Time Traveling with a Hamster
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Time Traveling with a Hamster

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Back to the Future meets The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in this original, poignant, race-against-time story about a boy who travels back to 1984 to save his father s life. My dad died twice. Once when he was thirty-nine and again four years later, when he was twelve. On his twelfth birthday, Al Chaudhury receives a letter from his dead father. It directs him to the bunker of their old house, where Al finds a time machine (an ancient computer and a tin bucket). The letter also outlines a mission: travel back to 1984 and prevent the go-kart accident that will eventually take his father s life. But as Al soon discovers, whizzing back thirty years requires not only imagination and courage, but also lying to your mom, stealing a moped, and setting your school on fire oh, and keeping your pet hamster safe. With a literary edge and tons of commerical appeal, this incredible debut has it all: heart, humor, vividly imagined characters, and a pitch-perfect voice."show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 426 pages
  • 152 x 208 x 41mm | 499g
  • Schwartz & Wade Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 0399551492
  • 9780399551499
  • 694,555

About Ross Welford

Ross Welford worked as a business journalist before becoming a freelance writer and television producer. He has worked on shows such as The Big Breakfast, The Morning, and Bridezillas. This is his first novel. Follow @rosswelford on Twitter.show more

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A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, 2016 "Nods to classic time travel stories will delight some readers; those merely looking for a page-turning adventure will find that and more." KirkusReviewsstarred review "In the end, Al cleverly engineers a total win, and if that seems unlikely considering the hazards of meddling with the past, readers won t begrudge him." Bookliststarred review"show more

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762 ratings
4.09 out of 5 stars
5 35% (264)
4 44% (338)
3 17% (128)
2 4% (29)
1 0% (3)
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