Time Rider Wildertrek

Time Rider Wildertrek

by Jack King

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Time Rider Wildertrek by Jack King

TJ's an ordinary fourteen year old kid with extraordinary problems at home and school. Broken family from his parents' bitter divorce, evil bullies attacking him almost every afternoon, failing grades when he's really a smart kid, boring classes, snobby girls, mean teachers, being cut from basketball tryouts, and few friends. Yes, life is rough for TJ Cockrell.

 

Then a mysterious green book inexplicably throws TJ into the past. And not just any past, but the untamed forbidding forests of 1802 eastern Tennessee, with savage Indians, wild beasts, bloodthirsty robbers, backwoods ruffians, strange characters galore, and rugged log cabin living. Yup, it's definitely not present day Knoxville Tennessee anymore.

 

TJ thought his present life was bad news, but his adventures have just begun. Along the way, he fights off killer beasts, bandits and braves, meets the cocky teen-aged David Crockett, gains a world of assurance in himself, finds his first real love, and is befriended by a fantastic frontier family who really has it together.

 

TJ returns to the present a changed young man; emboldened, forthright, and shrewd. He'll need all of his new-found strengths, though, to set things right in his messed up real world!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997347111
Publisher: PBA
Publication date: 05/01/2016
Series: Time Rider , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 1,097,242
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Born in Tennessee to a military family, Jack King crisscrossed the country multiple times growing up. After obtaining graduate degrees in business and history, he began a successful career in sales and marketing working for Fortune 500, mid-sized, and start-up firms along the way. Mr. King is the author of of two historical adventure series; one for 18+ readers, and one for middle school&young adults.

Table of Contents

One: Another Bad Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Two: The Professor's Son . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Three: A Long Kept Secret. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Four: On the Trail to Holston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Five: The Sloppy Bucket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Six: Young Davy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Seven: The Hansen Gang. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 Eight: The Family Robertson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122 Nine: After Dinner Tales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137 Ten: Savage Attack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151 Eleven: Cherokee Jim. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173 Twelve: Recovery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190 Thirteen: Circuit Rider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202 Fourteen: A House-Raising. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214 Fifteen: First Kiss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234 Sixteen: Intruders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249 Seventeen: Back Again. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259 Eighteen: Highland Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278 Nineteen: The Little Green Book. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296 Twenty: The Past as Present. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308 Twenty-One: Just the Beginning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318

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Time Rider - Wildertrek 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Cat2002116 More than 1 year ago
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review). (This review may contain spoilers). I do think the blurb of this book is more like a summary. It was still an entertaining read, but I did think quite a bit of the plot was given away in the blurb. TJ was a character I really felt for, having had some experience with what he was going through. I liked seeing the glimpses of his relationship with his father and sister... but there did seem to be very little love lost between TJ and his mother. I found myself wincing in the first scene. That particular thing was something the author described so well, I could almost feel what TJ had gone through. I definitely didn't like most of the kids at school with him... and even less when it got to the end of the book. I found the concept of the green book to be quite an interesting one when it was shown for the first time. I also liked reading about TJ's trip into the past. I felt that the time he ended up in was researched particularly well, though I did think that some of the attitudes of people came across as a bit too modern... and one particular instance struck me as seeming completely wrong when it was described. It was interesting to see what did affect TJ in the past and what didn't. I wasn't entirely clear why he was protected from some injuries and not from others. I did like reading about Sam and his family, even if the children didn't seem as 'old' as I felt they perhaps should have been, considering the time they grew up in. It was interesting to see TJ affected by what he learned of the history... and also that he made some mistakes and not everything was perfect for him, even though he was given a lot of help by the book. I did feel that there was some good use made of foreshadowing, but I felt that some thing were repeated during the book when they didn't need to be. Also, there's a fight scene that, right before it happens, has an info-dumping about why TJ can do what he did. It does seem like there's a setup for another book and I think it would be interesting to read more of the adventures of TJ and his family. This was a quick and easy book to read and I did enjoy it.
judu More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book, it kept me interested and wanting to read the next in the series, I think young adults will identify with the main character and could learn some ways to deal with bullying! overall...great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TJ's Excellent Adventures! Thrilling Time Travel YA fantasy yarn - hero overcomes braves, bandits, beasts, and more, then returns to the present only to have more excellent (and dangerous) adventures - twists and turns will keep readers enthralled - nothing quite like this on the YA book scene at the moment!