Madman in Manhattan

Madman in Manhattan

Marianne Hering

Christian / Historical / Historical Fiction

The adventure continues as Patrick and Beth end up in New York City in 1928 as inventor Nikola Tesla is embroiled in a patent conflict with fellow inventor Thomas Edison.When they step into the Imagination Station, kids experience an unforgettable journey filled with action-packed adventure to inspire their imaginations. With each book, they're whisked away with cousins Patrick and Beth to embark on a new journey around the world and back in time. This easy-to-read adventure, number 21 in the series, is the latest in the long-running successful series that has sold over 750,000 books.
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Hunt for the Devil's Dragon

Hunt for the Devil's Dragon

Marianne Hering

Christian / Historical / Historical Fiction

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.
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In Fear of the Spear

In Fear of the Spear

Marianne Hering

Christian / Historical / Historical Fiction

Patrick and Beth have escaped from volcano lava only to be separated again, and no one knows exactly where Beth has gone. Eugene and Patrick frantically try to fix the Imagination Station so they can find Beth, who unbeknownst to them has landed in the Amazon jungle. Will Patrick find Beth? Will Eugene be able to fix the broken Imagination Station? What will happen to the strange man with the spear in his side? Find out in the latest Imagination Station adventure!
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Doomsday in Pompeii

Doomsday in Pompeii

Marianne Hering

Christian / Historical / Historical Fiction

It's the hottest adventure yet! When Patrick takes a trip alone in the Imagination Station for science project research, things get a little explosive. First, his cousin Beth gets angry that she was left behind. Second, Eugene Meltsner sees red when he realizes that Patrick went to Pompeii in 79 A.D. a day before Mount Vesuvius erupts! It doesn't help that the Imagination Station is on the blink and Whit has gone missing.As Beth and Eugene frantically try to find a way fix the machine, Patrick learns a few things about volcanoes: it's not the lava that comes first, it's poisonous gas.Will Eugene be able to reprogram the Imagination Station and send Beth to help Patrick? And what will happen to Patrick's new friends—a preacher, a looter, and a stray dog? Find out in the next adventure, Doomsday in Pompeii!
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Trouble on the Orphan Train

Trouble on the Orphan Train

Marianne Hering

Christian / Historical / Historical Fiction

When they step into the Imagination Station, kids experience an unforgettable journey filled with action-packed adventure. With each book, they're whisked away with cousins Patrick and Beth to embark on a new journey around the world and back in time.This easy-to-read adventure is number 18 in the successful series that has now sold over 450,000 books in the series. Patrick and Beth arrive on an orphan train, heading west. They befriend an orphan who is falsely accused of being part of a train robbery. No one will adopt the child. Patrick and Beth stay with their new friend until the end of the line. All the while, they search for Eugene, who is missing somewhere in time.
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Inferno in Tokyo

Inferno in Tokyo

Marianne Hering

Christian / Historical / Historical Fiction

The Imagination Station has been malfunctioning for several adventures now, handing out the wrong gifts and traveling unexpected paths. Patrick and Beth must use their courage, strength, and resilience to help others and survive dangers as they travel through time and space and get caught up in the 1923 earthquake, tsunami, and fire that devastated Tokyo, Japan.When kids step into the Imagination Station, they experience an unforgettable journey filled with action-packed adventure and excitement. Each book will whisk the reader away on the adventure with cousins Patrick and Beth to embark on a new journey around the world and back in time. This easy-to-read adventure, number 20 in the series, is the latest in the long-running successful series that has sold over 750,000 books.
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Challenge on the Hill of Fire

Challenge on the Hill of Fire

Marianne Hering

Christian / Historical / Historical Fiction

Kidnapped by Celtic Druids in 433, Patrick and Beth are headed to certain death when followers of a former Irish Slave (Saint Patrick, called Patritius in this book) save them. The cousins find themselves in the midst of a power struggle between Ireland's King Logaire, Patritius, and the leader of the Druids, Lochru. A spiritual showdown begins on the Hill of Slane when Patritius builds a fire, challenging the King's authority. Will Patritius prove to the king that the God of the Bible is the true God? Or will the king take sides with the Druids? The Emerald Isle holds many tales and legends, but this story of truth and standing strong for God is not one to be missed.
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Surprise at Yorktown

Surprise at Yorktown

Marianne Hering

Christian / Historical / Historical Fiction

Travel two centuries back in time to the final battle of the American Revolution at Yorktown, Virginia. Cousins Patrick and Beth sneak through trenches and race across battlefields to warn General George Washington about a dangerous spy. The spy is stealing his secret plans and giving them to the British. Cannons roar and the ground shakes as the struggle reaches a climax. Washington's ragtag soldiers are up against the most powerful army in the world. Will Patrick and Beth witness the American Revolution come to an end? Or will they be caught in a dangerous trap they can't escape?
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Captured on the High Seas

Captured on the High Seas

Marianne Hering

Christian / Historical / Historical Fiction

British warships battle with American privateers in this high sea adventure. Cousins Patrick and Beth have landed on the Royal Louis in the middle of the Revolutionary War. Cannonballs fly and swords slash. They're captured! Now they face even more dangers. Will their new friend James Forten be sold by the British into the West Indies slave trade? Or will they all be sentenced to the overcrowded prison ship floating near shore where scores of prisoners die from filth and disease? Patrick and Beth help plan a daring escape as they witness firsthand the deeds of brave heroes who fought to make America the land of the free.
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Battle for Cannibal Island

Battle for Cannibal Island

Marianne Hering

Christian / Historical / Historical Fiction

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.
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Problems in Plymouth

Problems in Plymouth

Marianne Hering

Christian / Historical / Historical Fiction

The Imagination Station Adventures continue! Patrick and Beth's next adventure leads them to Plymouth Plantation in 1621. There they meet William Bradford, Miles Standish, and Chief Massasoit, who are trying to establish peace between the Pilgrims and the Indians. Things are anything but peaceful, however, when a musket is stolen and the Pilgrims conclude the Indians are planning war. Only Patrick and Beth know who the real thief is—the traitor Hugh—and it's up to the cousins to find him and stop him from causing trouble. When the cousins hear a gunshot during the first Thanksgiving feast, their worst fears are realized. They rush to the Mayflower and try to set right history, even as Hugh desperately tries to change it.
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Secret of the Prince's Tomb

Secret of the Prince's Tomb

Marianne Hering

Christian / Historical / Historical Fiction

Cousins Patrick and Beth accidentally push the Imagination Station's red button. They land in Egypt, where they befriend two children who are second cousins: a boy named Gilead and a girl named Sherah. The family is in turmoil because Gilead and Sherah's great-grandfather has just died. Their grandfathers are arguing over who gets control of the family palace. Patrick and Beth witness the grand Egyptian burial, help Gilead and Sherah learn to get along better, and explore the city of Aramis with its ancient wonders and Egyptian customs. All the while Patrick and Beth are trying to figure out how to get back to Whit's End. As they are leaving Egypt, they realize that the funeral they attended was for the biblical Joseph.
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Escape to the Hiding Place

Escape to the Hiding Place

Marianne Hering

Christian / Historical / Historical Fiction

Patrick and Beth arrive in World War II Holland in the farm country. They must smuggle a baby (by bicycle) into the capable hands of Corrie ten Boom at her home in Haarlem. Along the way they hide from Nazi soliders, meet a Russian surgeon forced into service by the Germans, and encourage two Jewish children who haven't been outside in over three years. The children learn to appreciate the bravery and sacrifice of everyday people who helped the Jews.
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Showdown with the Shepherd

Showdown with the Shepherd

Marianne Hering

Christian / Historical / Historical Fiction

The key to adventure lies within your imagination! Cousins Patrick and Beth go to the Holy Land in the tenth century BC. Their goal is to get back the ring Hugh stole and return him to 1450s England where he belongs. But troubles await them as soon as they step out of the Imagination Station. First they meet an angry bear and later an angry giant. Set against the backdrop of the David and Goliath story, the cousins learn that having a giant faith is more important than having a giant on your side.
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Light in the Lions' Den

Light in the Lions' Den

Marianne Hering

Christian / Historical / Historical Fiction

When they step into the Imagination Station, kids experience an unforgettable journey filled with action-packed adventure. With each book, readers are whisked away with cousins Patrick and Beth to embark on a new journey around the world and back in time.This easy-to-read adventure is number 19 in the successful series that has now sold over 500,000 books. The Imagination Station has been acting wonky for several adventures now, handing out the wrong gifts and traveling unexpected paths. Patrick and Beth must call upon their courage, strength, and resilience in order to help others and survive real dangers that threaten them as they travel through time and space to encounter the prophet Daniel and the deadly lions' den.
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