Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Book of Time by Guillaume Prevost

Sam Faulkner’s dad has been missing for ten days. In search of his father, Sam explores the bookstore owned by his family. In the basement, he discovers a mysterious stone statue with a sun carved on the front. Next to the statue, Sam finds a small, dirty coin with a hole in the middle. He places the coin in the center of the sun. Suddenly, Sam is transported back in time to the land of the Vikings! Sam notices the statue is still with him, but the coin is missing. In order to travel through time and continue looking for his father, he must find the appropriate coin to reactivate the statue. In his quest through time, Sam is transported to the times of World War I, ancient Egypt, and Cortez. Sam eventually lands outside Dracula’s Castle where he believes his father is held prisoner. Can Sam rescue his father and make it home?
I would recommend this book to anyone who is eleven to thirteen years old. This book is fast-paced and a great page-turner. This book is perfect for anyone who enjoys adventures that involve time travel. It is also a wonderful book for learning a bit of history!

Ian P. – 7th grade