“The Time Travelers,” by Linda Buckley-Archer

Book Cover of The Tim Travelers by Linda Buckley-Archer“The Time Travelers,” by Linda Buckley-Archer is the first book in a series of time traveling adventures. This book was formerly known as “Gideon the Cutpurse.”

When an antigravity experiment goes bad and Peter Schock and Kate Dyer are mysteriously thrown into eighteenth-century London, it is the start of an journey that will take the two young people into dangerous situations that their modern day lives have not prepared them for.....

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Review of "The Time Travelers," by Linda Buckley-Archer

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Inkweaver Review 2008-10-31T15:02:00-05:00

10 replies so far. What are your thoughts?

scfc16 said...

I think we all wish that we could go back in time (just for a day :) )

NathanKP said...

I agree! That's why "The Time Travellers" is such a great book. It gives you a chance to try it out, so to speak. :)

NathanKP

Anonymous said...

Worst book ever made. Had it for summer reading and read the first 2 pages of it and put it down

NathanKP said...

Well that's why you didn't like it then. You never got into the book far enough to reach the exciting parts. Too bad.

"The Time Travellers" could have been exciting summer reading if you had read into it far enough. ;)

Anonymous said...

I loved it - the Gideon trilogy is brilliant!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Very interesting, but the book had long wordy paragraphs.

Anonymous said...

Peter and Kate two ordinary kids from England meet by chance, not knowing that an incredible adventure awaits them. A visit to Kate’s father’s lab ended with them falling into the clutches of a so called anti-gravity machine. Somehow they activate it, and travel back in time to 1763. Gideon Seymour, cutpurse and gentleman, who had troubled childhood, watches with awe as the two children and the odd machine appear out of nowhere. Someone else sees it too--a villain nicknamed the Tar Man. Before Kate and Peter realize what has happened to them, the Tar Man made off with the device--taking with him their only way home. Fortunately, Gideon comes to help the young travelers after the Tar Man stole all their interesting 21st century items. With Gideon’s help, Kate and Peter might be able to find the machine again...but first they must survive being plunged into the 18th century, with all its funny smells, strange foods, and, most alarmingly, it’s terrible highwaymen...Kate and Peter slowly overcome the shock, although they want to return to their century badly. But Gideon has his own problems. He is on the run from his previous shady life--and the ruthless Tar Man is after him, determined to bring him back into the past he wants to forget.

The author, Linda Buckley-Archer makes clear overwhelming difference of the past, bringing in all five senses very nicely. She offers a generous amount of history, without the book becoming to educational. And most importantly, her time travel does not overwhelm the plot. The author makes you feel the difference between the 18th century and the 21st quite well. So well, then lots of people can relate to the story in some way, which makes many people enjoy this book. I would rate this book 7 out of 10 because it has a very interesting plot! But sometimes this book has long wordy paragraphs. I would recommend this book to ages 11 and above because some of the language is above an average child’s vocabulary. This book is highly recommended to all who enjoy time slip stories, and/or historical fiction. In this trilogy there are 2 more books, The Time Thief and The Time Quake. The story of Peter and Kate is phenomenal.

Anonymous said...

I'm a ten year old girl and I've read books one and two and CAN'T WAIT to start book three! OMG! THESE BOOKS ARE AMAZING! I have been reading the second book and I'm almost finished. The plot is awesome,I have no idea how she came up with such a good story that makes you think, 'What would have happened if people could travel in time"? I highly recommend this book to anybody willing to try this series. It is exciting, captivating, and very thrilling!

Anonymous said...

1: Knock Knock?
2: Who's there?
1: A bomb.
2: Not again....

Anonymous said...

it' s a great book!!!!! you'll have to read it for yourself ! awsooome!!!!!!!!!