Synopsis (from Goodreads.com): Noah lives for piloting spaceships through time, dodging killer robots and saving Earth’s animals from extinction. Life couldn’t be better. However, the twelve-year-old time traveler soon learns it could be a whole lot worse. His mom is abducted and taken to thirty-first century Mars; his dad becomes stranded in the Ice Age; and Noah is attacked at every turn by a foe bent on destroying a newly habitable, post-apocalyptic Earth.My Review: I loved it! It was a really fun and fast-paced read that had me on the edge of my seat. It was really very enjoyable. This is more of a middle-grade book, and while I usually read YA, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It was a fun futuristic take on the story of Noah's Ark with space and time travel. I didn't understand all the time travel stuff, but most of the characters didn't either so it didn't really throw me off.
Traveling through time in the family’s immense spaceship, Noah, a paraplegic from birth, must somehow care for the thousands of animals on board, while finding a way to rescue his parents. Along the way, he discovers his mother and father aren’t who he thought they were, and there is strength inside him he didn’t know he had.
Noah is your average twelve-year-old kid... except that instead of playing sports or video games, he flies space ships and time travels and saves extinct marmosets. Noah and his family, the Zarcs, are charged with rescuing extinct animals from the past in order to repopulate the Earth where no one is currently living. Unfortunately for Noah and his family, not everyone approves of this calling and will do almost anything to stop them.
I enjoyed all the characters and seeing how they interacted. The plot, as I said before, is fast-paced and exciting, making it hard to put down. I loved the way it ended, and it left me wanting more! The next book in the series comes out sometime next year. To far away! I can't wait to read it!
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Noah lives for piloting spaceships through time, dodging killer robots and saving Earth's animals from extinction.
Life couldn't be better.
But the twelve-year-old time traveler learns it could be a whole lot worse. His mom is kidnapped and taken to Mars; his dad is stranded in the Ice Age; and Noah is attacked at every turn by a foe bent on destroying Earth... for the second time.
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D. Robert Pease has been interested in creating worlds since childhood. From building in the sandbox behind his house, to drawing fantastical worlds with paper and pencil, there has hardly been a time he hasn't been off on some adventure in his mind, to the dismay of parents and teachers alike. Also, since the moment he could read, books have consumed vast swaths of his life. From The Mouse and the Motorcycle, to The Lord of the Rings, worlds just beyond reality have called to him like Homer's Sirens. It's not surprising then he chose to write stories of his own. Each filled with worlds just beyond reach, but close enough we can all catch a glimpse of ourselves in the characters.
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