Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A. 1986 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good jacket Ex-Library EX-LIBRARY WITH USUAL STAMPS AND STICKERS. JACKET IN LIKE NEW CONDITION IN A MYLAR COVER. ...BOOK COVER SHOWS LIGHT WEAR TO TOP AND BOTTOM OUTSIDE EDGES. PAGES ARE CLEAN, NO MARKS, RIPS OR FOLDS.Read moreShow Less
Gr 5-7 Norby is an engaging barrel-shaped robot with a variety of unusual talents, including the ability to time travel. In this fifth adventure, the robot and his friend Space Cadet Jeff Wells are at a museum that owns a replica of Marie Antoinette's diamond necklace when they are drawn back to the era of the French Revolution. Meanwhile, the original necklace also vanishes in time and space. They discover that the replica is a faulty alien time travel device and that the disappearance of the original has disrupted history by preventing the French Revolution. To restore normal history, Jeff and Norby must search the past and the future to retrieve the original necklace and deactivate the alien device. While it can be a bit difficult to keep up with the time hopping, and it's hard to keep track of the necklaces, the historical and science fiction elements blend well. Jeff's meeting with Ben Franklin at the French court is an unusual highlight in this science fiction romp for Norby fans and new acquaintances. Elaine E. Knight, Lincoln Elem . Schools, Ill.
The godfather of science fiction, Isaac Asimov is the genre’s undisputed master and one of the most prolific authors of all time. From his famous Foundation trilogy to his later stories, Asimov took fiction to new, strange, and often wondrous places.
To list Isaac Asimov's honors, as to list his books, would be excessive. Let it simply be noted that Isaac Asimov was the most famous, most honored, most widely read, and most beloved science fiction author of all time. In his five decades as an author, he wrote more than four hundred books, won every award his readers and colleagues could contrive to give him, and provided pleasure and insight to millions. He died in 1992, still at work.