Sunday, September 2, 2007

The Time Machine ~ Week of September 3, 2007

This week ::

~Tanglewreck by Jeanette Winterson
~The Book of Time by Guiliaume Prevost
~Celebrity Time Travel

Lovers of Harry Potter looking for new adventure will find it in this week's fresh releases in time-travel young adult fiction:

Tanglewreck by Jeanette Winterson
Something frightening is happening with time. One moment, a time tornado rages through the streets of London, and those caught up in its path vanish without a trace. The next moment a woolly mammoth is seen lumbering along the banks of the River Thames. At the center of these bizarre time warps is a house called Tanglewreck, which is home to eleven-year-old Silver, her bony and bad-tempered aunt, Mrs Rokabye, and a mysterious clock known as the Timekeeper. Silver doesn’t understand exactly what the Timekeeper does, but when two sinister figures come looking for it, she knows instinctively that she must guard it with her life. (Grades 6-10)

*This novel is drawing critical comparison to Madeline L'Engle's classic, A Wrinkle in Time*

The Book of Time by Guillaume Provost

A statue; a coin; an old book. They look as dusty as everything else in the Faulkner Antiquarian Bookstore, where 14-year-old Sam Faulkner seeks his father, who's been missing for days. But when Sam slips the coin into the statue, he's swept back in time -- to Scotland in 800 A.D. -- where he must find both the statue and another coin in order to return to the present. It's the first step in an adventure that will take him to ancient Egypt, World War I, even Dracula's castle -- and a mystery that will end only when Sam saves his father, or loses him in time . . . (Ages 9-12)

The website has posted its finalists for the ninth celebrity time travel photo shop contest in which entrants post doctored photographs of celebrities in eras other than their own. Check out the fresh crop of your favorite celebrities or browse through the finalists from the previous contests.


Sandra Ferguson said...

I love all the books you find that further your point of time travel.

Hey, do you think you've traveled through time? Do you belong to another era? Which one? Where would you fit best?

Interesting to think about.

L.A. Mitchell said...

I think I'll make this a blog topic soon, as I do have definate theories.

I also concluded that children and YA book markets are the way to go to publish time travel. There are a ton. Of course, these are my future readers, so we must cultivate them, yes? :)

Andrea Geist said...

The books you post about are so interesting. Thank you for sharing. I can't wait to read them.