After a helpful four-page synopsis of preceding events, the concluding volume in the Book of Time trilogy opens with Sam sitting by his comatose father’s hospital bed and determining that there’s only one way to bring him around: travel three years back in time and prevent the accident that killed his wife, Sam’s mother. Events unfold swiftly as Sam gathers the magical objects he needs to undertake this most dangerous form of time travel. Family ties and a love interest grow stronger here, but nothing slows the headlong rush into action that makes this engaging adventure story such a page-turner. Grades 5-8. --Carolyn Phelan
About the Author
Guilaume Prévost's The Book of Time was chosen as a Fall 2007 Book Sense Pick. He lives near Versailles, France.