Time Traveling With A Hamster

Author: Ross Welford
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 0399551514
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Back to the Future meets The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in this original, poignant, race-against-time story about a boy who travels back to 1984 to save his father’s life. My dad died twice. Once when he was thirty-nine and again four years later, when he was twelve. On his twelfth birthday, Al Chaudhury receives a letter from his dead father. It directs him to the bunker of their old house, where Al finds a time machine (an ancient computer and a tin bucket). The letter also outlines a mission: travel back to 1984 and prevent the go-kart accident that will eventually take his father’s life. But as Al soon discovers, whizzing back thirty years requires not only imagination and courage, but also lying to your mom, stealing a moped, and setting your school on fire—oh, and keeping your pet hamster safe. With a literary edge and tons of commerical appeal, this incredible debut has it all: heart, humor, vividly imagined characters, and a pitch-perfect voice. From the Hardcover edition.

Representing Agency In Popular Culture

Author: Ingrid E. Castro
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498574955
Size: 73.94 MB
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Representing Agency in Popular Culture addresses the intersection of child and youth agency and popular culture. Here, scholars expand understandings of agency, power, and voice in children’s lives, identifying popular culture as an important source of inspiration and inquiry within the future of childhood studies.

Hamster Tales

Author: David E. Malone
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1420845764
Size: 64.69 MB
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This novel treats two essential subjects: Faith and human fraternity. We read in different parts of the Bible "your faith has healed you" and "your faith has saved you". All those who were healed and saved, sought help from the Lord and Savior and put their absolute confidence in his power. For if he wants to save or heal he will certainly do. How did the American pilot John Rainbow, in the twenty-seventh of February 1991, during the war of Kuwait's liberation, sought help from the Lord and found his salvation? In this world where violent conflicts lead to war, destruction, miseries, and grieves, the flame of fraternization kept lightening the skies of the humanity. Two men of different nationality and religion, rather of two countries in a state of war, kindled this flame. How did Doctor Hassan Al Hakim, captain in the Iraqi army, meet Pilot John Rainbow of the American army? What happened in February of 1991? How did they reunite in Baghdad after the collapse of the regime on the ninth of April 2003?

Time Travel In Popular Media

Author: Matthew Jones
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476620083
Size: 46.65 MB
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In recent years numerous films, television series, comic books, graphic novels and video games have featured time travel narratives, with characters jumping backward, forward and laterally through time. No rules govern time travel in these stories. Some characters move by machine, some by magic, others by unexplained means. Sometime travelers can alter the timeline, while others are prevented from causing temporal aberrations. The fluid forms of imagined time travel have fascinated audiences and prompted debate since at least the 19th century. What is behind our fascination with time travel? What does it mean to be out of one’s own era? How do different media tell these stories and what does this reveal about the media’s relationship to time? This collection of new essays—the first to address time travel across a range of media—answers these questions by locating time travel narratives within their cultural, historical and philosophical contexts. Texts discussed include Doctor Who, The Terminator, The Georgian House, Save the Date, Back to the Future, Inception, Source Code and others.

What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible

Author: Ross Welford
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008156360
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From the author of the unforgettable bestseller TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER comes another surprising, beautiful and funny novel about a child who, by disappearing, will write herself into your heart forever...

The 1 000 Year Old Boy

Author: Ross Welford
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008256950
Size: 32.90 MB
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The astonishing, beautiful new story for all readers of 10 and over from the bestselling and Costa-shortlisted author of TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER.

The Dog Who Saved The World

Author: Ross Welford
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008256985
Size: 41.29 MB
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The astounding new novel from the bestselling and Costa-shortlisted author of Time Travelling with a Hamster, this is a story for everyone of ten and older who loves adventure, laughs and tears.

The Kid Who Came From Space

Author: Ross Welford
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008333793
Size: 32.82 MB
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The stunning new 10+ story from the bestselling and award-winning author of TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER, for anyone who loved the humour of WALL-E, the action of STAR WARS and the deeply touching emotion of ET.

The Whispers

Author: Greg Howard
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241367093
Size: 52.69 MB
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Since his mother's disappearance four months ago, Riley has become increasingly frustrated by the response of his family, friends and the police, all who seems to have given up hope of finding her. In desperation, Riley turns to the Whispers, creatures of legend that he believes can grant him his heart's desire. But Riley has secrets of his own - and finding the truth could cost him much more than he is willing to give.

Check Mates

Author: Stewart Foster
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471172244
Size: 72.72 MB
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'Funny and heartfelt with a cunning twist. Stewart Foster is a grandmaster.' - ROSS WELFORD 'An inspirational underdog story and a chilling mystery! A winning combination.' - DAVID SOLOMONS Some people think that I’m a problem child, that I’m lazy and never pay attention in lessons. But the thing is, I’m not a problem child at all. I’m just a child with a problem. Felix is struggling at school. His ADHD makes it hard for him to concentrate and his grades are slipping. Everyone keeps telling him to try harder, but no one seems to understand just how hard he finds it. When Mum suggests Felix spends time with his grandfather, Felix can’t think of anything worse. Granddad hasn’t been the same since Grandma died. Plus he’s always trying to teach Felix boring chess. But sometimes the best lessons come in the most unexpected of places, and Granddad soon shows Felix that there’s everything to play for. Praise for ALL THE THINGS THAT COULD GO WRONG 'A moving, humane, funny portrait of two very different boys discovering what connects us all.' Kiran Milwood Hargrave, author ofThe Girl of Ink and Stars ‘It’s amazing!’ Ross Welford, author of Time Travelling with a Hamster 'I loved it.' Lisa Thompson, author of The Goldfish Boy 'A touching, funny, gripping read that tackles important issues in a sensitive and thoroughly enjoyable way. Highly recommended.' Stuart Robinson, author of If Ever I Fall 'A timely story of courage and reminder of what we all share.' Christopher Edge, author ofThe Many Worlds of Albie Bright 'Powerful and warm ... this will linger long in the mind.' Guardian Praise for THE BUBBLE BOY, winner of the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award in 2016 ‘Poignant, hopeful and heartbreaking.’ Fiona Noble – Children’s Editor, The Bookseller 'Deeply moving and utterly gripping . . . Stewart Foster carries off an astonishing feat of storytelling in this exceptional book' Julia Eccleshare, lovereading.co.uk ‘A gripping and deeply moving book.’ Jamila Gavin, author of Coram Boy 'One thing we know about good books is their amazing ability to inspire empathy in the reader; to explore ideas and viewpoints that arise from experiences that are out of our own realm. The Bubble Boy does this with warmth, quirkiness and a light-hearted touch.' Guardian