Chronal Engine (Paperback)

By Greg Leitich Smith , Blake Henry (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, 9780544022775, 192pp.

Publication Date: November 19, 2013

List Price: 6.99*
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Description

When Max, Kyle, and Emma are sent to live with their grandfather, they think their summer is ruined. But after Emma is kidnapped at the exact time that her grandfather predicted, Max and Kyle are forced to believe his story about the time machine in the basement.
     To save Emma, Max, Kyle, and their new friend Petra must take the trip of a lifetime — to the Cretaceous period. Soon they find themselves dodging killer insects, velociraptors, and the terrifying T. rex. Can these three contemporary teens hunt down a kidnapper, forage for food, and survive long enough to return home?


About the Author

Greg Leitich Smith lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, author Cynthia Leitich Smith. He is the author of Chronal Engine, as well as three other middle grade novels: Little Green Men at the Mercury Inn, and Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo and its companion book, Tofu and T. Rex. He is also co-author of the picture book Santa Knows. Visit Greg at www.gregleitichsmith.com.


Blake Henry is an animator and comics artists in New York City. He graduated from The School of Visual Arts.


Praise For Chronal Engine

"The short length, breathless pace, and graphic-novel-esque, full-page illustrations might make this one appealing to reluctant readers."--School Library Journal

"There's peril aplenty, but Smith keeps the tone light and easy, making this accessible to younger readers averse to anything truly scary."--Bulletin