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Adventures in Time

Nick of Time hero battles Nazis and pirates

By Demarian Williams | May 15 , 2008
Photo courtesy St. Martin's Press
Photo courtesy St. Martin's Press

The main kid characters in Nick of Time by Ted Bell are ordinary kids on an extraordinary adventure through time. Nicholas McIver and his little sister, Kate, are helping their father spy on Nazi U-boats from the lighthouse where they live. Nick finds a mysterious sea chest that contains Leonardo da Vinci's time machine.

The dreaded pirate Billy Blood will do anything to get his hands on that machine. With the help of some friends, Nick embarks on an adventure that takes place more than 100 years in the past. He travels in time to save his dog, Jip, and others kidnapped by the wretched Billy Blood. He also runs into a relative along the way!

The plot moves quickly. I was definitely able to lose myself in the story. I felt as if I had jumped into the book and joined in all the action. My own world didn't even exist anymore after I got caught up in the story! I definitely think you should set aside the time to read Nick of Time.

Be sure to check out Demarian Williams' interview with Nick of Time author Ted Bell

About the Author

Demarian Williams is a member of the Scholastic Kids Press Corps.

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