A Time Traveler's Theory of Relativity
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.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Books ®|
|Number of Pages||352|
|BISACS||JUV036000, JUV013000, JUV064000|
|Dimensions||5.25 x 7.5|
|Guided Reading Level||Z|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.7|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||503847|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||9.0|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides|
Note: Accelerated Reader® values are estimates.
School Library Journal
“Any young reader who wants to believe that magic can change the harsh realities of life will find much to enjoy here. Recommended for all middle grade fantasy sections.”—School Library Journal
“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.”—Booklist
“This soft-science-fiction debut will resonate with Madeleine L’Engle fans.”—Kirkus Reviews
“This novel will stretch your both your brain and your heart at the same time. Find the thread and jump in. You’ll be so glad that you did.”—Kathi Appelt, author of Angel Thieves and 2013 National Book Award Finalist The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
Erin Entrada Kelly
“This is an incredible book, no matter which time universe you’re in. I couldn’t put it down. One of my favorite debut novels of the year.”—Erin Entrada Kelly, New York Times bestselling author and 2018 Newbery Medal winner
“[A]n excellent adventure that pulls at the heart as much as the mind.”—Fran Wilde, award-winning author of The Bone Universe series and Riverland
Author: Nicole Valentine
Nicole Valentine writes books about the crossroads in our world where science and magic meet. She writes for middle grade and young adult readers and reads absolutely everything. You are as likely to find her curled up on the sofa reading a biography about Richard Feynman or Carl Sagan, as reading a book by Alice Hoffman or Kate DiCamillo. Nicole earned her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. In her prior timeline as a technologist, she managed web development at CNN.com and went on to launch Space.com as well as various other start-ups. She was the Chief Technology Officer of Figment.com, a website for teens interested in reading and writing young adult fiction, which was sold to Random House in 2013. Outside of fictional world-building, you can find her walking around with a hawk on her arm or wrangling two giant dogs named Merlin and Arthur. She resides outside of Philadelphia with her family.
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A Time Traveler's Theory of Relativity
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… View available downloads →