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Title:
Time traveler: children through time
Author:
Bull, Angela, 1936-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : DK Pub., 1999.
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Sophie and Jake, who don't find history interesting, test a computer program that shows what life was like in ancient Rome, Viking times, the Renaissance, the Gold Rush era, World War Two, and into the space age.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
460 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.5 0.5 43951.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.4 3 Quiz: 25037 Guided reading level: P.
ISBN:
9780789447630

9780789447623
Format :
Book

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At this level the Readers introduce more complex sentence structures and increased vocabulary. Archive photos and detailed illustrations make the stories exciting for children to read on their own.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-A disappointing offering. In this beginning chapter book, Sophie and Jake, both bored with history, are asked by their teacher to test a new computer game, "Children Through Time." By typing in key words and clicking on the video button, the youngsters learn about ancient Rome, the Vikings, the Renaissance, the Gold Rush, World War II, and the Space Age. The history segments, which feature children living in the respective time periods, are loosely connected by commentary from the two students. "I wonder who's on the boat-and where they've been. Let's find out." Jake proceeds to click the video button. Interesting photographs and drawings do not make up for the fact that there is no plot or characterization here. It's like reading about two kids in front of a television, flipping channels. With so many good historical fiction titles available, there's no need to get this book. If you want a computer game, buy one.-Anne Knickerbocker, Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.