'I cannot tell a lie,' said general george washington. 'the time warp trio helped me cross the Delaware river and surprise the enemy troops.' so how did Christmas eve in the twenty-first century turn into Christmas Day in 1776? well, it was sort of an accident. And for once, it wasn't Joe's, sam's, and Fred's fault! Can American history survive the time warp trio? you'll just have to ask sam's time-warping great-granddaughter samantha . . . and her leaky cat.
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Series:||Time Warp Trio Series , #15|
|Product dimensions:||5.13(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.23(d)|
|Lexile:||560L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||7 - 9 Years|
About the Author
Multiple award-winning author Jon Scieszka grew up in Flint, Michigan, the second oldest and the nicest of six boys. Jon went to school at Culver Military Academy in Indiana where he was a Lieutenant; Albion College in Michigan where he studied to be a doctor; and Columbia University in New York, where he received an M.F.A. in fiction. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years in a variety of positions. He is the author of many books for children including the New York Times Best Illustrated Book The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (illustrated by Lane Smith), the Caldecott Honor book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (illustrated by Lane Smith), and Math Curse (illustrated by Lane Smith). In addition to his work as an author, Jon also runs a web-based literacy program called “Guys Read” that is designed to encourage boys, particularly reluctant readers, to get involved with books. In 2008, Jon was named the country’s first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, a joint effort of the Library of Congress and the Children’s Book Council. During his two-year role as Ambassador, he acted as a spokesperson for children’s literature, speaking to groups of parents, teachers, and children to encourage the importance of reading. You can visit Jon online at www.jsworldwide.com.
What People are Saying About This
[The time warp trio's] tongue-in-cheek humor makes for laugh-out-loud reading. School Library Journal, starred review
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is hilarious! As my introduction to The Time Warp Trio, Oh Say, I Can't See makes me want to go out and read the rest of Jon Scieszka's time travel series. This particular book describes how Fred, Joe, and Samantha (their friend Sam's great-granddaughter from the future) help George Washington cross the Delaware on Christmas Day in 1776. I absolutely love Scieszka's humor. By making Joe the narrator of this book, Scieszka opens up the possibility for many antics. First off, Joe does not understand how the time warp process works. So, Scieszka's readers get a vague description of the process using "The Book," the object that transports the protagonists in time. I especially like Joe's nickname for George Washington: "the man on the one-dollar bill." It's also quite funny when Joe, Fred, or Samantha mention something from their time periods, such as the New York Yankees or tater tots, to the eighteenth century historical figures. It always prompts blank stares and a lot of awkward pauses. Besides these hilarious moments, this book also educates children about an important event in the history of the US. It'd be a great addition to a juvenile library!