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Tanglewreck

by Winterson, Jeanette, 1959-

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Fiction juv WINTERSON Jeanette
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  juv WINTERSON Jeanette
 
 
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Children Fiction J Win
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
 
Collection  Children Fiction
 
Call Number  J Win
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Fiction Collection j Fic Winterso
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j Fic Winterso
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Young Adult Fiction YA F WIN
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  YA F WIN
 
 
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j WIN
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  j WIN
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j WIN
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  j WIN
 
 
Summary

Something frightening is happening to time. Time tornadoes are ripping people from the present, never to return them, while a woolly mammoth inexplicably appears on banks of the River Thames. Eleven-year-old Silver and her guardian live in a house called Tanglewreck, which is somehow at the center of these mysterious time warps. A strange heirloom called the Timekeeper is hidden somewhere in the house, and Silver must find it and protect it . . . because whoever gets hold of the Timekeeper will have the power to control time-and life as we know it-forever.
Reviews
"The sheer exhilaration of the adventure and the many fascinating historical and scientific allusions will keep readers engrossed through to the satisfying conclusion." -Publishers Weekly "An appealing read for fantasy and science- fiction fans alike...Well-developed main characters add liveliness and suspense to the story, while secondary characters (a pair of inept thugs, the original Schrödinger's cat) add touches of humor to a basically sober story. The climax is chaotic and exciting; the resolution is realistic, bittersweet." -Kirkus Reviews "Winterson masterfully weaves together an imaginative array of settings and characters to bring the story to its exhilarating fulfillment. Silver's varied relationships add even more depth, encapsulating family, friendship, deceit, and abuse... "[T]his time-bending sci-fi adventure will be a fine addition to young adult collections." -School Library Journal "Winterson seamlessly combines rousing adventure with time warps, quantum physics, and a few wonderfully hapless flunkies. Her clever science will draw fans of Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, and her dastardly villains and resourceful youngsters will remind readers of the Lemony Snicket's books about the hapless Baudelaires." --Booklist "Silver is a plucky hero in the mold of Neil Gaiman's Coraline and Philip Pullman's Lyra, a creature of action not introspection.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Time has become unpredictable; "time tornadoes" are picking up school buses and depositing wooly mammoths on the banks of the Thames. Eleven-year-old Silver lives in a sprawling manse, Tanglewreck, with her greedy guardian. One day evil Abel Darkwater visits Tanglewreck in search of a timekeeper that he insists belonged to Silver's father, who, with his wife and other daughter, has disappeared. Silver has no idea what he's talking about, but\b \b0 Darkwater isn't convinced. He imprisons her in his clock-filled London home, where he plans to keep her until she tells him what he wants to know. She's rescued by Gabriel, a strange boy from a clan that has made its home beneath London for more than a century. Together, Silver and Gabriel search for the timekeeper and foil the villain. Winterson seamlessly combines rousing adventure with time warps, quantum physics, and a few wonderfully hapless flunkies. Her clever science will draw fans of Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, 0 and her dastardly villains and resourceful youngsters will remind readers of Lemony Snicket's books about the hapless Baudelaires. --Diana Herald Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: ""The sheer exhilaration of the adventure and the many fascinating historical and scientific allusions will keep readers engrossed," said PW about this "romp through space and time with an intrepid 11-year-old heroine." Ages 8-12. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Time -- Juvenile fiction.
Time travel -- Juvenile fiction.
Space and time -- Juvenile fiction.
Clocks and watches -- Juvenile fiction.
Time -- Fiction.
Time travel -- Fiction.
Space and time -- Fiction.
Clocks and watches -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Bloomsbury Children's Books :2006
Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers,
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Language English
Description 414 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 1582349193
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