This book is interesting to younger readers and teaches readers, young and old, interesting historical facts about Emperor Honorius, Telemachus, and the colosseum in Rome. Although older readers may become a tad bored with the short sentences, this book will be widely enjoyed by younger readers. Overall I give it a 4 out of 5 stars. Thank you Tyndale for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book to review.
Apr 8, 2011
In the second Imagination Station book for ages 7 and up, Attack at the Arena, cousins Patrick and Beth travel to ancient Rome. At the Roman Colosseum, Emperor Honorius is hosting a gladiator battle in celebration of a war victory. Beth attends the event as the emperor’s slave; Patrick attends as a monk’s apprentice but is taken prisoner and sent to fight in the arena. During their adventure, the cousins meet Telemachus (a true historical figure), a monk who believes that fighting is wrong. Telemachus is willing to risk everything—even his life—to stop the killing.