Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Time Museum by Matthew Loux

Here is the first in a new graphic novel series.  Delia, a academic geek, is offered an opportunity to compete for an internship at the Time Museum.  There are five other kids also competing, and they are from different times and places in the world.  After a period of training, the six kids are sent to their first trial, in the time of the dinosaurs.  Not everything goes as planned, and the group has to learn to work together in order to not get eaten.  While in the Cretaceous period, Delia meets a time traveler who is not from the Museum. The same mysterious guy keeps showing up in later trials as well. As the trials continue, the kids have to try to figure out who they can and cannot trust.

This is a fun, action filled, sci-fi that will appeal to kids who like Amulet.  I personally didn't like Loux's the animation style quite as well as Kibuishi's but the story is interesting and exciting, and the characters are endearing. I chose to read this one this week because it is new and I wanted to make sure it was appropriate for the 12-and-under crowd.  It totally is and I think it will be a popular series. (256 p)

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