Time traveling with a hamster

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Back to the Future meets The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in this original, poignant, race-against-time story about a boy who travels back to 1984 to save his father's life. My dad died twice. Once when he was thirty-nine and again four years later, when he was twelve. On his twelfth birthday, Al Chaudhury receives a letter from his dead father. It directs him to the bunker of their old house, where Al finds a time machine (an ancient computer and a tin bucket). The letter also outlines a mission: travel back to 1984 and prevent the go-kart accident that will eventually take his father's life. But as Al soon discovers, whizzing back thirty years requires not only imagination and courage, but also lying to your mom, stealing a moped, and setting your school on fire--oh, and keeping your pet hamster safe. With a literary edge and tons of commerical appeal, this incredible debut has it all: heart, humor, vividly imagined characters, and a pitch-perfect voice.
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Grouping Title time traveling with a hamster
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subject_facet Death -- Fiction, Death -- Juvenile fiction, Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction, Hamsters -- Fiction, Hamsters -- Juvenile fiction, Time travel -- Fiction, Time travel -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Time traveling with a hamster
title_full Time Traveling With a Hamster, Time Traveling with a Hamster, Time traveling with a hamster / Ross Welford
title_short Time traveling with a hamster
topic_facet Death, Fathers and sons, Hamsters, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Time travel