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Timesnatch

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Once a creature is extinct, it's gone for ever, isn't it? Not any more - as a butterfly from the past proves. The physicist mother of Kizzy Rye and Fraser Rye has invented an amazing time machine that can travel back into the past, snatch a plant or animal now extinct and bring it back into the present. It's a wonderful achievement, a real scientific breakthrough. But the machine - 'Rye's Apparatus' - has a horrifying potential. Suddenly Kizzy and Fraser find themselves caught up in a terrifying spiral of events - events that lead finally to a monstrous demand from a sinister and violent organization... WINNER OF THE 1995 EARTHWORM AWARD, 7-11 YEAR-OLD CATEGORYshow more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 8mm | 117.94g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New
  • w. ill. by Jon Riley.
  • 0552555924
  • 9780552555920
  • 559,625

Review quote

"Plots which grip the reader from the opening paragraph" * The Sunday Times * "A fast-moving, readable thriller which will provoke considerable questioning and thought" * Books for Keeps * "Spellbinding plot . . . an unstoppable pace . . . a stirring achievement, certain to absorb and provoke a wide audience" * TES * "Robert Swindells writes the kinds of books that are so scary you're afraid to turn the page" * Sunday Telegraph *show more

About Robert Swindells

ROBERT SWINDELLS left school at fifteen to work on a local newspaper. At seventeen, he joined the RAF for three years, then trained and worked as a teacher. Now a full-time writer, he is the author of a number of bestselling titles for the Random House children's list. In 1994 he won the Carnegie Medal for STONE COLD (Hamish Hamilton), a teenage novel about a serial killer. RUBY TANYA won the Salford Children's Book Award 2005. 'Plots which grip the reader from the opening paragraph' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'Robert Swindells writes the kinds of books that are so scary you're afraid to turn the page' YOUNG TELEGRAPHshow more

Review Text

"Spellbinding plot . . . an unstoppable pace . . . a stirring achievement, certain to absorb and provoke a wide audience"show more

Back cover copy

Once a creature is extinct, it's gone for ever, isn't it? Not any more - as a butterfly from the past proves. The physicist mother of Kizzy and Fraser Rye has invented a time machine that can travel back into the past, snatch a plant or animal now extinct and bring it back into the present. It's a real scientific breakthrough. But the machine has a horrifying potential. Suddenly Kizzy and Fraser find themselves caught up in a terrifying spiral of events - events that lead finally to a monstrous demand from a sinister and violent organization... WINNER OF THE EARTHWORM AWARD 'Robert Swindells writes the kinds of books that are so scary you're afraid to turn the page' Young Telegraph cover: Tracey & Jerry Parisshow more

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54 ratings
3.27 out of 5 stars
5 13% (7)
4 28% (15)
3 39% (21)
2 15% (8)
1 6% (3)
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