Title: Imagine…The Giant’s Fall (Imagine #4)
Author: Matt Koceiech
Genre: Middle Grade Adventure/Time Travel
Length: 112 pages
Publishing Date: May 1, 2019
About the Book:
The Fourth Release in an Epic Bible Adventure Series for Kids
The last thing fifth-grader Wren Evans remembers (before the world as she knew it disappeared) is getting off the school bus to discover her house engulfed in flames. What happens next can’t be explained as Wren finds herself in a beautiful valley with a shepherd named David—in ancient Israel! Imagine. . .The Giant’s Fall is the fourth release in an exciting epic adventure series for kids ages 8 to 12 written by schoolteacher Matt Koceich. The Imagine series brings the Bible to life for today’s kids as they ponder what it would be like to live through a monumental biblical event.
Don’t miss Book 1 in the Imagine Series–The Great Flood. . .Book 2–The Ten Plagues. . .or Book 3–The Fall of Jericho!
As I said in my review for the third book in this series, If you’re looking for a book with more biblical accuracy this isn’t one I’d recommend, but if you’re looking for Adventure within the Christian genre I believe kids would enjoy this.
One thing that I like about this series is that the gender of the main characters fluctuates, making this a series that would appeal to both boys and girls. There is plenty of action and adventure to keep them turning the pages. At just over 100 pages, it’s not a very long book, and I would compare the reading level to the Magic Treehouse books that are popular in the targeted age group.
Personally I would have preferred to see less interference from Wren into the original biblical events. It’s a powerful enough story in itself that to see it before her eyes would have been an incredible sight to see. In my opinion her role was overplayed to the point that it took away from the original truth.
Do I believe kids would enjoy this story? Yes. Do I consider it a better alternative to many of the books they currently have at their disposal? Absolutely. Is it biblically accurate? No. Is it a fun story? Yes. Is it my favorite? No.
*I received a copy of this book through NetGalley. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.