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by Jane Langton

  • ISBN: 0439322359
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  • Author: Jane Langton
  • Other formats: mbr lit doc lrf
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Scholastic Book (2003)
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • FB2 size: 1770 kb
  • EPUB size: 1906 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 755
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Jane Gillson Langton (December 30, 1922 – December 22, 2018) was an American author of children's literature and mystery novels. She also illustrated her novels. Langton was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

Jane Gillson Langton (December 30, 1922 – December 22, 2018) was an American author of children's literature and mystery novels. She studied astronomy at Wellesley College and the University of Michigan, receiving a bachelor's degree in 1944. in art history from the University of Michigan in 1945, and another . from Radcliffe College in 1948. She studied at the Boston Museum School from 1958 to 1959.

Eddy receives a mysterious gift from India, an old-fashioned bike that transports its rider through time.

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The expensive new bike that Eddy receives for his birthday is stolen, then replaced .

The expensive new bike that Eddy receives for his birthday is stolen, then replaced by an old-fashioned one from his royal Indian uncle. After 16 years of mostly mysteries for adults, Langton resurrects the Concord cast of Fragile Flag (1984) and its predecessors for a charming, if patchwork, time-travel tale.

Well The Time Bike is a great book to read in your spare time since its short but still I may be wrong,right?If your 9,10,or 11 this book would be great for yo. t might not be better then Jane Langton's other books like The Fledgling but i may be wrong I havn't read it yet but. I am!I dont really. I am!I dont really want to give the book away but ill say one thing so im warning you if you dont want to know STOP READING NOW!Well if you choose to listen here it goes, dont say I didnt warn you:Eddy gets a bike and its a time bike. Since I dont want to tell everthing about the book.

It is into this world that Homer Kelly, Emersonian scholar and part-time sleuth, comes to spend a semester lecturing. Though expecting a vacation, he finds Oxford to be a swamp of theft, fraud, and murder. Homer defends a crazed poet accused of using an eclipse as cover for murderFor all her life, poet Kitty Clark has waited to see a total eclipse of the sun.

ISBN 10: 0439322359 ISBN 13: 9780439322355. Publisher: Scholastic Book, 2003.

Jane Langton is a master blender. She mixes Indian magic, the transcendental philosophies of Emerson and Thoreau, and the plain everyday life of Concord, Mass. and comes up with a splendid fantasy. Always a witty and literate writer.

The strangest things seem to happen to the Hall family--like the time Eddy and Eleanor had an adventure and found an enchanted diamond, or the summer their cousin Georgie flew with geese. Now their adventure is with time itself. It starts when Eddy receives an unusually large packing crate from his mysterious uncle, Prince Krishna, containing an old-fashioned bicycle, complete with a wicker basket--the kind of bike no self-respecting boy like Eddy would be caught dead riding. The bike possesses more than just a basket, however: It possesses the ability to travel through time, and soon Eddy is on the ride of his life! But trips through time can have unpredictable results, and they're not without danger....
Reviews about The Time Bike (7):
komandante
The Time Bike is the sixth book in Langton's loosely-connected Concord series for children. Although it does contain references to the prior novels, it can stand alone. Unfortunately, it can't stand too well, with or without its predecessors - The Time Bike is a disappointing entry in a series that contains wonderful books like The Astonishing Stereoscope and The Fledgling.
Edward's new bike is stolen, but he recieves another one from Prince Krishna, the deus ex machina of this series. To Eddy's dismay, the replacement bike is old-fashioned. At first he's embarrassed to be seen with it, but he feels better about it after he discovers it can travel through time. He and his associates have a few disjointed temporal adventures and defeat the nefarious Prawn and Preek.
The Time Bike lacks both the intelligence and the magic that made the first four books in this series so marvelous. The other books, too, benefitted from a sense of unforced depth and penetrating insights, while this book skims along the surface and very deliberately does not look too long or too hard at anything.
Over all, a rather depressing book, with flaws I hope will be corrected in future entries in the series. Jane Langton's children's fiction is well worth reading - but please, start with The Diamond in the Window. Starting with The Time Bike is a disservice both to the series and to the author.
Agantrius
A good read.
Kage
Very disappointed in this book. Excessively over descriptive yet provides no depth of story line or purpose to the book. The subplot of the sister obsessively pining about not being popular enough to get invited to a party was utterly pathetic and sexist. I was ashamed to have picked this book out for my 8 yr old son and force him to listen to this very poor attempt of literature. Im trying to get him to embrace chapter books, not dread them. It refers to children as ugly, fat and stupid many times
Adrietius
Are you intrested in the past, or the future? Do you like science fiction? I do not, but if you do, The Time Bike is the book for you. The book is about a boy named, Eddy, who gets a mysterious bike. He doesn't know what kind of bike it is until he sees a clock on it. When he figures that it is a time bike, he uses it many times. I gave this book two stars because I liked some of the adventures that Eddy went on, but not all of them. For example, on one of them, Eddy went back in time to learn about Henry David Thoreau. One of the adventures that I liked was when Elenor (Eddy's sister) had a turn on the bike. I wish that I could go to some of the places they went. I was disappointed that I didn't learn about Mr. Thoreau when Eddy went back in time. I recommend this book to an eleven or twelve year old.
Mr_KiLLaURa
This book is about a boy who gets a bike for his birthday. The bike was the newest one in town. When the boy leaves it unchained on his front porch it gets stolen. A few days later a prince that is that is married to his older sister sends him a new bike from the 1980's but the boy didn't know that it was magic and could travel through time. The boy makes some big mistakes while traveling through the past and future. He makes a really big mistake but you will have to read the book to find out what it is.

I think you should read this book because it is a great fantasy book. It will really blow you back on your heals! It is also a great children's book. You should read it today.

-Brendan
Vetitc
Well The Time Bike is a great book to read in your spare time since its short but still I may be wrong ,right?If your 9,10,or 11 this book would be great for you.It might not be better then Jane Langton's other books like The Fledgling but i may be wrong I havn't read it yet but I am!I dont really want to give the book away but ill say one thing so im warning you if you dont want to know STOP READING NOW!Well if you choose to listen here it goes, dont say I didnt warn you:Eddy gets a bike and its a time bike.Since I dont want to tell everthing about the book and ruin it hmmm...thats all folks.Haha!Well for the One sentence 9 words summary.Haha!Ive got one more thing to say though.If you look I gave this book 5 stars because I like time well not like how I like math,science,and school.But time traveling would be how should I say this.....FUN!Not that I tried it but theres not a lot of time traveling in the book.The books about... at least I think its about a boy who gets a bike and finds out the bike is special very special and he wants to to change the world and history!Just read the book alredy!
Arlana
I am currently reading this novel. This is a great book and should have been a Newbery candidate!!!!

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