Blast to the Past

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Tells the adventures of David and Ben who use a time machine to go back a few days, in order to retake a test that they failed.
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Overview

Tells the adventures of David and Ben who use a time machine to go back a few days, in order to retake a test that they failed.
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David and Ben are in trouble at school because they both failed a history test, and they know that they are going to be grounded at home. They do acknowledge that if they had not been spending all their time playing video games instead of studying they would not be in this situation now. Upon arriving at David's home, they hear a terrible blast and go in and find David's brother, Darrin, excited because he invented a time machine. Naturally, Ben and David both think of the same idea of going back in time before the test; nevertheless, they cannot decide on how many days they should go back. An argument ensues and the remote zaps them both back to the days of the dinosaurs. They actually have some fun until they encounter a "chomping, slobbering T. Rex," and scramble to set the correct date to get them back to the present. Fortunately and unfortunately, they succeed only to be transported back to the classroom where their teacher is handing out a math test that was assigned while they were away. At the end of the book, the reader will find supplementary sections: About the Author, About the Illustrator, Glossary, Dino Blasts, Discussion Questions, Writing Prompts, and Internet. I highly recommend this book. Children will enjoy reading it and looking at the graphics. Reluctant readers will achieve success by completing a book on their own. 2006, Stone Arch Books, Ages 7 to 10.
—Kathie M. Josephs
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598891676
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Series: Graphic Sparks Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.89 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 0.11 (d)

Meet the Author


Born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, Scott Nickel works by day at Paws, inc., Jim Davis's famous Garfield studio, and he freelances by night. Burning the midnight oil, Scott has created hundreds of humorous greeting cards and written several children's books, short fiction for "Boys' Life" magazine, comic strips, and lots of really funny knock-knock jokes. He was raised in southern California, but in 1995 Scott moved to Indiana, where he currently lives with his wife, two sons, six cats, and several sea monkeys.

Steve Harpster has loved to draw funny cartoons, mean monsters, and goofy gadgets since he was able to pick up a pencil. In first grade, he avoided writing assignments by working on the pictures for stories instead. Steve was able to land a job drawing funny pictures for books, and that's really what he's best at. Steve lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wonderful wife, Karen, and their sheepdog, Doodle.

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