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Charlie Bone and the Time Twister (Children of the Red King, Bk 2)
Charlie Bone and the Time Twister - Children of the Red King, Bk 2
Author: Jenny Nimmo
January 1916. On the coldest night in memory, Henry Yewbeam's cousin Zeke tricks him into using the Time Twister, a beautiful marble full of shining colours that draws him into the future. And so the adventures begin... January 2002. A month after the excitement of Christmas, on another cold night, Charlie meets Henry reappearing at Bloor's in t...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780439496872
ISBN-10: 043949687X
Publication Date: 9/1/2003
Pages: 416
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 72 ratings
Publisher: Orchard
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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RoyalCatwoman avatar reviewed Charlie Bone and the Time Twister (Children of the Red King, Bk 2) on + 278 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
In this sequel to Midnight for Charlie Bone (Scholastic, 2003), Nimmo continues the saga of the endowed descendants of the Red King, who attend a very Hogwarts-like boarding school called Bloor's Academy. "The Time Twister," a marblelike ball with the power to transport people through time, brings Henry Yewbeam from 1916 to present day Bloor's. His evil, scheming cousin Ezekiel, who was responsible for sending him to the future, is still alive, and Charlie Bone must protect Henry and find a way to send him back into the past. This is a breezy read, even at its 400-page length. Sadly, there are plot elements that seem to come totally out of the blue or that just don't make sense. The power with which each individual child is endowed, such as the ability to create storms or to transform into a bird, seems arbitrarily created to provide dramatic rescues. A painting of a wizard named Skarpo is left for Charlie by one of his aunts. As readers of the first book know, Charlie can hear voices in pictures, and they now discover that he can actually enter them as well. Oddly, Henry seems unfazed by his trip through time and by the modern world. The unexpected plot twist at the end is strangely unclimactic, and seems to pass by so quickly that any sense of triumph at the outcome is lost. Charlie Bone is a likable character to whom kids will turn to for a fix after they've finished the latest Harry Potter for the fifth time. For libraries where fantasy is popular.
reviewed Charlie Bone and the Time Twister (Children of the Red King, Bk 2) on + 37 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
My son read this book and he truly enjoyed it.

According to my son, it is similar to Harry Potter. It has the right mixture of comedy, action and suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat.
daedelys avatar reviewed Charlie Bone and the Time Twister (Children of the Red King, Bk 2) on + 1756 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
If a person can stop seeing the similarities between these books and Harry Potter, they're not too bad. Although, since the world of Charlie Bone incorporates the "real" world with some magic, I don't know why no one thinks to call the police when children are being abused or crimes are being committed. Little plot-holes like that drive me nuts sometimes as I read this, but since I did want to find out what happen, I kept reading. Overall, not a bad book because you can forgive its discrepancies for an overall creative story.
reviewed Charlie Bone and the Time Twister (Children of the Red King, Bk 2) on + 22 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
my kids really liked this one
dianasdolls avatar reviewed Charlie Bone and the Time Twister (Children of the Red King, Bk 2) on + 43 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
In this second book of the series, you'll jump right into Charlie's lastest dilemma of keeping a time-lost boy from falling into the hands of the bad guys.
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Shiner avatar reviewed Charlie Bone and the Time Twister (Children of the Red King, Bk 2) on + 8 more book reviews
My 11 year old daughter loves these books. She says they are similar to the Lemony Snicket books. Finally it has made her interested in reading, I am thrilled!
reviewed Charlie Bone and the Time Twister (Children of the Red King, Bk 2) on + 33 more book reviews
Charlie hopes that a new term at Bloors Academy will hold no nasty surprises. But then Henry Yewbeam appears, twisted through time from the icey winter of 1916.
With the sceaming Yewbeam aunts on the prowl, and the Bloors out to catch him, Henry will need Charlie's help just to stay alive. Bloor's Academy can be a very dangerous place...
reviewed Charlie Bone and the Time Twister (Children of the Red King, Bk 2) on + 3 more book reviews
These books about Charlie bones adventures are fun to read. My 5th grade class loves them
patticom avatar reviewed Charlie Bone and the Time Twister (Children of the Red King, Bk 2) on
In book 2 of the Charlie Bone series, the author really hits her stride and makes a clean break from all the glaring similarities with Harry Potter. Yes, he's still a boy at a special boarding school with messy hair and a best friend at school with flaming red hair. But the Charlie Bone books cover only one term instead of one semester, there is not a single over-arching bad guy, and he has many friends who are each major characters in their own right. Great reading for kids, and an enjoyable way for an adult to pass an afternoon too.
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very good book

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