The Trouble with Time Travel
Hardcover, Dust jacket
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
8.5 x 10 x 0.31 in
Full colour illustrations throughout
A Junior Library Guild Selection 2019, Commended
- Author Bio
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.
“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