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ISBN13: 9780525479222
ISBN10: 0525479228
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Praise for Chronal Engine: 
 
“Think Survivor and Robinson Crusoe, with a helping of Jurassic Park and a seasoning of The Time Machine.” —School Library Journal  
  
“This is exactly the book young dino fans would write themselves.” —Booklist  
  
In this time-travel dinosaur adventure, Max Pierson-Takahashi and his friend Petra return to the days of the dinosaurs, where they must survive attacks from mosasaurs, tyrannosaurs, and other deadly creatures, including a vengeful, pistol-toting girl from the 1920s. The fast pace, mind-bending time twists, and Greg Leitch Smith’s light, humorous touch make this an exciting, fun choice for readers looking for adventure and nonstop action. 
 

Review:

"Reisman's fast-paced, cinematic first novel, already optioned by Universal Studios, transcends its Spiderwickian premise to move in a different direction: it makes scientific concepts interesting and accessible. Like Newton's apple, a secret book — which contains so much power that it could become 'the most dangerous thing in existence' — falls from above and hits the Everyboy protagonist, 11-year-old Simon Bloom from New Jersey, smack on the head. Titled the Teacher's Edition of Physics, it teachers Simon how to turn himself into an 11-year-old superhero. As he tells his friends, the super-cool Alysha and tiny, cowardly Owen, 'This Book tells me how science really works.... It only looks like magic if you don't understand.' Using one of the book's formulas, he takes away Alysha's body's kinetic friction, and she slips and slides over dry forest leaves.The kids' personalities evolve as the book progresses, although the villains (they try to capture the book) are flat, stock characters. The narrator is British — 'all the best Narrators are from Great Britain' — and members of an Order of Physics receive silly names, such as Ralfagon Wintrofline and Mermon Veenie. These mannerisms, by now familiar in novels for this target group, function almost as a kind of shorthand: kids who like ironic narration will like this title, too. Ages 9-up. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

A time-travel thrill ride through the dinosaur-filled Cretaceous Era and a fast-paced companion to Chronal Engine.

Synopsis:

Sixth-grader Simon Bloom can?t believe his luck when he finds a book that enables him to control the laws of physics. By simply reciting the formulas it contains, he can cancel gravity to fly around his bedroom, or decrease friction so he can slide down the street as if he were on Rollerblades. When two thugs with evil intentions come after Simon, he must use the formulas to save himself and the book from falling into their hands. This funny, fast, and imaginative novel from first-time author Michael Reisman will appeal to fans of both fantasy and action-adventure.

About the Author

Michael Reisman lives in Los Angeles, California. This is his first novel.

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Jen N, November 2, 2010 (view all comments by Jen N)
My 10-year-old son loves this book! He has checked it out at the library over and over so he can read it over and over. I'm finally buying him his own copy. It is a fun sci-fi/fantasy book. Good for boys or girls.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780525479222
Author:
Reisman, Michael
Publisher:
Clarion Books
Author:
Leitich Smith, Greg
Author:
Smith, Greg Leitich
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20151110
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
09-17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Reisman's fast-paced, cinematic first novel, already optioned by Universal Studios, transcends its Spiderwickian premise to move in a different direction: it makes scientific concepts interesting and accessible. Like Newton's apple, a secret book — which contains so much power that it could become 'the most dangerous thing in existence' — falls from above and hits the Everyboy protagonist, 11-year-old Simon Bloom from New Jersey, smack on the head. Titled the Teacher's Edition of Physics, it teachers Simon how to turn himself into an 11-year-old superhero. As he tells his friends, the super-cool Alysha and tiny, cowardly Owen, 'This Book tells me how science really works.... It only looks like magic if you don't understand.' Using one of the book's formulas, he takes away Alysha's body's kinetic friction, and she slips and slides over dry forest leaves.The kids' personalities evolve as the book progresses, although the villains (they try to capture the book) are flat, stock characters. The narrator is British — 'all the best Narrators are from Great Britain' — and members of an Order of Physics receive silly names, such as Ralfagon Wintrofline and Mermon Veenie. These mannerisms, by now familiar in novels for this target group, function almost as a kind of shorthand: kids who like ironic narration will like this title, too. Ages 9-up. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
A time-travel thrill ride through the dinosaur-filled Cretaceous Era and a fast-paced companion to Chronal Engine.
"Synopsis" by ,
Sixth-grader Simon Bloom can?t believe his luck when he finds a book that enables him to control the laws of physics. By simply reciting the formulas it contains, he can cancel gravity to fly around his bedroom, or decrease friction so he can slide down the street as if he were on Rollerblades. When two thugs with evil intentions come after Simon, he must use the formulas to save himself and the book from falling into their hands. This funny, fast, and imaginative novel from first-time author Michael Reisman will appeal to fans of both fantasy and action-adventure.

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