children.


David Hohn lives in Portland, Oregon where he works in his studio on many different projects.

Our Experience:

B and C were very excited to receive Problems in Plymouth.  One of the favorite things the kids and I like to do together is read. This was one of the books we couldn’t put down.  The kids wanted to read it for our school time reading and our nighttime reading.

My Thoughts:

I thought this book was fun to read to the kids.  We spent some of our school days and some nights reading this book.  B didn’t want to read this book himself until we read it together.  I think he wanted to have the enjoyment of being surprised along with us.   I know this was a work of fiction, but I have never seen the Pilgrims portrayed as such kind and Christian people before.  I was very glad to see this portrayal. 

The only part of this book that I was not sure about was the illustration of the Native American village with teepees instead of wigwams.  I thought it was primarily just the Native Americans who lived on the plains that used teepees.

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

I liked everything about the book, except for Hugh.  Hugh is mean.  Beth and Patrick went to Plymouth in the Imagination Station.  In the end Hugh went back to his proper time in England. 

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) Liked and Disliked:

I liked it.  They didn’t fight very much.  Mr. Whittaker could not go into the Imagination Station, because Hugh had the ring.  I think Hugh was an old man.  Beth and Patrick got the ring back from Hugh. 

I liked everything.  It is good for kids my age.

Would I Recommend?:

I would highly recommend Problems in Plymouth. It should be in every public and school library.


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.

1 comment:

  1. Great review - I like the way you do them! Very thorough. I know parents appreciate this level of content! :-)

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