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A time traveler's theory of relativity

by Valentine, Nicole (Fiction writer),

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Fiction J VALENTINE
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  J VALENTINE
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j VALENTINE Nicole
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Fiction
 
Call Number  j VALENTINE Nicole
 
 
Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J FIC VALEN
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Juvenile
 
Call Number  J FIC VALEN
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC VALENTINE
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Fiction
 
Call Number  J FIC VALENTINE
 
 
 
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Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
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Summary

He believes in science, but only magic can help his mom.
Twelve-year-old Finn is used to people in his family disappearing. His twin sister, Faith, drowned when they were three years old. A few months ago, his mom abandoned him and his dad with no explanation. Finn clings to the concrete facts in his physics books--and to his best friend, Gabi--to ward off his sadness. But then his grandmother tells him a secret: the women in their family are Travelers, able to move back and forth in time. Finn's mom is trapped somewhere in the timeline, and she's left Finn a portal to find her. But to succeed, he'll have to put his trust in something bigger than logic.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Finn's upcoming thirteenth birthday is the painful, annual reminder of his twin sister's death. This year, his mother is gone, too. She just needs some time, says Finn's father, but it doesn't help Finn feel any better. Left with his gran for the weekend, science-minded Finn discovers the fantastical truth: the women in his family are time travelers, and his mother has disappeared into another time line to save his sister. She needs Finn's help and, since he lacks the power to travel himself, she's left him a portal. With the help of his best friend Gabi, Finn embarks on a recursive journey through time. Not everyone in this small New England town agrees on what can and should be changed, but what Finn learns is a truth we all need: how we treat people changes everything. Though some time-travel threads remain tangled and would likely frustrate lovers of more rigorous sf mechanics, Valentine's debut is an emotionally compelling and heartfelt tale of love and family that is reminiscent of Tuck Everlasting and A Wrinkle in Time.--Eleanor Roth Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Time travel -- Juvenile fiction.
Missing persons -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Time travel -- Fiction.
Supernatural -- Fiction.
Secrets -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Fiction.
Family life -- Vermont -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Vermont -- Juvenile fiction.
Vermont -- Fiction.
Publisher Minneapolis :2019
Language English
Awards Carolyn W. Field Honor Book, 2020
Description 346 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781541555389
1541555384
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