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The Trouble with Time Travel
By (author): Stephen W. Martin Illustrated by: Cornelia Li
9781771473323 Hardcover, Dust jacket English Juvenile: Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (CAN) from K - 5, Grade (US) from K - 5 JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction / Time Travel Oct 15, 2019
$18.95 CAD
Active 8.5 x 10 x 0.31 in | 356 gr 24 pages Full colour illustrations throughout Owlkids Books Owlkids
A Junior Library Guild Selection 2019, Commended
Rosie Revere, Engineer meets Back to the Future with a dash of The Most Magnificent Thing

Max and her dog, Boomer, are in trouble. Big trouble. Max has accidentally smashed an heirloom vase: the only treasure her great-great-great-great-great-great-grandma managed to save when her houseboat sank 234 years ago. Max can come clean—or, she can build a time machine! If she travels to the past and smashes the vase then, there will be nothing for her to break in the future. Brilliant!

In the time machine—surprisingly easy to construct—Max and Boomer bump around to the past and the future, tangle the string of time, and crash into the ancestral houseboat, promptly sinking it. And in the past, the vase remains intact. Disheartened, Max and Boomer return to the moment just before their adventure began, to warn themselves NOT to build a time machine. Duly warned, Max tosses a Frisbee for Boomer, directly in the direction of the vase…

Joyful and uproarious, this is a one-of-a-kind circular tale that plays on the perils of time travel.

STEPHEN W. MARTIN is the author of Robot Smash!, Charlotte and the Rock and Stewart’s Best Pen. He has also written for Frederator’s Bravest Warriors and the Netflix series Trash Truck. Stephen resides in Los Angeles, California but misses Newfoundland.

CORNELIA LI is a Chinese-born illustrator currently based in Toronto, Canada. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustration, American Illustration, Communication Arts, The Association of Illustrators, 3x3 Illustration, and others.

“The eclectic, energetic art steals the show. Rev up your flux capacitors, because the space-time continuum will never be the same again.” - Kirkus Reviews

"An enjoyable flit through history—a humorous, lighthearted adventure." - Foreword Reviews

"A little sci-fi, a little STEM, and a whole lot of fun." - Booklist

"Provides a hilarious romp that celebrates the freedom of choice a child has as well as a child’s potential for innovation." - Canadian Review of Materials

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