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Something frightening is happening with time.

One moment, a time tornado rages through the streets of London, and those caught up in its path vanish without a trace. The next moment a woolly mammoth is seen lumbering along the banks of the River Thames. At the center of these bizarre time warps is a house called Tanglewreck, which is home to eleven-year-old Silver, her bony and bad-tempered aunt, Mrs. Rokabye, and a mysterious clock known as the Timekeeper. Silver doesn't understand exactly what the Timekeeper does, but when two sinister figures come looking for it, she knows instinctively that she must guard it with her life.

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Something frightening is happening with time. One moment, a time tornado rages through the streets of London, and those caught up in its path vanish without a trace. The next moment a woolly mammoth is seen lumbering along the banks of the River Thames. At the center of these bizarre time warps is a house called Tanglewreck, which is home to eleven-year-old Silver, her bony and bad-tempered aunt, Mrs Rokabye, and a mysterious clock known as the Timekeeper. Silver doesn't understand exactly what the Timekeeper does, but when two sinister figures come looking for it, she knows instinctively that she must guard it with her life.

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Acclaimed, award-winning author Winterson ("The King of Capri") delivers a sophisticated, gothic tale about an 11-year-old girl who discovers that her house, called Tanglewreck, is somehow at the center of mysterious time warps.

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Winterson's honors include the Whitbread Award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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crowyhead, February 4, 2008 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This children's fantasy started out strong, but peters out a bit in the end. The basic idea is that all over the world, people are being caught up in "time storms" that sweep them out of their appropriate time and scatter them through time and space. Somehow connected to these time warps is a rambling old house called Tanglewreck, where an young girl named Silver lives with her malicious old aunt, Mrs. Rockaby.

There are some really fantastically witty elements to this book, my favorite possibly being Mrs. Rockaby's unusual accomplice in evil, a large malevolent rabbit named Bigamist. Unfortunately, by the end of the book, all of the plotlines are in a somewhat incomprehensible tangle. I don't know if Winterson intends to write a sequel; the book certainly leaves things open for one, and that could help straighten some of the plot elements out. Overall, though, I can only recommend this with reservations, and I don't think it works particularly well for the age group it's intended for.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781582349190
Author:
Winterson, Jeanette
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Time travel
Subject:
Time
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Publication Date:
20060731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
250
Dimensions:
8.03 x 5.41 x 1.41 in
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by ,
Something frightening is happening with time. One moment, a time tornado rages through the streets of London, and those caught up in its path vanish without a trace. The next moment a woolly mammoth is seen lumbering along the banks of the River Thames. At the center of these bizarre time warps is a house called Tanglewreck, which is home to eleven-year-old Silver, her bony and bad-tempered aunt, Mrs Rokabye, and a mysterious clock known as the Timekeeper. Silver doesn't understand exactly what the Timekeeper does, but when two sinister figures come looking for it, she knows instinctively that she must guard it with her life.

"Synopsis" by , Acclaimed, award-winning author Winterson ("The King of Capri") delivers a sophisticated, gothic tale about an 11-year-old girl who discovers that her house, called Tanglewreck, is somehow at the center of mysterious time warps.
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