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Time traveling with a hamster

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New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2016].
First edition.
Physical Desc:
426 pages ; 22 cm.
Main Library - Kids Fiction
JUV Fiction Welford
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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9780399551499, 0399551492, 9780399551505 (glb), 0399551506 (glb)
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Level 5.6, 12 Points
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"Originally published in paperback by HarperCollins Children's Books, London, in 2016"--Title page verso.
Twelve-year-old Al Chaudhury discovers his late dad's time machine and travels back to 1984 with his pet hamster to prevent the go-kart accident that killed his father.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Welford, R. (2016). Time traveling with a hamster. First edition. New York: Schwartz & Wade Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Welford, Ross. 2016. Time Traveling With a Hamster. New York: Schwartz & Wade Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Welford, Ross, Time Traveling With a Hamster. New York: Schwartz & Wade Books, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Welford, Ross. Time Traveling With a Hamster. First edition. New York: Schwartz & Wade Books, 2016. Print.

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