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Alex and the Amazing Time Machine

Rich Cohen; illustrated by Kelly Murphy

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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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Alex and the Amazing Time Machine
1THE BOY WHO LIVED IN TIMEWhen people ask Alex Trumble where he lives, he is always careful to tell them not just the number of the house and the name of the street and town, but also the date and the year: 1062 Bluff Road, Glencoe, Illinois, March 29, 2012."If you want to find me," he explains, "you need to know where I am, but also when I am."The kids in Alex Trumble's school thought he was a little funny. Not ha-ha funny--though he was--but just sort of different. He spent a lot of time reading books, very old books filled with drawings and words few people
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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

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Rich Cohen; illustrated by Kelly Murphy

  • 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 FairAlex and the Amazing Time Machine is his first book for young readers.

  • Rich Cohen © Jeremy Medoff
    Rich Cohen
  • Kelly Murphy
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Alex and the Amazing Time Machine

Rich Cohen; illustrated by Kelly Murphy

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