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The Book That Proves Time Travel Happens

By Henry Clark (Hardcover Book, 2015)

This never-before-seen twist on time travel adventure explores the theme of accepting those who are different--and having the courage to join them. The moment Ambrose Brody steps into a fortune-teller's tent, he is whisked into a quest that spans millennia with his best friend, an enigmatic carnival girl, and an unusual family heirloom that drops them into the middle of the nineteenth century!

The year 1852 is a dangerous time for three non-white children, and they must work together to dodge slave-catchers and save ancestors from certain death--all while figuring out how to get back to the future. Fortunately, they have a guide in the helpful hints embedded in an ancient Chinese text called the I-Ching, which they interpret using Morse Code. But how can a three-thousand-year-old book be sending messages into the future through a code developed in the 1830s? Find out in this mind-bending, time-bending adventure!
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $17.00 US/$19.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316406178

    • On Sale Date: 04/14/2015

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book

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This never-before-seen twist on time travel adventure explores the theme of accepting those who are different--and having the courage to join them. The moment Ambrose Brody steps into a fortune-teller's tent, he is whisked into a quest that spans millennia with his best friend, an enigmatic carnival girl, and an unusual family heirloom that drops them into the middle of the nineteenth century!

The year 1852 is a dangerous time for three non-white children, and they must work together to dodge slave-catchers and save ancestors from certain death--all while figuring out how to get back to the future. Fortunately, they have a guide in the helpful hints embedded in an ancient Chinese text called the I-Ching, which they interpret using Morse Code. But how can a three-thousand-year-old book be sending messages into the future through a code developed in the 1830s? Find out in this mind-bending, time-bending adventure!

Henry Clark is the author of What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World. He has contributed articles to MAD magazine and published fiction in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, in addition to acting as the head phrenologist at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, a living-history museum in New York. He lives on Long Island.
  • Praise for What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World:
    A 2013 ABA Fall Picks New Voices Book
    A 2013 ABC Best Book for Children
    An Amazon Best Book of the Month
    An Amazon Hot New Releases in Children's Science Fiction Book
    A Junior Library Guild Selection
    A 2014-2015 Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Master List Title

  • "Clark's debut is refreshingly bonkers. It offers thinking kids humor that is neither afraid of the potty nor confined to it. Most of the characters (and some of the furniture) have their quirks, but there is a realism at the core that readers will respond to."
    (Kirkus Reviews).

  • "Fast paced and entertaining...an exciting, suspenseful adventure with many unexpected twists."
    (School Library Journal).

  • "The novel's swift pace create[s] unyielding suspense....for those destined to become Douglas Adams fans it will be hilarious and gripping."
    (Publishers Weekly).

  • "Will make budding science fiction fans feel like they've been welcomed into a circle of friends for this whirlwind adventure." (The Bulletin).

  • "The adventure and creativity propels one to continue the story." (Library Media Connection).

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $17.00 US/$19.00 CAN
  • Pages: 416
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316406178
  • On Sale Date: 04/14/2015