Nick Of Time

Nick Of Time

Paperback - 2009
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Nick of Time is the first young reader's book written by bestselling author Ted Bell.

The setting is England, 1939, on the eve of war. Nick and his sister, Kate, begin gathering vital information for Winston Churchill as he tries to warn England of the imminent Nazi invasion. But the Nazis become the least of Nick's problems after he discovers a time machine hidden in a cove. Unfortunately, the evil pirate Captain Billy Blood, who travels through time capturing little children and holding them for ransom, will stop at nothing to possess the priceless machine. With the help ofLord Hawke, whose children have been taken by Blood, Nick must fight the ruthless pirate on land and sea in two different centuries in a desperate attempt to save his home and his family from being utterly destroyed.

Publisher: New York : FS&G, 2009
ISBN: 9780312581435
0312581432

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While helping his father defend their island from the Nazis , Nick discovers a chest containing a time machine and a plea for help from his ancestor--in 1805. Nick now has to fight ruthless enemies in two different times who are determined to destroy his home.

Also available on audio CD.

Nick McIver is no ordinary boy, fighting pirates, beating Nazis at their game, and traveling through time.


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1oneup
Nov 24, 2015

This book is in the teen collection but it could be read by all ages. Great adventure story.

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crazygerbillady
Apr 22, 2015

I didn't really care for this book (but I am a grown-up, so I might have enjoyed it twenty years ago).

However, my main problem with the book is that Nick McIver's relative from the past has no way to know anything about his future descendents, so how does he know where, when, and to whom to send the time-travelling device? If this issue was addressed in the book, I have to admit that I completely missed it. I kept reading on, waiting to find out how ancestor-McIver knew about his descendent, but I never found out. I had been expecting that he'd sent the time-travelling device to the future after descendent-Nick had already visited him in the past, which would have made some kind of confusing sense, but that is not what happened.

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Sunshine8899
Jan 27, 2015

Amazing book!!! I could read it over and over. Ted Bell Sweeps you away with excellent writing , boggling storyline and unbeatable humor.

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Jinming
Jul 09, 2012

I currently have this book at home, and I am reading it for the, like, 5th time!!! This book is really interesting and funny. ;>

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pinoak
May 29, 2012

An adventure story along the lines of Treasure Island. Set during the Second World War, it features pirates, Nazis,Admiral Lord Nelson,and(of course) time travel.

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ACatNamedTofu
May 18, 2012

Most certainly an awesome story.

Shadow_Assassin Jul 20, 2010

this is an awessome story.

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Jinming
Jul 09, 2012

Jinming thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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