Thursday, October 18, 2012

Battle for Cannibal Island – Imagination Station 8


image The Imagination Station 8 – Battle for Cannibal Island
Written by Marianne Hering  and Wayne Thomas Batson
Published at Tyndale

About the book

It’s 1852 and cousins Patrick and Beth sail to Fiji on the HMS Calliope under the command of Captain James E. Home. They arrive at the islands to find that the Christian Fijians are at war with the non-Christian Fijians. Missionary James Calvert is trying to make peace and suggests that the captain allow peace negotiations on board the British vessel. Patrick and Beth learn about sacrificial living when they observe Calvert’s determination to live on Fiji despite the dangers and impoverished conditions and that he is willing to risk his life to live as Jesus would.

My Thoughts

Here’s another beautiful Juvenile Fiction from a wonderful series that I have learned to appreciate even though I am an adult.   The Imagination Station books are a series of fictional novel which bring two cousins on adventures through time.   In this specific book, the cousins travel to Fiji in the 1850s.   They arrive on a ship and are taken as stowaways.   But their adventure doesn’t end up there.  The ship is anchored next an island where cannibals live.  These natives will do everything to fight against God and its followers.    But one man is determine to stay in order to save all the Fijians.   His name is James Calvert.  Will the last chief refusing to accept God be saved?  You will have to read the book to see how it turns out.

As usual, I learned quite a bit while reading this book.   I have discovered who James Calvert was and what he did to help spread the Gospel in Fiji.    These books are entertaining for the eye but they also stir the imagination of the reader and will bring history to life.  Illustrations also accompany the text and the reader can also learn more about the cannibals and James Calvert at the end of the book.

Also, the reader will be challenged to resolve a secret word puzzle in order to get a prize on website.   The prize is one episode of Adventures in Odyssey but if your kids are like mine, you can’t get enough of these episodes.   We listen to them on our way to swimming lessons and when we come back from these lessons.    With two episodes per week, we go through our stack of episodes really quickly.  But it is always fun to have new episodes to listen with the kids.

If your child like the series Magic Tree House, he/she will enjoy The Imagination Station series has it is similar to it but with a Christian flair.   So far nine books are part of the series but I suspect that more will be available in the future as this series is gaining in popularity among homeschoolers everywhere.

Battle for Cannibal Island is available at your favourite bookstore, even and


Even available on Kindle.

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