The Imagination Box
The Imagination Box
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The Imagination Box

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Author: Ford, Martyn

Number Of Pages: 240

Release Date: 02-08-2016

Details: Product Description Fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and The Mysterious Benedict Society will race through this exciting adventure about an orphan, his unusual friends, and the power of imagination.   What if everything you imagined could become real?   It all starts when Professor Eisenstone, scientist and inventor, creates a box that’s supposed to turn whatever you imagine into reality. There’s only one problem: he can’t get it to work. Until Tim shows up. An orphan with an especially keen imagination, Tim brings to life Phil, an eloquent finger monkey with a dry sense of humor.     Tim and Professor Eisenstone work in secret to make the box more powerful. But when Eisenstone is kidnapped along with his contraption, Tim, Phil, and the professor’s granddaughter, Dee, must find the criminals before they use the box to turn their imagined evil into something all too real.     Creating a miniature monkey is all well and good. But in order to rescue his friend, Tim will have to face his darkest fears and unleash the true potential of his own mind. “ A splendid adventure, hilarious and harrowing in turn and so strongly cast that even the precocious pocket primate doesn't steal the show.” — Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review "With a solid mystery, fantastic device, warm friendships, a funny monkey, and heartening conclusion, this has a heaping serving of middle-grade antics."- Booklist“ The Imagination Box is children’s fiction in the classic mode, with double-crosses, deceitful adults and narrow escapes all meshing into a solid mystery plot…and a timeless be-careful-what-you-wish-for message.”— Financial Times (UK) From School Library Journal Gr 3–6—What if there were a machine that could create anything one imagined? Professor Eisenstone has such a machine. And Tim has the imagination. Together they have the ability to create magical, wondrous things. But when the professor goes missing, it is up to Tim and his friend Dee to rescue him and keep the Imagination Box out of the wrong hands. If they fail, the consequences could be disastrous. Plagued with two-dimensional, flat characters and a plot filled with giant leaps and deep holes, this title falls far short of expectations. The interesting premise never materializes into matter, unlike the fruits of Tim's imagination. At the heart of the story is a lonely boy who is often left to his own devices and a strange scientist who encourages the boy to keep secrets that place him in danger. Distrustful adults, including a police officer and clueless parental figures, hamper the story and impede the natural flow of the narrative. VERDICT Despite the creative premise, this is a disappointing novel that falls short on imagination.—Elizabeth Speer, Weatherford College, Weatherford, TX Review “ A splendid adventure, hilarious and harrowing in turn and so strongly cast that even the precocious pocket primate doesn't steal the show.” — Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review "With a solid mystery, fantastic device, warm friendships, a funny monkey, and heartening conclusion, this has a heaping serving of middle-grade antics."- Booklist“ The Imagination Box is children’s fiction in the classic mode, with double-crosses, deceitful adults and narrow escapes all meshing into a solid mystery plot…and a timeless be-careful-what-you-wish-for message.”— Financial Times (UK) " Exciting and lively plotting is cleverly suffused with subtle humor."-BookTrust   " A hugely entertaining adventure with plenty of action, comedy and genuinely scary moments."-Love This Book About the Author MARTYN FORD is a journalist from Hampshire, England, where he writes for the Bordon Herald. His first book, It Happened to Me, is a collection of shocking true stories. The Imagination Box is his first book for young readers. Visit Martyn at martyn-ford.com. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Chapter 1     One month earlier . . .     The Dawn Star Hotel stood proud, even

EAN: 9781101936276

Languages: English

Binding: Hardcover

Item Condition: New