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Gideon the Cutpurse (Gideon)

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Publisher Comments:

THE FUTURE OF HISTORY RESTS IN HIS HANDS

The year is 1763. Gideon Seymour, cutpurse and gentleman, hides in dense underbrush from the villainous Tar Man. Suddenly the sky peels away like fabric and from the gaping hole fall two curious-looking children. Peter Schock and Kate Dyer have fallen straight from the twenty-first century, thanks to an experiment Kate's father was running with an antigravity machine. Before Gideon and the children have a chance to gather their wits, the Tar Man has taken off with the machine and Kate and Peter's only chance of getting home. Soon Gideon, Kate, and Peter are swept into a journey through eighteenth-century London, over the routes of notorious highwaymen, and even into King George's palace and form a bond that, they hope, will stand strong in the face of unfathomable treachery.

Historical detail comes alive as debut author Linda Buckley-Archer weaves the eighteenth-century trials of Gideon, Kate, and Peter with the modern-day worries of their parents and the wily investigator trying to piece together the children's disappearance. A time-travel tale in the tradition of Mark Twain with a touch of Back to the Future, the first audiobook of the Gideon trilogy introduces listeners to a modern genre all its own.

Review:

"Doyle, a Shakespearean actor, brings something of his classical training to his reading of Buckley-Archer's historical novel. His steely authority is tempered, however, with a touch of Cockney cheek, alternating moments of Queen's-English rigor with colorful manglings of pronunciation and linguistic stress. Doyle is not above resorting to sound effects, either, providing the hideous screams of protagonist Peter Schock after the boy suffers a shocking surprise. The surprise is that Peter and his friend Kate have been transported via a misbegotten scientific experiment from the 18th to the 21st century, and the duo spends the rest of the story trying to figure out how they got there and how to return home. Doyle alternates between a deep, steady announcer's voice for the tale's narration, and a tangier, livelier series of voices for the dialogue. While he may sound more secure with the former, it is the latter that gives this audiobook its verve. Ages 10-up. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Linda Buckley-Archer, a scriptwriter and journalist, began writing Gideon as a radio drama. As she read Gideon aloud to her children and they refused to let her stop for supper, she began to see its potential as a novel. She lives in London with her husband and two children.

Table of Contents

Contents

To the Reader

1. The Birthday Treat

In which Peter looks forward to his birthday treat and subsequently argues with his father

2. Peter Misses an Important Telephone Call

In which Peter makes the acquaintance of the Dyer family and a hair-raising encounter with a Van de Graaff generator triggers an extraordinary chain of events

3. The Three-Cornered Hat

In which Peter finds himself in a puzzling and precarious predicament

4. The Howl of a Wolf

In which the police and Kate come to some conclusions about their predicament and the children spend the night in a birch wood

5. A Breakfast of Grilled Trout

In which Peter goes fishing and Kate gives her companion a fright

6. Lost in Time

In which Peter and Kate discover that their troubles have only just begun

7. The Hospitality of the Honorable Mrs. Byng

In which Peter and Kate make the acquaintance of the Byng family and Peter demonstrates his soccer skills

8. The Tar Man's Tale

In which Peter and Kate plant a cedar of Lebanon and Gideon tells the story of the Tar Man

9. The Journey Begins

In which the redoubtable Parson Ledbury insults Gideon and the company sets off for London

10. Attack!

In which Dr. Dyer meets the NASA scientists and the travelers make an unwelcome acquaintance

11. Lord Luxon's Tragedy

In which Detective Inspector Wheeler's suspicions are aroused and Gideon recounts how he met Lord Luxon

12. A Parliament of Rooks

In which Detective Inspector Wheeler is perturbed by a photograph, Kate talks to a famous scientist, and Peter sees something very shocking

13. Pandora's Box

In which Dr. Pirretti shows her true colors and Gideon tells the story of his namesake

14. Gideon's Strategem

In which the parson preaches a curious sermon and the party shows their bottom

15. A Pact Made in Blood

In which Inspector Wheeler goes on the warpath, Peter and Kate make a solemn promise, and London exposes some of its attractions and its dangers

16. Two Covent Gardens

In which the children finally make the acquaintance of the Tar Man at the Black Lion Tavern and then disrupt a juggler's street show

17. Queen Charlotte's Promise

In which Inspector Wheeler's exchange with Dr. Pirretti takes an unexpected turn, George III lays his hands on Jack, and Kate resorts to desperate measures

18. Into the Net

In which the children answer some difficult questions and Gideon walks into Lord Luxon's net

19. A Race Against Time

In which the parson insults some macaronies and displays his knowledge of horseflesh, and Gideon rides against the Tar Man

20. Newgate

In which Gideon languishes in Newgate prison, the children meet a famous author, and a chance meeting leaves Kate overjoyed

21. The Straw Men

In which Dr. Dyer explains the disappearance of the antigravity machine, and Gideon's situation goes from bad to worse

22. Tyburn

In which the party gathers at Tyburn, the Tar Man makes an unexpected appearance, and this story comes to an end

Author's Note

Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743555586
Subtitle:
Being the First Part of the Gideon Trilogy
Author:
Buckley Archer, Linda
Read by:
Doyle, Gerard
Read:
TBA
Read:
Doyle, Gerard
Author:
TBA
Author:
Buckley-Archer, Linda
Author:
Doyle, Gerard
Author:
Buckley-Archer, Linda
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Time travel
Copyright:
Edition Number:
revised
Edition Description:
Audio
Series:
Gideon
Publication Date:
July 2006
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.96x5.16x1.25 in. .62 lbs.
Media Run Time:
690
Age Level:
10-10

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Doyle, a Shakespearean actor, brings something of his classical training to his reading of Buckley-Archer's historical novel. His steely authority is tempered, however, with a touch of Cockney cheek, alternating moments of Queen's-English rigor with colorful manglings of pronunciation and linguistic stress. Doyle is not above resorting to sound effects, either, providing the hideous screams of protagonist Peter Schock after the boy suffers a shocking surprise. The surprise is that Peter and his friend Kate have been transported via a misbegotten scientific experiment from the 18th to the 21st century, and the duo spends the rest of the story trying to figure out how they got there and how to return home. Doyle alternates between a deep, steady announcer's voice for the tale's narration, and a tangier, livelier series of voices for the dialogue. While he may sound more secure with the former, it is the latter that gives this audiobook its verve. Ages 10-up. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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