Synopses & Reviews
When Max, Kyle, and Emma are sent to live with their grandfather, they think their summer is ruined. But after Emma is kidnapped at the exact time that her grandfather predicted, Max and Kyle are forced to believe his story about the time machine in the basement.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; To save Emma, Max, Kyle, and their new friend Petra must take the trip of a lifetime and#8212; to the Cretaceous period. Soon they find themselves dodging killer insects, velociraptors, and the terrifying T. rex. Can theseand#160;three contemporary teens hunt down a kidnapper, forage for food, and survive long enough to return home?
[The time warp trioÆs] tongue-in-cheek humor makes for laugh-out-loud reading. School Library Journal, starred review
"The short length, breathless pace, and graphic-novel-esque, full-page illustrations might make this one appealing to reluctant readers."--School Library Journal "There's peril aplenty, but Smith keeps the tone light and easy, making this accessible to younger readers averse to anything truly scary."--Bulletin
?I cannot tell a lie,? said general george washington. ?the time warp trio helped me cross the Delaware river and surprise the enemy troops.? so how did Christmas eve in the twenty-first century turn into Christmas Day in 1776? well, it was sort of an accident. And for once, it wasn?t Joe?s, sam?s, and Fred?s fault! Can American history survive the time warp trio? you?ll just have to ask sam?s time-warping great-granddaughter samantha . . . and her leaky cat.
Sam, Fred, Joe, and Joes great-granddaughter Jodie once again find themselves in a heart-pounding escapade in the middle of Christmas night, 1776, as colonial troops led by George Washington defeat the British. Illustrations.
This uniquely illustrated, middle grade time-travel adventure has siblings Max, Kyle, and Emma travelling back in time to the Cretaceous era. A mix of Manga and American comics by artist Blake Henry give this action-packed tale a distinctive look.
About the Author
Multiple award-winning author Jon Scieszka grew up in Flint, Michigan, the second oldest and the nicest of six boys. Jon went to school at Culver Military Academy in Indiana where he was a Lieutenant; Albion College in Michigan where he studied to be a doctor; and Columbia University in New York, where he received an M.F.A. in fiction. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years in a variety of positions. He is the author of many books for children including the New York Times Best Illustrated Book The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (illustrated by Lane Smith), the Caldecott Honor book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (illustrated by Lane Smith), and Math Curse (illustrated by Lane Smith). In addition to his work as an author, Jon also runs a web-based literacy program called Guys Read” that is designed to encourage boys, particularly reluctant readers, to get involved with books. In 2008, Jon was named the countrys first National Ambassador for Young Peoples Literature, a joint effort of the Library of Congress and the Childrens Book Council. During his two-year role as Ambassador, he acted as a spokesperson for childrens literature, speaking to groups of parents, teachers, and children to encourage the importance of reading. You can visit Jon online at www.jsworldwide.com.