The Book That Proves Time Travel Happens

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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!

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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.

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Gr 4–6—Struggling with the news that his father is a "trans-temporal"—a person who is "not comfortable wearing the clothing of the twenty-first century"—Ambrose Brody is whisked back in time with his best friend Tom Xiu and a new friend, Shofranka Camlo. Shofranka, or Frankie, and her family are keepers of the Shagbolt, a trombone that enables time travel when the correct notes are played. The three find themselves in their Ohio hometown in 1852, a time that is unsafe for nonwhites: Ambrose is biracial, Frankie is Romani, and Tom is Chinese American. Tom's overbearing mother and rigorous piano and school study are a little stereotypical, but these traits are tempered with a knowing comment from Frankie about the dangers of believing in "ethnic stereotypes." This is a fun, whimsical read, and most chapters end with a cliff-hanger. The action is relatively tame, though there are several mentions of violence toward slaves. Clark weaves a great deal of factual information into the narrative: within the first 50 pages, readers can learn how to use the I Ching and Morse Code. At times, this results in stilted, pedantic dialogue. However, the story's humor, originality, and message of tolerance even out its small flaws, and this would be a good next step for fans of Jon Scieszka's "Time Warp Trio" (Puffin). An accessible read with a diverse cast, this is recommended for general purchase.—Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library

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