Hey Kid, Want To Buy A Bridge? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Hey Kid, Want To Buy A Bridge? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Jon Scieszka, Adam McCauley
     
 

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Three friends, Sam, Joe, and Fred travel through time having action-packed, outlandish adventures. The snappy dialogue and classic "boy" humor in this series of chapter books will engage the most reluctant readers.

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Three friends, Sam, Joe, and Fred travel through time having action-packed, outlandish adventures. The snappy dialogue and classic "boy" humor in this series of chapter books will engage the most reluctant readers.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The Time Warp Trio find themselves precariously atop the partially built Brooklyn Bridge. Using the infamous Book, they have somehow sonic-warped back to 1877 while managing to bring along their three granddaughters from 2095 and a hopelessly confused Thomas Alva Edison. (They time warped hoping to see inventions in the future, then return home to "invent" them themselves.) Of course, The Book has disappeared and they must retrieve it to return everyone to normal. This precipitates wandering around their hometown, looking for the Public Library to help them out and bemoaning the lack of conveniences to which they are accustomed...telephones, fast food, public transportation, etc. The mean "Ugly Mug," who nearly does them in during an old-fashioned game of baseball, continually chases them around Brooklyn. Written in Scieszka's usual frenetic, madcap style, this is a fast-paced adventure. The plot is somewhat confusing and the setting is not as dramatic as in others in this series. Some of the girls' comments on the lack of women's rights border on preaching. Fans of the series will probably stick with this latest entry, but if this is a child's introduction to the series, they may well not bother to pick up one of the earlier better-written books. 2002, Viking,
— Peg Glisson
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-This adventure finds the boys in New York City, perched on top of a Brooklyn Bridge tower. At first they believe that they have traveled into the future (complete with space aliens), mainly because they encounter their great-granddaughters once again. They discover, however, that they are visiting Brooklyn before the bridge was completed. In fact, it is 1877. "The Book" and Sam's invention, "a Graphic Sonic," have somehow combined to propel them into the past, leaving them in the precarious situation of trying to get back to their own time. They also meet a "zapped" Thomas Edison, who may or may not become a great inventor. How the trio, their great-granddaughters, and baseball set everything aright makes for a fun read. Another winning entry in the series.-Kay Bowes, Concord Pike Library, Wilmington, DE Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Fred, Sam, and Joe once again time-travel with the help of The Book. Only this time, they are traveling with a purpose: to get to 2095 again and visit with their great-granddaughters who have The Book in their possession. Inspired by David Mullany's 1952 invention of the Wiffle ball, the trio wanted to go into the future, see what had been invented, and return to the present and be inventors themselves. Of course, things do not turn out as the boys plan. They blunder back to 1877 and the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and are inexplicably joined by their granddaughters from the future. In a confusing and fast-paced romp, the boys meet an annoying, babbling Thomas Alva Edison and Brooklyn Bridge engineer Washington Roebling. This current offering lacks the satirical humor of many of the books in this series. Perhaps it is time for the trio to take a break. (Fiction. 8-11)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781417636068
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
Time Warp Trio Series, #11
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
74
Sales rank:
331,394
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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