A Tale of Time City

A Tale of Time City

by Diana Wynne Jones
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Overview

A Tale of Time City by Diana Wynne Jones

It's About Time

Time City — built far in the future on a patch of space outside time — holds the formidable task of overseeing history, yet it's starting to decay, crumble .... What does that say for the future of the world ... for the past ... for the present? Two Time City boys, determined to save it all, think they have the answer in Vivian Smith, a young Twenty Century girl whom they pluck from a British train station at the start of World War II. But not only have they broken every rule in the book by traveling back in time — they have the wrong person! Unable to return safely, Vivian's only choice is to help the boys restore Time City. Otherwise, she'll be stuck outside time forever!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064473514
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/28/2002
Edition description: First Haper Trophy Edition
Pages: 327
Product dimensions: 7.54(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Diana Wynne Jones was the multiple award-winning author of many fantasy novels for children, teenagers, and adults. Her book Howl's Moving Castle was made into an Academy Award-nominated major animated feature by Hayao Miyazaki. She received the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. Married to the medievalist J. A. Burrow, with whom she had three sons, she lived for many years in Bristol, the setting for many of her books. Diana Wynne Jones passed away in March 2011, after a long illness.

Ursula K. Le Guin is the revered author of Tales from Earthsea.

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A Tale of Time City 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved this book it was so ggod n i love a lot of books by the author like The Chrestomanci Chronicles The Dalemark Quartet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story...read it years ago and almost forgot to return it to the library
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this as a kid and never quit forgot it... found it again and loved reading it all over again. Great book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books!! Deffinatly in top 5!!! the conflict is a little comlicated, but still the best!! It is amazing how Dianna Wynne Jones can throw an ordinary character into a bizare situation and make it so great!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book to buy for your kids! The nonstop action and adventure will leave them with their mouths open, and begging for more. This is definately a book that will interest all the young readers, including those who dislike reading normally.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was good but not outstanding. its fairly short with a plot that should have untangled and weaved together from its many unique adventures in a longer story. if you want to just pick up a quick read, this book is defantly the way to go!
Guest More than 1 year ago
'A Tale Of Time City,' one of Jones better singles, is an entertaining, classical tale of time travel and more proof to the statement that one person, or three in this case, can save the world. Vivian Smith, V.S., in another timeless tale of mistaken identity, is abducted by two boys, Jonathon and Sam, from Time City, a city set apart from time on a seperate patch of space where it monitors history. Its up to the three childred to save Time City from dissappearing, or grinding to a stand still, even if it means committing the most dreadful crimes someone in Time City can: venturing into an unstable era without permission. But what can two boys, and a girl from WW2 England possibly do to save history and their beloved city? This book was great, and don't be fooled by the lame cover and slow beginning. Jones weaves a tale through all times and space that kept me captivated for at least two days.