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The Time Travelers - (Gideon Trilogy) by Linda Buckley-Archer (Paperback)

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  • Previously published as GIDEON THE CUTPURSE 1763 Gideon Seymour, thief and gentleman, hides from the villainous Tar Man.
  • 416 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Action & Adventure
  • Series Name: Gideon Trilogy

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Gideon Seymour, an 18th-century gentleman, befriends Peter Schock and Kate Dyer, who have fallen straight from the 21st century as the result of a accident with a cubic antigravity machine from Mr. Dyer's top-secret experiments. Now the future of history is in all their hands.



Book Synopsis



Previously published as GIDEON THE CUTPURSE

1763

Gideon Seymour, thief and gentleman, hides from the villainous Tar Man. Suddenly the sky peels away like fabric and from the gaping hole fall two curious-looking children. Peter Schock and Kate Dyer have fallen straight from the twenty-first century, thanks to an experiment with an antigravity machine. Before Gideon and the children have a chance to gather their wits, the Tar Man takes off with the machine -- and Peter and Kate's only chance of getting home. Soon Gideon, Peter, and Kate are swept into a journey through eighteenth-century London and form a bond that, they hope, will stand strong in the face of unfathomable treachery.



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."..a wonderful time-travelling tale...a brilliant introduction to this period of history, evoked with gorgeous attention to detail and language." -- "The Book Magazine"

."..a thrilling tale of dashing highwaymen and sinister villains. Full of flavour and witty flourishes, this should be a huge summer favourite." -- "The Bookseller", Bookseller's Choice

"So convincing a picture of the 18th century that we feel transported ourselves, this first book of a planned trilogy of time-travel adventures is skilled, engrossing and irresistible. The reader, like the protagonists, will find it hard to return to the present." -- Nicolette Jones, "The Sunday Times", Children's Book of the Week

"A thrilling time-slip story." -- "Funday Times"

"A time-slip novel, deftly handled. The year 1763 is beautifully evoked, as is the present day...Hard to imagine it being done better. A real find, leaving you hungry for more." -- Philip Ardagh, "The Guardian"

"Buckley-Archer may very well give J. K. Rowling a run for her money. This wonderfully rich and complex novel, written in lyrical and vivid language, is destined to be a classic. History interweaves with science, social issues in both centuries are thrown in; yet what readers will remember most is a fast-paced plot with a cliff-hanger ending and multi-dimensional characters who continue to inhabit their thoughts long after the book is closed. With appeal for reluctant and advanced readers, this novel is a rare gem." -- "School Library Journal", Starred Choice

"Great fun and a really good adventure..." -- Kate Scarborough, "The Guardian"

"The cliff-hanger ending leaves you longing for the next book." -- "The Independent", 10 Best Books for ages 8-12

"The novel abounds with period detail, effortlessly woven into the plot...Tanglewreck, like Gideon the Cutpurse...is partly a satire on our current perception that we all have too little time to change the nature of reality, rather than our own greed and impatience. Neither should be missed." -- Amanda Craig, "The Times"

"There is much to recommend in this book. The 18th century is vividly and lovingly brought to life...There are many excellent characters (among them a truly repellent villain called The Tar Man), a swift pace and an absorbing plot. It's convincing and exciting and I loved it." -- "Publishing News", Bookseller's Choice

Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.8 Inches (W) x 1.2 Inches (D)
Weight: .8 Pounds
Suggested Age: 10-14 Years
Number of Pages: 416
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Action & Adventure
Series Title: Gideon Trilogy
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Format: Paperback
Author: Linda Buckley-Archer
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 2007
TCIN: 11800518
UPC: 9781416915263
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-5467
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.2 inches length x 5.8 inches width x 8.3 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.8 pounds
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