Jacob Wonderbar must have hit a time warp on his way home after losing the election for President of the Universe, because fifty years have passed on Earth. What's worse, during that time the entire Astral society has come under threat of destruction, and it's up to Jacob to make things--including time itself--right. So, with the unlikely help of Mick Cracken, Jacob time-hops through the universe with Sarah Daisy and Dexter, encountering dinosaurs, Napoleon, and bad '80s fashion in their search for the one person...
Jacob Wonderbar must have hit a time warp on his way home after losing the election for President of the Universe, because fifty years have passed on Earth. What's worse, during that time the entire Astral society has come under threat of destruction, and it's up to Jacob to make things--including time itself--right. So, with the unlikely help of Mick Cracken, Jacob time-hops through the universe with Sarah Daisy and Dexter, encountering dinosaurs, Napoleon, and bad '80s fashion in their search for the one person who can help them--Jacob's father.
Buckle your space-belts, the third book in the Jacob Wonderbar series proves that time travel is all fun and games until someone gets stuck in the wrong century!
As an expert time traveler, twelve-year-old Jacob is thrust into unexpected stellar challenges, with his best friends at his side but with a twist. They want to prevent further world chaos while searching for his long lost father who was the Timekeeper; however, keen insights and problem-solving skills may not be enough to fix time itself. This is the third book in the popular "Jacob Wonderbar" series, featuring a cast of realistic tweens who not only face their own personal battles with charm and vulnerability, but who continue to unravel mysteries during fast-paced action. Pure entertainment rather than science fiction culminates each character's own development while incorporating Interstellar Time Warp using three different machines. They visit America in the 1980's, Napoleon's late 17th century France, the age of dinosaurs, and even have glimpse of Einstein in the 20th century. For Jacob though, he must accept his father's limitations by learning that changing his own past would not be prudent. Figuring out who to trust and how far to extend that trust, is a theme woven throughout the story to provide greater depth and understanding of daily issues. So, by becoming stronger through the pain of losing his dad, Jacob gains the strength to do what is right for a promising future. Sarah's misguided parents fought for the wrong side as she dealt with an annoying younger sister. Derek's greater self-confidence, bravery, and independence grew as they saved civilization once again. Thus, good triumphs over evil as the courageous youngsters persevered, but also by the genius of another friend Mick, president of the universe. He devised a special key that programmed the spaceship Praiseworthy that sealed the success of time warp ahead 50 years and returning to Earth at precisely the exact moment. Reviewer: Susan Treadway
Space is huge, but Jacob and his friends are about to find out that time is even huger. Jacob Wonderbar and his friends Sarah Daisy and Dexter head home after Jacob loses his campaign for president of the universe (Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe, 2012)—but they find themselves 50 years in Earth's future. Jacob's mother tells him the only way to fix things is to find his father, which Jacob has been trying to do for two years. Now he discovers he has to search through all space and time. Mick Cracken (who won the election) is still president 50 years later, and he offers Jacob a time machine. On their trip to the Jurassic Period, the trio stumble upon Sarah's bratty little sister, Chloe...and then things really go off-kilter. An organization of Earth humans called the Strangers is set on the destruction of the Astrals (humans who went into space with Einstein), and if they succeed, Jacob will never exist—since his missing father was an Astral. Bransford finishes his Jacob Wonderbar trilogy with a time-hopping, screwball adventure sure to please fans of the slapstick space antics of the previous volumes. Though it mostly ignores the paradoxes of time travel (the pace doesn't allow for deep thought), this is nevertheless a satisfying series closer. Steer newbies to the first in the series so they can experience the whole goofy tale. (Humorous science fiction. 8-12)