Summary

A truly original debut novel from an extraordinarily talented new voice in children's books.
Laugh, cry and wonder at this race-against-time story of a boy who travels back to 1984 to prevent a go-kart accident and save his father's life....
My dad died twice. Once when he was 39 and again four years later, when he was 12. The first time had nothing to do with me. The second time definitely did, but I would never even have been there if it hadn't been for his 'time machine'....
When Al Chaudhury discovers his late dad's time machine, he finds that going back to the 1980s requires daring and imagination. It also requires lies, theft, burglary and setting his school on fire. All without losing his pet hamster, Alan Shearer....
©2016 Ross Welford (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Critic reviews

"Touching, silly and exciting by turns, this thrilling little book is an inventive take on time travel for children. Sure to be a hit with fans of R.J. Palacio's Wonder...an unforgettable, madcap story from a bright new talent in children's fiction." ( Waterstones)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Metaltoe on 05-02-17

Very entertaining read.

I am certainly not a young adult any more but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was funny, poignant and intelligent but written in a friendly entertaining way and would appeal to all ages over about twelve, I would say, with an interest in science. Read extremely well by the narrator, my only bugbear being that he mispronounced a couple of names, but they were unusual names! Highly recommended.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 30-04-17

Excellent

What an excellent book - we listened as a family (three boys ages 8,11,14 plus mom and dad) all the way to Scotland and back. All of us were thoroughly entertained and committed to the characters! Superb audio presentation too. Highly recommend this book - so sad it is over.

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