At the end of the third book in The Imagination Station series of easy readers ' Peril in the Palace - Beth and Patrick found themselves NOT back at Whit's End, but instead in a dark cave! As readers will soon discover ' there is a reason for this unusual journey. Beth and Patrick find themselves in England during the war of the roses.
Dropped into the thick of they mystery concerning Albert, the treasures they have been collecting, and Lord Darkthorn, Beth and Patrick find themselves in the midst of a plot to frame Albert. Thankfully they discover some friends during this time period who have been working from their time to set things aright as well.
In Revenge of the Red Knight young readers will finally be rewarded with the answers to some of the questions that have been driving the series to date. This is a great stopping-off spot for the series because a few things are wrapped up here, but the series will continue as one of the antagonists (bad-guys) is still at large. This was my oldest daughter's favorite book in the series ' knights, castles, jousting, what's not to love?
Rated with a Flesch-Kincaid grade level of 2.1, this chapter book is filled with as much adventure and smooth reading as the rest of the series. My children were ' as always- delighted, and my five-year-old put aside all other read alouds in favor of Revenge of the Red Knight when it was her turn to choose. The virtues of loyalty, honesty, and faithfulness are showcased in this book in contrast to the deceitful trickery of the character who has emerged as the main antagonist of the series (he was previously unknown).
If you have emerging readers I highly recommend this series of engaging historical fiction titles to your family. They really ignite a love for the written word and are simple enough to encourage rather than discourage early reading efforts.
I received a physical copy of this title in exchange for this review. All opinions are genuine and entirely my own.
on June 4, 2011
Beth and Patrick are really in a fix this time. They have no idea how they got to where they are, and the dangers awaiting them are perilous. Can they solve the mystery of the missing artifacts before the new moon, or will they be sent to the terrible tower just like Albert? This adventure will keep young readers on the edge of their seats, turning the pages to find out what is going to happen.
I highly recommend this book to young readers and their parents.
(I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review.)