Time Travelling with a Hamster

When Al Chaudhury discovers his late dad's time machine, he has a chance to save his dad's life - but to do it he must travel to 1984.

Author: Ross Welford

Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

ISBN: 9780008156312

Category:

Page: 400

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A truly original debut novel from an extraordinarily talented new voice in children s books. Laugh, cry and wonder at this race-against-time story of a boy who travels back to 1984 to prevent a go-kart accident, and save his father s life My dad died twice. Once when he was thirty nine and again four years later when he was twelve. The first time had nothing to do with me. The second time definitely did, but I would never even have been there if it hadn t been for his time machine When Al Chaudhury discovers his late dad s time machine, he finds that going back to the 1980s requires daring and imagination. It also requires lies, theft, burglary, and setting his school on fire. All without losing his pet hamster, Alan Shearer "

Time Traveling with a Hamster

Twelve-year-old Al Chaudhury discovers his late dad's time machine and travels back to 1984 with his pet hamster to prevent the go-kart accident that killed his father.

Author: Ross Welford

Publisher: Yearling Books

ISBN: 9781524714369

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

View: 900

Back to the Future meets The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in this original, poignant, race-against-time story about a boy who travels back to 1984 to save his father's life. My dad died twice. Once when he was thirty-nine and again four years later, when he was twelve. On his twelfth birthday, Al Chaudhury receives a letter from his dead father. It directs him to the bunker of their old house, where Al finds a time machine (an ancient computer and a tin bucket). The letter also outlines a mission: travel back to 1984 and prevent the go-kart accident that will eventually take his father's life. But as Al soon discovers, whizzing back thirty years requires not only imagination and courage, but also lying to your mom, stealing a moped, and setting your school on fire--oh, and keeping your pet hamster safe. With a literary edge and tons of commerical appeal, this incredible debut has it all: heart, humor, vividly imagined characters, and a pitch-perfect voice. From the Hardcover edition.

Time Travel

CoNFLICTING: If a time traveller visited themselves, then a proposition similar to
HEIGHT would be true. ... for instance, in both Palmer's 'The Time Tragedy' [1934)
and Welford's Time Travelling with a Hamster [2015] a time machine can't send ...

Author: Nikk Effingham

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192580051

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 388

There are various arguments for the metaphysical impossibility of time travel. Is it impossible because objects could then be in two places at once? Or is it impossible because some objects could bring about their own existence? In this book, Nikk Effingham contends that no such argument is sound and that time travel is metaphysically possible. His main focus is on the Grandfather Paradox: the position that time travel is impossible because someone could not go back in time and kill their own grandfather before he met their grandmother. In such a case, Effingham argues that the time traveller would have the ability to do the impossible (so they could kill their grandfather) even though those impossibilities will never come about (so they won't kill their grandfather). He then explores the ramifications of this view, discussing issues in probability and decision theory. The book ends by laying out the dangers of time travel and why, even though no time machines currently exist, we should pay extra special care ensuring that nothing, no matter how small or microscopic, ever travels in time.

The Dog Who Saved the World

The astounding new novel from the bestselling and Costa-shortlisted author of Time Travelling with a Hamster, this is a story for everyone of ten and older who loves adventure, laughs and tears.

Author: Ross Welford

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008256985

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

View: 950

The astounding new novel from the bestselling and Costa-shortlisted author of Time Travelling with a Hamster, this is a story for everyone of ten and older who loves adventure, laughs and tears.

The 1 000 year old Boy

The astonishing, beautiful new story for all readers of 10 and over from the bestselling and Costa-shortlisted author of TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER.

Author: Ross Welford

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008256950

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 764

The astonishing, beautiful new story for all readers of 10 and over from the bestselling and Costa-shortlisted author of TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER.

Representing Agency in Popular Culture

The hamster's irrational scampering serves one central function that has nothing
to do with animal agency; it operates as a ... Likewise, Al in Time Travelling with a
Hamster first acts as a social agent when he steps in-between a group of boys ...

Author: Ingrid E. Castro

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498574955

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 350

View: 684

Representing Agency in Popular Culture addresses the intersection of child and youth agency and popular culture. Here, scholars expand understandings of agency, power, and voice in children’s lives, identifying popular culture as an important source of inspiration and inquiry within the future of childhood studies.

Mystery of the Sturbridge Keys

Brie loves history almost as much as she loves reading books about time travel.
Brie and Abby are very close. They love to share ... “I'm reading Time Travelling
with a Hamster, by Ross Welford. Al has a hamster who travels back in time with ...

Author: Linda Hourihan HHCP

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1532007620

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

View: 823

Dramatic time travel fiction as a family is cast into ancient history and pre-history, slavery and immigration, the birth of Christmas, and how Noahs sons populate the earth through the empires. 70th Anniversary of Old Sturbridge Village Harriet Tubman on the new $20 bill Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin tales Noahs repopulation through the empires Who are the Egyptian slaves? Old Sturbridge Village discovers the secret of Christmas

What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible

From the author of the unforgettable bestseller TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER comes another surprising, beautiful and funny novel about a child who, by disappearing, will write herself into your heart forever...

Author: Ross Welford

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008156360

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

View: 386

From the author of the unforgettable bestseller TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER comes another surprising, beautiful and funny novel about a child who, by disappearing, will write herself into your heart forever...

The Kid Who Came From Space

The stunning new 10+ story from the bestselling and award-winning author of TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER, for anyone who loved the humour of WALL-E, the action of STAR WARS and the deeply touching emotion of ET.

Author: Ross Welford

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008333793

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 322

The stunning new 10+ story from the bestselling and award-winning author of TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER, for anyone who loved the humour of WALL-E, the action of STAR WARS and the deeply touching emotion of ET.

Check Mates

Stewart Foster carries off an astonishing feat of storytelling in this exceptional book' Julia Eccleshare, lovereading.co.uk ‘A gripping and deeply moving book.’ Jamila Gavin, author of Coram Boy 'One thing we know about good books is ...

Author: Stewart Foster

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471172244

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 128

'Funny and heartfelt with a cunning twist. Stewart Foster is a grandmaster.' - ROSS WELFORD 'An inspirational underdog story and a chilling mystery! A winning combination.' - DAVID SOLOMONS Some people think that I’m a problem child, that I’m lazy and never pay attention in lessons. But the thing is, I’m not a problem child at all. I’m just a child with a problem. Felix is struggling at school. His ADHD makes it hard for him to concentrate and his grades are slipping. Everyone keeps telling him to try harder, but no one seems to understand just how hard he finds it. When Mum suggests Felix spends time with his grandfather, Felix can’t think of anything worse. Granddad hasn’t been the same since Grandma died. Plus he’s always trying to teach Felix boring chess. But sometimes the best lessons come in the most unexpected of places, and Granddad soon shows Felix that there’s everything to play for. Praise for ALL THE THINGS THAT COULD GO WRONG 'A moving, humane, funny portrait of two very different boys discovering what connects us all.' Kiran Milwood Hargrave, author ofThe Girl of Ink and Stars ‘It’s amazing!’ Ross Welford, author of Time Travelling with a Hamster 'I loved it.' Lisa Thompson, author of The Goldfish Boy 'A touching, funny, gripping read that tackles important issues in a sensitive and thoroughly enjoyable way. Highly recommended.' Stuart Robinson, author of If Ever I Fall 'A timely story of courage and reminder of what we all share.' Christopher Edge, author ofThe Many Worlds of Albie Bright 'Powerful and warm ... this will linger long in the mind.' Guardian Praise for THE BUBBLE BOY, winner of the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award in 2016 ‘Poignant, hopeful and heartbreaking.’ Fiona Noble – Children’s Editor, The Bookseller 'Deeply moving and utterly gripping . . . Stewart Foster carries off an astonishing feat of storytelling in this exceptional book' Julia Eccleshare, lovereading.co.uk ‘A gripping and deeply moving book.’ Jamila Gavin, author of Coram Boy 'One thing we know about good books is their amazing ability to inspire empathy in the reader; to explore ideas and viewpoints that arise from experiences that are out of our own realm. The Bubble Boy does this with warmth, quirkiness and a light-hearted touch.' Guardian

The Big Wet Balloon

Matilda teaches her little sister Clemmie all the delights of a wet Saturday.

Author: Liniers

Publisher: Toon Books

ISBN: 9781943145478

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 678

Matilda teaches her little sister Clemmie all the delights of a wet Saturday.

Worst Holiday Ever

A hilarious new book from the bestselling children's author - Adrian Mole for the new generation! *'Made me cry with laughter and my heart ache' Lisa Thompson, author of The Goldfish Boy* *'Funniest.

Author: Charlie Higson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241414792

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 719

A hilarious new book from the bestselling children's author - Adrian Mole for the new generation! *'Made me cry with laughter and heart ache' Lisa Thompson, author of The Goldfish Boy* *'Funniest. Book. Ever' Ross Welford, author of Time Travelling with a Hamster* Stan is going on holiday to Italy with his (fifth) best friend Felix and a load of strangers. Stan is absolutely terrified. Luckily, his mum's given him an emergency list that includes how to survive a shark attack, and what to do if he gets kidnapped. Stan thinks that a better list would include how to cope with odd food, and what to do if he accidentally calls Felix's mum 'mum' in front of everybody. And it soon turns out Italy is full of dangers and things that can go wrong. One thing's for certain, Stan's not going to come back the same boy he left. He just hope he comes back at all . . . Worst. Holiday. Ever is a story about facing fears, dealing with worries, and how it's OK to be anxious, scared, and sometimes a little bit brave.

Big Fish

Stewart Foster carries off an astonishing feat of storytelling in this exceptional book' Julia Eccleshare, lovereading.co.uk 'A gripping and deeply moving book' Jamila Gavin, author of Coram Boy 'One thing we know about good books is their ...

Author: Stewart Foster

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books

ISBN: 9781471145421

Category:

Page: 208

View: 727

There are two sides to every story Dan is angry. Nothing has been the same since his big brother left, and he's taking it out on the nearest and weakest target: Alex. Alex is struggling. His severe OCD makes it hard for him to leave the house, especially when Dan and his gang are waiting for him at school . . . Then the boys' mums arrange for them to meet up and finish building the raft that Dan started with his brother. Two enemies stuck together for the whole of the school holidays - what could possibly go wrong? Praise for THE BUBBLE BOY: 'Poignant, hopeful and heartbreaking' Fiona Noble - Children's Editor, The Bookseller 'Deeply moving and utterly gripping . . . Stewart Foster carries off an astonishing feat of storytelling in this exceptional book' Julia Eccleshare, lovereading.co.uk 'A gripping and deeply moving book' Jamila Gavin, author of Coram Boy 'One thing we know about good books is their amazing ability to inspire empathy in the reader; to explore ideas and viewpoints that arise from experiences that are out of our own realm. The Bubble Boy does this with warmth, quirkiness and a light-hearted touch.' The Guardian

The Shadow Breaker

A tale of friendship, adventure and unpredictable magic.

Author: Steven Rivers

Publisher: Steven Rivers

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 198

View: 444

A tale of friendship, adventure and unpredictable magic. Perfect for fans of Cogheart and Time Travelling With a Hamster. Elizabeth's world is changed forever when she falls into another dimension. And to get back home she'll need to confront the secrets of her past and discover what she really is. She'll also need to steal a magical clockwork box from the top of the fearsome Darkstone Tower. But with a bungling barbarian, a kung-fu fighting monk, a mad professor and a bandit thief on her side … what could possibly go wrong?

The Perfect Parent Project

Then his best friend Leah suggests that rather than wait for a family to come to him, he should go out and find one. So begins The Perfect Parent Project ... But Sam may just discover that family has a funny way of finding you.

Author: Stewart Foster

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471191257

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 251

From the award-winning author of THE BUBBLE BOY comes a heart-warming and unforgettable story? that follows one boy’s search for the perfect family, with surprising and unexpected results. 'Friendship, laughter, suspense and more!' - Ross Welford, author of TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER and THE 1000-YEAR-OLD BOY THINGS MY PERFECT PARENTS MUST HAVE: 1. A mega mansion like the ones footballers live in 2. A garage wall with a basketball hoop 3. No gerbils 4. Holidays to Disneyland All Sam wants is a family of his own, a home instead of a ‘house’ and parents he knows will still be there when he wakes up. Because Sam has been in and out of foster care his whole life and he can’t imagine ever feeling like he truly belongs. Then his best friend Leah suggests that rather than wait for a family to come to him, he should go out and find one. So begins The Perfect Parent Project ... But Sam may just discover that family has a funny way of finding you.

UNTITLED STEWART FOSTER 1

From the award-winning author of THE BUBBLE BOY comes a heart-warming and unforgettable story​ that follows one boy's search for the perfect family, with surprising and unexpected results.

Author: Stewart Foster

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's

ISBN: 9781471191268

Category:

Page: 352

View: 840

From the award-winning author of THE BUBBLE BOY comes a heart-warming and unforgettable story​ that follows one boy's search for the perfect family, with surprising and unexpected results. Perfect for fans of Onjali Q. Rauf and Lisa Thompson. 'Friendship, laughter, suspense and more!' - Ross Welford, author of TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER and THE 1000-YEAR-OLD BOY

Spark

Sometimes all it takes is just one spark. Praise for Mitch Johnson 'Fizzes with adventure and great characters who pop from the page' - Peter Bunzl, bestselling author of Cogheart 'I read it all in one gulp!

Author: Mitch Johnson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1510107649

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page:

View: 652

A land trapped in summer. A missing father. A dangerous journey. The explosive, action-packed new adventure from the award-winning author of Kick and Pop! Ash has always lived in Last Village, lonely since the day his father left and never came back. The world is unbearably hot, water is drying up, and life is hard. After a vicious thunderstorm, Ash wakes to find that the village's water has completely run out, and all the other villagers have mysteriously disappeared. Accompanied by the outcast Bronwen, Ash sets off in search of water, for answers about what happened to the villagers, with hope they might find 'The Kingdom' - a rumoured land to the north where life still flourishes. Ash and Bronwen have to survive a journey across an arid landscape, discovering that other people out there are even more dangerous than the lightning strikes that follow them. Then they reach The Wall - beyond it, something impossible. Lying in wait are the answers Ash is searching for, and maybe even the truth about what happened to his father. If only he could get past The Wall... Sometimes all it takes is just one spark. Praise for Mitch Johnson 'Fizzes with adventure and great characters who pop from the page' - Peter Bunzl, bestselling author of Cogheart 'I read it all in one gulp!' - Ross Welford, bestselling author of Time Travelling with a Hamster 'A bonkers Willy-Wonka nightmare designed to get children thinking about the effects of everything they buy' - Ross Montgomery, bestselling author of The Midnight Guardians 'A zany adventure that will make you bubble with laughter and fizz with indignation on behalf of our planet' - Maria Kuzniar, bestselling author of The Ship of Shadows 'An exploding soda geyser of a book - an adventure story that will make you laugh, make you angry and make you want to do something to fix this crazy, messed up world' - Charlie Higson, bestselling author of Young Bond and The Enemy 'Pop! is an explosive and unforgettable adventure with defiant heroes, devious villains, deadly corporate secrets all told with Johnson's brilliant humour. I loved it' - Tamsin Winter, bestselling author of Jemima Small Versus the Universe

The Whispers

But most of all he wishes his mother would come home . . . Four months later, the police are no closer to finding out the truth - and Riley decides to take matters into his own hands. But do the Whispers really exist?

Author: Greg Howard

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241367093

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 927

A coming-of-age tale that will make you laugh and cry, perfect for fans of Time Travelling With a Hamster and The Goldfish Boy. Before she disappeared, Riley's mama used to tell him stories about the Whispers, mysterious creatures with the power to grant wishes. Riley wishes for lots of things. He wishes his secret crush Dylan liked him back. He wishes the bumbling detective would stop asking awkward questions. But most of all he wishes his mother would come home . . . Four months later, the police are no closer to finding out the truth - and Riley decides to take matters into his own hands. But do the Whispers really exist? And what is Riley willing to do to find out?

The Longest Night of Charlie Noon

From the award-winning author of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright and The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day. "A spooky and breathtaking adventure. Christopher Edge takes the reader on an unforgettable journey.

Author: Christopher Edge

Publisher: Nosy Crow

ISBN: 1788005554

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 127

"If you go into the woods, Old Crony will get you." Secrets, spies or maybe even a monster... What lies in the heart of the wood? Charlie, Dizzy and Johnny are determined to discover the truth, but when night falls without warning they find themselves trapped in a nightmare. Lost in the woods, strange dangers and impossible puzzles lurk in the shadows. As time plays tricks, can Charlie solve this mystery and find a way out of the woods? But what if this night never ends...? A timeless novel for anyone who's ever felt lost. From the award-winning author of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright and The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day. Cover illustration by Matt Saunders.

Hamsters as a Hobby

... and away from drafts. Don't travel with a pregnant or nursing hamster. In fact, if
at all possible, try to put off any travelling plans that you might have considered
for this time. At this time, the pregnant or nursing hamster should be at home in ...

Author: Greg Ovechka

Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780866224123

Category: Pets

Page: 98

View: 450

Covers the care, feeding, and raising of hamsters as pets.