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Hunt For The Devil's Dragon (AIO Imagination Station Books)

If you’re brave, follow cousins Beth and Patrick to Libya in the 13th century. The town of Silene is being terrorized by a vicious animal that is eating livestock. The townspeople believe it’s a dragon sent by the devil. In order to appease the beast, the people believe they must offer a human sacrifice―a young girl named Sabra. When Beth tries to help Sabra escape, she too is tied up as an offering for the dragon. Meanwhile, Patrick and a new friend named Hazi join Georgius, a Roman knight who is serving in Africa to keep peace. Georgius decides to find the dragon and kill it. Georgius’s plans go awry when Beth and Sabra beg him not to kill the dragon. The girls know the true secret of Silene―the dragon isn’t its worst enemy.

Series: AIO Imagination Station Books (Book 11)

Paperback: 144 pages

Publisher: Focus on the Family (May 1, 2013)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1589977386

ISBN-13: 978-1589977389

Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #344,231 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #24 in Books > Children's Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Africa #117 in Books > Children's Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Medieval #1011 in Books > Children's Books > Literature & Fiction > Religious Fiction > Christian

Age Range: 7 and up

Grade Level: 1 - 4

As this is the first Imagination Station book I read, I was surprised - I expected the storyline to be slightly more advanced. (I'm used to the Adventures in Odyssey and Imagination Station from 15+ years ago. The characters & illustration style are different from then! This makes sense, I just didn't think about that before picking up the book.) Instead, you have a pretty basic story filled with basic language aimed at young elementary school children. The book teaches children to stand up for what is right, and not be afraid of bullies, which is certainly a useful lesson. Given the large illustrations & large type, the book is even smaller than it appears - which is pretty thin - and provides a very easy read.Because of the lack of depth to the book, my inclination is to give it 3 stars, however, keeping in mind it's intended audience of young children improves the rating by a star. doesn't have half stars, or I'd knock it down to 3.5 stars for a misleading title - the "Devil's" part of "Devil's Dragon" is irrelevant to and completely missing from the story. "Hunt for the Dragon" would be a more accurate, but not as catchy, title.

My 9 year old son, who HATES to read, absolutely LOVES this series of books! My son has struggled to learn to read since kindergarten. Now that he is in 3rd grade, he has steadily progressed in his reading ability. Anytime I ask him to read "required" material, he balks. Then, he recently discovered some Imagination Station books on his brother's bookshelf. He started reading and hasn't stopped. He's read 12 books in the past 3 weeks...which is HUGE for him! I wish these books were still being written because I don't know what he will read next. But, I'm thankful for the time he's had with this series.Additionally, the Imagination Station books have history thread throughout them. He's reading and learning at the same time. Thank you, Focus on the Family, for an amazing series!

This seems a lot harder to read than the Magic Tree House books. Seemed more complicated to read for a 7-year-old. He actually got bored and hasn't finished reading it. The story line was a bit more forced. The "Devil" thing is misleading -- strange too, since it's a Christian series. The Roman history background is a bit fluffy - there should be more explanation of the culture but I'm a history buff so I'm probably being a bit too harsh here. It was our first experience with the Imagination Station series and I was so hoping it was going to have a better standard.

I have heard so many great things about the Adventures in Odyssey Imagination Station books, but this is the first book that I read. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I think it is a wonderful read for the whole family!The Hunt for the Devil's Dragon mixes a little bit of history with moral lessons and a whole lot of fun and creativity. Start reading this to your family, and perhaps their love of the TV would die down. ☺It is just so nice to find wholesome and Christian books for kids that are not cheesy. This book is not only entertaining, but it also opens up the opportunity for great discussions to be had, such as how we must act like Georgius and be unashamed of our faith.This is definitely a keeper on our bookshelf!I received a complimentary copy from Tyndale, but all opinions are my own.

This is the first book in the series that isn't really a delve into history per se but it is based on a legend. Thankfully at the end of the book they answer questions about dragons and cover that it is based on a legend. This one was filled with lots of excitement and was quite enjoyable to read. My 9 year old is looking forward to this one as I imagine most boys would.

My kids at school loved this series. It is easy enough for struggling readers and interesting enough that many of my stronger readers went through the whole series so really good for getting kids into sharing their books without making them feel like their reading skills (or lack thereof) were obvious. Christian focus is very gentle so good for all the families.

This book was one of the best we've read in the Imagination Station series. It was so incredibly good! My kiddos are fascinated by dragons and dinosaurs, and this definitely proved to hold their interest. Besides that, the historical undertones were enough to grow their steadily increasing love for history (makes a history loving mama proud!)

Good book, but the author veered from doing historical to legend. Otherwise, I enjoyed this very much. Patrick and Beth have traveled back in time to where there is a dragon. The legend is that the dragon was feeding on innocent blood, but it was found out it wasn't the dragon. What was it? You will need to read the book to find out!

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