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JUMPMAN by James Valentine


Rule #1: Don’t Touch Anything

by James Valentine

Age Range: 10 - 13

Pub Date: June 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-689-86872-3
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

A silly romp through time. Jules is unhappy at school—though he grew up here, the two years he’s lived elsewhere have left him the new kid, unfit to be a friend. His best friend from childhood, Genevieve, has grown into a popular girl with a strangely exciting figure, and he can’t regain their former friendship. But Jules is with Genevieve when Theodore Pine Four mysteriously appears in her bedroom. A traveler from the far future and the winner of a contest to use the newest time-traveling console, Theodore is shocked when he discovers that Genevieve and Jules can see him. How can Genevieve and Jules help Theodore get home without being caught and punished by their parents (who suspect more salacious hanky panky than surreptitious time traveling)? No hard science fiction here—these lightweight adventures gleefully defy any time-traveling logic—but full of wacky fun, futuristic slang, and talking coats. (Science fiction. 10-13)