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 Wells Bequest
 Author: Shulman, Polly

 Publisher:  Penguin
 Pub Year: 2013

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 260 p.,  21 cm.

 BTSB No: 815690 ISBN: 9780399256462
 Ages: 10-14 Grades: 5-9

 Time travel -- Fiction
 Science fiction

Price: $6.50

Two teenagers use H. G. Wells's famous time machine to race through time and stop a dangerous enemy.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.30
   Points: 9.0   Quiz: 158601
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 4.40
   Points: 16.0   Quiz: 60793

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (05/15/13)
   School Library Journal (07/01/13)
 The Hornbook (00/07/13)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 07/01/2013 Gr 6–9—A mysterious visit from himself on a tiny time machine with a beautiful girl prompts Leo to seek out H.G. Wells's The Time Machine. That and the need to study historical robots for his science-fair project lead him to discover the New York Circulating Material Repository. There he finds not only the mysterious girl, but also a wonderfully unique library that seems to have some magical properties. He becomes a page and gains access to The Wells Bequest, a special collection that houses many of the fantastical items from Wells's books, including the infamous time machine. When another page threatens to destroy all of New York City with Nikola Tesla's death ray, Leo and Jaya, the head page, go back in time to try to stop him. Shulman once again crafts a marvelously engaging story that will have fantasy and sci-fi readers hooked. Tidbits about H.G. Wells and other famous writers are sprinkled throughout and will have readers seeking out their novels. In fact, this is a great tale that explores many aspects of time travel and science fiction without overwhelming readers in meticulous explanation. The adventure, danger, and hints of romance will have readers swiftly turning pages, anxious to discover each new surprise. All libraries serving middle-school readers will want to order this one.—Jessica Miller, West Springfield Public Library, MA - Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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