Posted by Book Mavens on 17th June 2012
Title: Nick of Time – - An Adventure Through Time
Author: Ted Bell
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, 2008
Summary/Review: This is a swashbuckling adventure with dual plot lines weaving time travel back to the 1805, pirates, WWII, espionage, family values, and love of country into an action-packed story.
Set in England in 1939, World War II and Nazi invasion are threatening the peace of Nick McIver’s homeland. When Nick discovers an old sea chest and the Tempus Machina ( built by Leonardo DaVinci), he is pulled into a dangerous mission which will affect the course of England’s history.
This engaging and suspenseful book is for the stouthearted!!!
Who will like this book?: Fans of historical fiction or fantasy. Children who are ready to go on an adventure
If you like this, try this: This is book 1 of a series. The second in the series is “Time Pirate”, which came out in 2010. “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson is a class action/adventure book. “Harry Potter” is a more modern take on action and adventure.
For those interested in the time travel aspect, “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle is a great choice, and a classic. “Number the Stars” by Lois Lowry is another historical fiction book which deals with some of the same topics. For older readers, “Book Thief” by Markus Zusak might be a good choice, though the topic is more difficult.
Recommended by: Diane Pagnozzi, Fairfield Woods Children’s Department
If this looks like something you or your child would like to read, visit the Fairfield Public Library catalog to check availability and place a hold! [Link will open in a new window]