Synopses & Reviews
Time is Running Out For Charlie Bone!
Charlie hopes that the new term at Bloor's Academy will hold no nasty surprises. But then Harry Yewbeam appears, twisted through time from the icy winter of 1916.
With the scheming Yewbeam aunts on the prowl, and the Bloors out to catch him, Henry will need Charlie's help just to stay alive. Bloor's Academy can be a very dangerous place...
"[A] breezy read....Sadly, there are plot elements that seem to come totally out of the blue or that just don't make sense....[A] likable character to whom kids will turn...after they've finished the latest Harry Potter for the fifth time." School Library Journal
"Nimmo's world is...darker than Rowling's (so far, at least), with the line between good guys and bad not as well defined. Still, Potterphiles, and many Snicketteers too, will find the territory comfortably familiar." John Peters, Booklist
January 1916: Henry Yewbeam and his younger brother, James, have been sent to stay with their cousins at the Bloor's Academy. It is one of the coldest days of the year, and all Henry wants to do is hide from his mean cousins and play marbles. He finds a nice, long hall and begins to roll his marbles. Then he discovers a marble that doesn't look familiar to him. Suddenly a series of strange events takes place. Henry begins to disappear. He quickly scribbles on the floor Give The Marble To James, and then he vanishes from the year 1916.
Time Twister is the second book in the Children of the Red King series by award-winning author Jenny Nimmo. While playing a game of marbles, Charlie finds a marble he doesn't recognize and suddenly begins vanishing from the year 1916.
About the Author
Jenny Nimmo is the author of the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling Children of the Red King series as well as GRIFFIN'S CASTLE, THE DRAGON'S CHILD, and the award-winning Magician Trilogy, all published by Orchard Books. Several of her books have been awarded and shortlisted for the Smarties Prize, the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Award, and the WH Smith Mind-Boggling Books Award. She lives with her husband in an old mill in Wales.