The high-octane sequel to Time Snatchers.
Caleb thought he’d escaped Uncle’s clutches and could have a normal life in 1968, but no such luck. After being forcibly returned to Timeless Treasures and his old job of stealing valuable objects from the past, he learns that things have gotten even more sinister. Training the new kidnapped recruits doesn’t seem very important to Frank, Uncle’s evil lackey, even though a few of these kids have amazing thieving skills and genius for new technology. But then Caleb figures out it’s because Frank doesn’t plan on keeping them around very long – or keeping them alive.
Stakes are high for all of the time snatchers. If only Caleb can convince the new ones to stop having fun with the technology and use it to save their own lives.
I received a copy of this book for an honest review.
This is the second book in the Time Snatchers series and although I didn’t read the first book (yet) I really enjoyed it. Time Trapped is written for young adults and is easy to follow as well as full of action. There is frequent time travel and some of the events are based on actual times in history, such as Houdini’s escape from a crate in the East River.
The characters are great. Caleb, who is telling the story, is full of self doubt but he always ends up doing what is right. His new recruits, Razor and Dmitri, are unique and frustrating. Caleb is much more patitent with them than I could ever be! They sure do make his life (and the book) interesting!
I definitely recommend Time Trapped and I’m putting the first book in the Time Snatchers series on my TBR list.
I was born in Montreal, Quebec. When I was young I wanted to be either an artist or a lawyer when I grew up. Now that I am almost grown up I still can’t decide between the two. So I do both.
I also like to write and began writing stories to have something to go with my pictures. But now I just write…even without pictures.
Three of my four picture books (the “Rachel” series) take place in the mythic village of Chelm. Once you have visited Chelm, it is very hard to leave. You see, the people there are very silly. And, when you spend half your day being a serious lawyer, silliness is welcome.
I’m very excited about my latest project. It’s a middle grade science fiction/time travel adventure series, published by G.P Putnam’s Sons. The first novel in the series, published in 2012, is called Time Snatchers and the sequel, published on September 26, 2013, is called Time Trapped.
I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of time travel and I wanted to write about it. In its earliest stages, Time Snatchers started as a writing exercise in one of Peter Carver’s writing classes. The exercise was to write a story based on one of the images in Chris Van Allsburg’s picture book, “The Mysteries of Harris Burdick”. I chose the picture called “Another Place, Another Time” showing children riding a sail-propelled handcar along a railway track that seemed to go on forever. For whatever reason, that picture screamed “Time Travel” to me.
I did quite a bit of historical research for both my middle grade books which was a lot of fun. In researching Time Snatchers I learned a lot about ancient China, including how to fire porcelain in a kiln. For Time Trapped, a trip to Scotland in 2012, taught me much about Scottish history, people and customs that I wove into my novel.
I’ve been asked which I like better – painting or writing. That is a tough question to answer. They are both important to me and I derive different but equal amounts of satisfaction from both. I have many ideas in my head for future picture books as well as novels.
The other thing I love to do is present my books to children, including doing storytellings. I’ve made author visits to most of the major cities in Canada and have also done readings in New York City, Tucson, Arizona and Shanghai, China. Connecting with my readers is one of the things I love most most about being a children’s author.
Time Trapped, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2013)
Time Snatchers, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2012
Even Higher, Tundra Books, 2007
Rachel’s Library, Tundra Books, 2004
Rachel’s Gift, Tundra Books, 2003
Rachel Captures the Moon, Tundra Books, 2001
Honours and Awards
• 2013 One of the Best Children’s Books of the Year, Bank Street College, New York for Time Snatchers
• 2012 Year’s Best, Resource Links Magazine for Time Snatchers
• 2012 Booklist, Starred Review for Time Snatchers
• 2009 Storytellers World Resource Award for Even Higher
• 2007 National Jewish Book Award for Even Higher
• 2007 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice Selection for Even Higher
• 2004 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice Selection for Rachel’s Library
• 2003 Notable Book for Younger Readers (Association of Jewish Libraries) for Rachel’s Gift
• 2003 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice Selection for Rachel’s Gift
• 2002 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice selection for Rachel Captures the Moon
• 2001 Notable Book for Younger Readers (Association of Jewish Libraries) for Rachel Captures the Moon
• 2001 One of the Best Children’s Books of the Year, Bank Street College, New York for Rachel Captures the Moon
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