Problems in Plymouth is the 6th book in the Imagination Station series. Patrick and Beth find themselves searching for Hugh in the year 1621 near Plymouth Rock. They encounter Indians (Native Americans) as well as the infamous Squanto. The even get to experience the First Thanksgiving.
Another fun walk through history with small details about life in 1621. The children experience time in a teepee, muskets, Indians' bows and arrows, and the real story of what life was like for the Pilgrims when they first came to America. I enjoyed the little details and tidbits woven into this fictional story. A fun read for any age.
My young girls love the Imagination Station series. This was a fun one about Thanksgiving. It talks about some of the real characters who were involved in the first Thanksgiving. It is a good starting point for a good conversation about the first Thanksgiving. It took me an hour to read this aloud so it is a good kid length.
We read this book during Thanksgiving last year and I highly recommend doing that! It's number 6 in the series but it doesn't need to be read in order, by any means. While there are some twists, there are many true historical characters in the book. During the same week, we listen to Focus on the Family's radio theater version of "Squanto" and it was the perfect compliment. The Thanksgiving message here is clear, though perhaps a bit watered down. Still, it's perfect for kids who are around the 1st-3rd grade age ranges. There's excitement between the pages, and my kids were drawn into the story as was I. It whet our appetites to dig deeper into more of real Thanksgiving history. Highly recommend!
I continue to love this series! It offers younger readers an interesting look at history in a way that parents can feel good about. I love the way Hering and Younger combine real and fictional characters to bring history to life.
In this book, Patrick and Beth visit Plymouth and readers gain knowledge of the Mayflower, as well as well-known pilgrims. The illustrations add to the prose and the chapters are short enough to hold the attention of even young readers during a read aloud time.
This series continues to deliver a positive alternative to the Magic Tree House series, which I love. I have yet to read any of these books that I haven't enjoyed. On a side note, although this is a series of books, they do not need to be read in order. Each one stands alone.