Alex Trumble is a pretty ordinary kid—except for the fact that his IQ borders on genius, and he loves to read books on vortexes and time travel. But when two angry hit men kidnap his big brother Steven, Alex’s life changes fast. Inventing a time machine (using an iPod, mirrors, duct tape, and a laser pointer) is only half the battle. With the help of the time-bending Dingus, Alex and his best friend Todd must travel back in time to collect clues, outwit the bad guys, and race against the clock to save his family from total oblivion.
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“A rollicking ride through twisty time with a brainy new hero we need to meet again. Great fun.” —Robert Lipsyte, bestselling author of The Contender
“In his first novel for children, Cohen sets the stage for a rollicking time-travel adventure.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Readers who like their protagonists to have all the answers . . . will enjoy finding an expert in Alex.” —BCCB
Rich Cohen is a four-time New York Times bestselling author for such books as Tough Jews and When I Stop Laughing, You’ll Know I’m Dead. He also writes for Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair. Alex and the Amazing Time Machine is his first book for young readers.
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