Alex and the Amazing Time Machine (Hardcover)

By Rich Cohen, Kelly Murphy (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, 9780805094183, 161pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2012

List Price: 15.99*
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Alex Trumble is a pretty ordinary kid except for the fact that his IQ borders on genius, and he loves to read books on vortexes and time travel. But when two angry hit men kidnap his big brother Steven, Alex's life changes fast. Inventing a time machine (using an iPod, mirrors, duct tape, and a laser pointer) is only half the battle. With the help of the time-bending Dingus, Alex and his best friend Todd must travel back in time to collect clues, outwit the bad guys, and race against the clock to save his family from total oblivion.

About the Author

Rich Cohen is a four-time New York Times bestselling author for such books as "Tough Jews" and "When I Stop Laughing, You'll Know I'm Dead." He also writes for "Rolling Stone" and "Vanity Fair." "Alex and the Amazing Time Machine" is his first book for young readers.