Book #Review and #Giveaway: Adventures in Odyssey’s “Attack at the Arena”

Book #Review and #Giveaway: Adventures in Odyssey's "Attack at the Arena"

One day while we were taking a long road trip, my children sat strapped in their car seats, in the back seat of the car while my husband drove and I read Adventure in Odyssey’s “Attack at the Arena” by Marianne Hering and Paul McCusker. This is the second book in the Imagination Station Series. Everyone enjoyed listening to the story about the cousins, Beth and Patrick and their journey to a Roman Colosseum to help one of Mr. Whittaker’s ancestors. The story was exciting; especially when Beth and Patrick are captured.  Overall, the story brought forth vivid images of what it must have been like to live in ancient Rome.

What I liked most about the book:

  1. The book is an easy reader. Mainly geared towards ages 7 and up.
  2. The imagery made the story seem real.
  3. The story line was not predictable.
  4. The story is full of suspense.
  5. The book is mixed with historical events and fiction, which helps children see the events from a young point of view.
  6. It was easy to follow along and engaging.

Would I recommend it?

Yes, I would recommend this book as a great introduction to Greek history for children. These book have a way of making every child wish they could have access to an imagination station. The authors Marianne and Paul provide one for children through these books.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Side Door Communications in exchange for my honest review.


Throughout the month of April there will be an opportunity to win the first two books in the series: “Voyage with the Vikings” and “Attack at the Arena.” (The Giveaway is for US residents only and only requires that you leave a comment on any of my related Adventures in Odyssey book series posts letting me know that you are entering. One winner will be chosen by Not required but always appreciated, readers that subscribe and follow my blog.

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