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Tunnel Through Time

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (June 1970)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590025341
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590025348
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,433,013 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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One measurement of a book's appeal is the memories it can still evoke even after years go by. I haven't read "Tunnel Through Time" since I was a pre-teen, but I remember much of the story well and how much it excited and captivated me. The plot is straightforward. High school senior Bob's father is a physicist who can create time portals to various ancient periods. Bob's father more or less ignores him, but basically because he is too enrapted in his work to pay much attention to his son. Furthermore, it is implied, while he isn't exactly a dummy, Bob is essentially a football jock type with little science proclivities. Nevertheless, Bob's best friend is Pete, who IS a studious, scientific type who is on the verge of but does not quite spill over into nerddom. Pete's father, a friend of Bob's father and a paleontologist, has ventured into the past via the time tunnel and has become lost. Amazingly, Bob's father recruits his son and Pete to go back in time through various portals to locate him.

Time hopping ensues. Bob and Pete first visit the Cretaceous period and encounter a gigantic, vicious sea-living snake and witness a legendary battle between a Tyrannosaur and a Triceratops. Then they move forward to the Ice Age of roughly 20,000 years ago, plunge into a brutal blizzard, take shelter in a cave, see a woolly mammoth (or at least a trunk), and fall asleep with the mammoth blocking the cave entrance to seek shelter as well.

The next day, the mammoth is gone, but Pete's father (aka "Doc Tom") finds them and barely saves them from freezng to death.
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It was the early 80s and I was in the library in Woodbridge Middle School. I found a hardcover book that seemed interesting. A time travel story. Being into science fiction I, of course, checked it out. I enjoyed it so much that I remembered it till this day. In fact, I had to order it when I found it on Amazon. Of course I had forgotten the title, the author, almost everything but was lucky to find a site on prehistoric fiction. But lets move onto the plot.
Yes, the plot is simple - in those days sending teens back in time was the norm. Teenagers in sci-fi fought aliens, destroyed monsters and saved the world all the time. Sometimes more than once.
Sadly, the science, mostly with early life, is outdated. Well, duh, it was first printed in 1966. Of course the dinosaurs and their behavior is all wrong. But I think it would still make a good gift for a child just starting to read or explore books. Or for a person who wants, like me, to relive moments of childhood.
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Tunnel Through Time is about a boy named Bob, his dad invented a time ring. So Bob, his friend, and his friend's dad go through time. They were there for a week. They wanted to go back, but they couldn't find the time ring. To find out the conclusion, read the book.
This book is a good book. The characters are interesting. They are interesting becuase they all have different personalities. Bob is the son of Sam Miller. Sma is the inventor of the timr ring. Pete is Bob's friend. Doc Tom is an archiologist and also Pete's dad. The charcters are good because they go with the book. For example, Doc Tom is an archiologist and they go back to the time of dinosaurs. This story takes place in a small town. Well, if you read the book I hope you will like it.
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IT WAS A FAVORATE BOOK OF MINE WHEN I WAS IN ELEMENTRY SCHOOL ITS A GREAT BOOK FOR YOUNG READERS.
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I read this book in elementary school. I loved it. I've now purchased it for my kids!
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I read this book years ago when I was A teen. I remember that I really liked it.
40 some-odd years later, it's still A really good read. Lester Delrey is A master of science fiction.
I also recommend his short story," The Infinite Worlds of Maybe", where I first Heard of the concept of alternate worlds-
decades before "Sliders".
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This must have been the very first science fiction book I ever read, back in grade school. It had high adventure and just enough romance to keep an eight-year-old from running in panic. I would like this book to be available in Kindle. It should be available... full stop.
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