A Tale Of Time City

Paperback | April 12, 2012

byDiana Wynne JonesForeword byUrsula K Le Guin

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A  thrilling story by the legendary Diana Wynne Jones—with an introduction by Ursula K. Le Guin.

London, 1939. Vivian Smith thinks she is being evacuated to the countryside, because of the war. But she is being kidnapped - out of her own time. Her kidnappers are Jonathan and Sam, two boys her own age, from a place called Time City, designed especially to oversee history. But now history is going critical, and Jonathan and Sam are convinced that Time City's impending doom can only be averted by a twentieth-century girl named Vivian Smith. Too bad they have the wrong girl. . . .

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A  thrilling story by the legendary Diana Wynne Jones—with an introduction by Ursula K. Le Guin.London, 1939. Vivian Smith thinks she is being evacuated to the countryside, because of the war. But she is being kidnapped - out of her own time. Her kidnappers are Jonathan and Sam, two boys her own age, from a place called Time City, desi...

Diana Wynne Jones was the multiple award-winning author of many fantasy novels for children, teenagers, and adults. Her book Howl's Moving Castle was made into an Academy Award-nominated major animated feature by Hayao Miyazaki. She received the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. Married to the medievalist J. A. Burrow, ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.2 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:April 12, 2012Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142420158

ISBN - 13:9780142420157

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it! I love Dianna Wynne Jones' books! She is most well know for Howl's Moving Castle, but has written many other brilliant books, this especially. It was very interesting, although it did get a little confusing towards the end, it has no other faults. I advise you strongly to read this book!
Date published: 2015-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still a favourite to read First published in 1987, "A Tale Of Time City" is still one of my favourite books. While being a science-fiction story, it is unhindered by the 'technobabble' of similar type of novels, making it easily accessible even to younger readers, without compromising the story. Less a 'Star Trek'-style, and more along the lines of Robin Klein, Emily Rodda or even Enid Blyton doing sci-fi., I still find this story as entertaining as an adult as I did when I first read it about 25 years ago.
Date published: 2015-01-13

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"Jones (author of Howl's Moving Castle and Warlock at the Wheel) has written a powerfully moving story about children who are, quite literally, racing through time to save their world."—Publishers Weekly"Diana Wynne Jones, regarded as one of Britain's premier fantasy writers for young people, has produced another fascinating work of science fiction and adventure, brought to you by cast of truly unique and amusing characters."—Children's Literature "Absolutely first-rate entertainment."—School Library Journal