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andlt;Bandgt;South Central andlt;BRandgt; Los Angeles, 2010andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Fourteen-year-old Langston Davis's best friend, Neely, has been shot and killed in a gang fight. Langston wishes that he could turn back the clock. But he knows you can't change history. andlt;Iandgt;Or can you?andlt;/Iandgt; andlt;BRandgt; When his science teacher invents a century-hopping time machine, Langston knows exactly what he must do: go back in time to stop the invention of gunpowder...which will prevent the invention of guns...which will stop Neely from getting killed. andlt;BRandgt; Hijacking the time machine, Langston leaves a holographic "twin" of himself at home and bounces back to Oxford, England, in 1278, where he's in a race against time to stop the scientific "wizard" Professor Roger Bacon from sharing his new invention — the Western world's first form of gunpowder. When Dr. Bacon is kidnapped by his archenemy, it's up to Langston and his new friend, Niles, to try to rescue him and destroy the formula for gunpowder. But is changing history really saving the world? Or is it just standing in the way of progress? Can Langston accomplish his mission and bring Neely back to life before he gets stuck in the thirteenth century forever? No matter how you look at it, it's going to be one heck of a ride through the dangereous hairpin turns of history and back to the future again!

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South Central

Los Angeles, 2010

Fourteen-year-old Langston Davis's best friend, Neely, has been shot and killed in a gang fight. Langston wishes that he could turn back the clock. But he knows you can't change history. Or can you?

When his science teacher invents a century-hopping time machine, Langston knows exactly what he must do: go back in time to stop the invention of gunpowder...which will prevent the invention of guns...which will stop Neely from getting killed.

Hijacking the time machine, Langston leaves a holographic "twin" of himself at home and bounces back to Oxford, England, in 1278, where he's in a race against time to stop the scientific "wizard" Professor Roger Bacon from sharing his new invention — the Western world's first form of gunpowder. When Dr. Bacon is kidnapped by his archenemy, it's up to Langston and his new friend, Niles, to try to rescue him and destroy the formula for gunpowder. But is changing history really saving the world? Or is it just standing in the way of progress? Can Langston accomplish his mission and bring Neely back to life before he gets stuck in the thirteenth century forever? No matter how you look at it, it's going to be one heck of a ride through the dangereous hairpin turns of history and back to the future again!

Synopsis:

Hijacking his teacher's time machine, Langston sends a holographic image of himself back in time, hoping to prevent the invention of gunpowder because his best friend has been shot and killed.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Staton Rabinandlt;/Bandgt; has a B.F.A. in film from New York University. In addition to writing for children, she is a screenwriter; a popular speaker about the art, craft, and business of writing for film; and a veteran story analyst for andlt;Iandgt;Scr(i)ptandlt;/Iandgt; magazine, screenwriters, and producers. Staton Rabin lives in Irvington, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689868764
Author:
Rabin, Staton
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Historical - Other
Subject:
Social Situations - Violence
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Grief
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Los angeles (calif.)
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
October 2005
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c jacket
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 11.9 oz
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 256 pages Margaret K. McElderry Books - English 9780689868764 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , South Central

Los Angeles, 2010

Fourteen-year-old Langston Davis's best friend, Neely, has been shot and killed in a gang fight. Langston wishes that he could turn back the clock. But he knows you can't change history. Or can you?

When his science teacher invents a century-hopping time machine, Langston knows exactly what he must do: go back in time to stop the invention of gunpowder...which will prevent the invention of guns...which will stop Neely from getting killed.

Hijacking the time machine, Langston leaves a holographic "twin" of himself at home and bounces back to Oxford, England, in 1278, where he's in a race against time to stop the scientific "wizard" Professor Roger Bacon from sharing his new invention — the Western world's first form of gunpowder. When Dr. Bacon is kidnapped by his archenemy, it's up to Langston and his new friend, Niles, to try to rescue him and destroy the formula for gunpowder. But is changing history really saving the world? Or is it just standing in the way of progress? Can Langston accomplish his mission and bring Neely back to life before he gets stuck in the thirteenth century forever? No matter how you look at it, it's going to be one heck of a ride through the dangereous hairpin turns of history and back to the future again!

"Synopsis" by , Hijacking his teacher's time machine, Langston sends a holographic image of himself back in time, hoping to prevent the invention of gunpowder because his best friend has been shot and killed.
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