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A little way in the future, time is distorting. Time Tornadoes are causing havoc. People are whirled out of their own time, never to return, and a Woolly Mammoth has been seen on the banks of the River Thames. But time is big business, and whoever gets control of time controls life as we know it! In a house called Tanglewreck lives a girl called Silver and her aunt Mrs Rokabye. Unbeknown to Silver there is a family treasure in the form of a 17th-century watch called the Timekeeper, and this treasure holds the key to the mysterious and frightening changes in time. When the sinister Abel Drinkwater arrives at Tanglewreck in search of the watch, Silver realises she must embark on a journey through Time and Space to find the Timekeeper.
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Fantastic NEW range of fiction for the classroom, which cover a rangeof genres to meet the KS3 English Framework objectives. Text selectedby experts to meet national curriculum requirements.FREE downloadable teacher's support material for Y7-9 available on ourwebsite, including introductions, glossaries of key words, full schemesof work, lesson plans and photocopiable worksheets. Written by expertsin the educational field.Durable PLC hardback format.Fantastic value for money.Jeanette Winterson is an internationally acclaimed author.

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Jeanette Winterson is a novelist whose honours include the Whitbread award and the American Academy's E.M. Forster Award. Withher debut in the early eighties, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, shesoon won the praise of such masters as Gore Vidal ("the mostinteresting young writer I've read in twenty years"). Her first children's book was a picture book, The King of Capri. Tanglewreck is her first novel for younger readers.


"The sheer exhilaration of the adventure and the many fascinating historical and scientific allusions will keep readers engrossed," said PW about this "romp through space and time with an intrepid 11-year-old heroine." Ages 8-12. (May) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Gr 6-10-A Time Tornado drops ancient horsemen and chariots into present-day London and causes a busload of school children to disappear into thin air. A mysterious, self-proclaimed scientist known as Regalia Mason secretly seeks to profit from this event and other disturbances so that she can harvest spare time and sell it through her company. Meanwhile, a sinister alchemist named Abel Darkwater seeks a clock known as the Timekeeper in order to become even more powerful than Mason. At the center of this struggle is an orphan named Silver and her 500-year-old house, Tanglewreck, where she lives with her "aunt" as the prophesied Keeper of the Clock. She embarks on a prophecy-fulfilling interstellar journey to locate the Timekeeper and guarantee the safety of time as we know it. Winterson masterfully weaves together an imaginative array of settings and characters to bring the story to its exhilarating fulfillment. Silver's varied relationships add even more depth, encapsulating family, friendship, deceit, and abuse. Some explanations of futuristic technology, concepts of time and space, and even humor will likely be too challenging for most children younger than the book's 11-year-old protagonist, but this time-bending sci-fi adventure will be a fine addition to young adult collections.-Emily Rodriguez, Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, FL Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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