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The new bike isn‘t pretty...Not like the slick, red, twenty–one–speed bike that was stolen the very night Eddy had received it as a birthday present. The bike that Prince Krishna sent is old–fashioned and has a wicker basket –– the kind of bike no self–respecting boy like Eddy would be caught dead riding. Soon, though, Eddy doesn‘t care how the bike looks, because it has tThe new bike isn‘t pretty...Not like the slick, red, twenty–one–speed bike that was stolen the very night Eddy had received it as a birthday present. The bike that Prince Krishna sent is old–fashioned and has a wicker basket –– the kind of bike no self–respecting boy like Eddy would be caught dead riding. Soon, though, Eddy doesn‘t care how the bike looks, because it has the ability to travel in ways he never thought possible –– in the fourth dimension. Eddy can‘t wait to take the ride of his life, visit important dates in history, and find a way to bypass exam week. But trips through time can have unpredictable results, and they‘re not always without danger......

Title : The Time Bike
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ISBN : 9780064407922
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Number of Pages : 192 Pages
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The Time Bike Reviews

  • Lisa
    2019-01-06 05:39

    I did not realize this book was part of a series, but I wasn't bothered by references to past books' events. It made the story feel richer. Nor was I bothered not to get an explanation for the unconventional family structure, because it's nice to read a book that demonstrates, without fuss, the elastic definition of family. Much of the dialogue sounds old-fashioned, especially the reliance on "dear" but that's oddly appropriate for a book about time travel. I would've liked the story to have taken more risks, however. As a side note, my favorite character was Oliver, the middle-school kid with a driver's license and a rickety Chevy Impala called the Green Horror. I'd read a book just about him.

  • Omar
    2018-12-31 05:11

    Eddy hall is very devastated when his shiny new bike was stolen. A few days later he receives a beat up old bike from some relitaves from India. He tries the bike and it appeared that the bike can travel through time. He experiments the bike and some disappointing thing happens. He travels ahead a week to miss exams but he ended up in summer school. He lookes for clues to lead him to the suspect thatstole his bike. He finally knows who it is. He sees the boy that stole his bike but he could not do anything about it. His sister Eleanor take the bike and uses it to take a trip. Eddy is very worried that he cant change the past with the bike.I liked this book because it showed Eddy going in the future trying to pass exams and stuff he wouldn't like. The author really put a lot of effort in this book because it was so awesome! I hope the author can make a second book of The Time Bike. It would be so exiting! This storie reminded me of some of other book but it took place in the old days and the main charecters where adults.I recommend this book to any time machine belivers. This is a very stupendous book. I would really love to read this book out loud to children like that are 8 to 15 year old kids when im and adult. Im sure they would love it and especially me.

  • Robin
    2018-12-26 10:25

    An enjoyable follow on to what is indisputably by favorite story from elementary school days, The Diamond in the Window.

  • Beth
    2019-01-05 10:21

    Very disappointed in this book. Excessively over descriptive yet provides no depth of story line or purpose to the book. The subplot of the sister obsessively pining about not being popular enough to get invited to a party was utterly pathetic and sexist. I was ashamed to have picked this book out for my 8 yr old son and force him to listen to this very poor attempt of literature. Im trying to get him to embrace chapter books, not dread them. It refers to children as ugly, fat and stupid many times

  • Kathy
    2019-01-01 08:31

    Quotable:“You can do it too, Eddy,” said Uncle Freddy… “You can fish in the stream of time. You can go back three thousand years whenever you like.”“Oh, I get it,” said Eddy wearily. “You mean I can travel in a book. I can read an old book.”“I’ll go to the library,” said Eleanor… “You can find out anything in the library.”

  • Drew Ransom
    2019-01-06 12:20

    In the adventurous novel The Time Bike by Jane Langton, a boy named Eddy gets a bike for his birthday. He instantly falls in love with his glistening red bike with beautiful gears and wheels. The day after his birthday, a boy called "Hunky" steals his prized possession and Eddy falls into a deep sadness. His Aunt Alex is delivered a package a few days later and Eddy gets excited because he believes that it is a new bike. But he was upset because all he had got was a weird looking bike with a headlight, dials, and a clock. For a while he ignored the bike, but then he saw the bike's dials which had numbers that seemed to at pluses days of the year and years. He tested it out to see why the strange contraption had these. He rode this bike stationary in a closet and there was a flash of light. Nothing happened, but when he stepped out of the closet, he heard his aunt and his sister named Eleanor repeat the conversation they had a few minutes earlier. From then on, he used his bike to skip testing week, which made him fail all of his tests. He used it to go back to a Saturday and have more fun, but then Hunky found out about the Time Bike and stole it the next day. His sister also used the bike to go back to the time period of one her favorite actors. He got into many situations where he could of gotten into lots of trouble, but he had many memories with the Time Bike. This amazing book is a great read for all ages. Though some of the words are a little hard to understand or figure out the meaning of, the book is an adventurous book full of imagination. A good theme for this book is that some objects can look fun but can affect what happens in the future in a bad way. The setting was mainly in Eddy's house, but also included the baseball field and the 1930's.One part that made me upset was when Eleanor cried because her actor was going to die from a car crash. Another part was when Eddy was stranded in an unknown time on an island with no water, food, heat, and shelter. Eddy learned that messing with time is not safe to others and it is not fair. I persuade you all to read the fantastic novel The Time Bike.

  • Joy
    2019-01-19 09:36

    Time travel adventures are usually full of danger, paradox, & philosophy. Not the case with this story! The story begins with action and it doesn't take a break. The plot is given no time to breathe or deepen; no time is given for growth of character or reader attachment. There are no explanations given for the numerous unusual attributes of Eddy's family or home, which is probably due to the fact that this is one of the later books in a series. Although these characteristics might not make this a very compelling stand-alone book, it makes it perfect for a reluctant or impatient reader, and all the unexplained allusions to other adventures might inspire further reading in the series!

  • Jill
    2019-01-22 05:28

    I read this aloud with my 5-year old. I gave it a 3 because he loved it and found it very interesting. He kept wanting to know what was going to happen and was eagar to listen. It read quickly and read aloud well. It is part of a series, but we read it as a stand alone and it worked just fine. If I had read it on my own it might have been more of a two. I felt like it had some holes (that my son probelly didn't even notice due to his age) and the time travel thing wasn't very clear for me. It does have one vulgar word and references a vulgar exchange.

  • Dayna Smith
    2019-01-11 12:33

    The first book in the Hall Family Chronicles. Eddy wants a fancy expensive bike for his birthday. He is so excited when he gets it, until it is stolen. Then his Indian uncle sends him an old beat up model. Eddy is crushed until he discovers the old bike is really a time machine. He uses the bike to time travel into the past to find a vanished deed to their house or face eviction. His sister Eleanor tries to travel into the past in a vain effort to save the life of a movie star. A very cute story.

  • Jenny Michalak
    2019-01-15 08:28

    Time travel always interests me and this particular story while imaginative leaves much to be desired in wake of today's knowledge of science. I also would have liked to have seen the story fleshed out in terms of Thoreau and the Transcendentalists as the writer is referenced so often in the story. One of my daughters lost interest in the book and I think it was because of the lack of detail. While the author throws a lot of references into the story he doesn't take the time to explain them. Today's readers want more.

  • Morgan Daniels
    2018-12-24 11:21

    The Time Bike was written by Jane Langton. This book was a fiction story. The Time Bike is about Eddy who gets his nice red bike stolen and he receives a new bike from Prince Krishna. Soon he discovers that his old crummy bike from India is a special time bike and he goes on wild, crazy adventures. I rated this book 4/5 stars because it was a really good book but it kind of repeated its same events over. It was really never something new. But I still really enjoyed this book.

  • Cindy
    2019-01-12 12:38

    This was a fun jaunt through the possibilities of time travel for young middle-grade readers. The writing was sound and the action kept me turning the pages. I did not think it rose to the level of other time travel books, but it's worth reading. Lessons in friendship and family. I can see Howard child would read more stories about this curious family. The references to Thoreau were interesting, although I think missed by most children.

  • Reagan
    2019-01-09 11:17

    Eddy got a new red bicycle. The bad news is that somebody stole it! A prince gives him a new bicycle, but it is not that nice. Eddy figures out that his bike it not an ordinary bicycle, it is time bike. Now Eddy can go back through time on his new bike. Read this book and find out where Eddy's adventures on his new bike take him.I really like this book. You have got to read it! This book is super, duper, awesome. This book is really interesting.

  • Nikitha
    2019-01-12 07:41

    This book is a great book! I read it like 4 years ago,but I remember it so vividly that it was a book full of imagination. I always like to read about books that have to do with time!!! Or... I think it was another Time Bike Book.The cover had a kid on a flying bike in a night sky. Maybe this book is different???

  • Sallie
    2019-01-02 05:23

    This is the only other Hall Family series book I could find to read. I enjoyed it even knowing what would be happening at the end. Still a fun book. I have read The Fledgling and plan to take both books to my local Little Free Library for children. I'll keep looking for the other books in the series.

  • Nancy
    2019-01-16 09:25

    I stumbled across this book while hunting used books. It caught my eye as something the kids in my extended family might like. It's full of fantasy, fun and 5th-6th grade drama. Given that and the fact that the reading is fairly easy, I think this is just the kind of book that might lure the non-reader into the wonderful world of books.

  • Megan
    2018-12-26 08:16

    A children's book by the Newbery award-winning novel The Fledgling. I wasn't a huge fan of this book. It's the story of a boy who gets a gift from a prince- a bike that can travel in time. While I know it's fantasy, there were too many holes (for me) to make this "believable." I didn't think the writing was all that great either.

  • Tricia
    2019-01-19 06:20

    "With a sinking heart Eddy bent lower over the handlebars, feeling a change in the motion of the Time Bike. Now it seemed to be hammering against barriers, ramming its way through time, smashing the glass walls between centuries. Shards of days and splinters of years whirled past him. Whole fragments of the shattered calendar flew up in front of the bike. (p 146)

  • Sandra Strange
    2018-12-29 10:30

    Fantasy aimed at younger (junior high/middle school) readers. A magic bicycle allow a boy to visit an infant Thoreau. The story deals with the impossibility of making real changes in your own history. Cute, positive.

  • Kathy McC
    2018-12-29 04:19

    I was looking for a book to read aloud to my sixth graders during out fantasy fiction unit. This book was not it. There was very little suspense, limited action, and not enough character development.

  • Deb
    2019-01-20 07:15

    This is the book that I am currently reading to my third grade class. They love it. I love that it isn't about your "typical" family - which many of my children can relate to. And I love that it makes their imaginations work over time and makes learning history seems interesting and fun.

  • ♥Manaswi♥
    2019-01-07 07:12

    My class read this in 5th grade, and it was a really suspenseful, and fun fantasy.

  • Audrey
    2019-01-09 12:29

    It was a fantastic book! Eddy was a funny kid, although, i feel kinda bad for him. If you want to find out why, READ IT!!!

  • Jana
    2019-01-12 05:19

    The first three in the Hall Family series are much better.

  • Niki Sears
    2019-01-22 08:37

    I remember this book from ages and ages ago! I didn't know it was part of a series... might have to check that out.

  • Emma Neelia
    2019-01-21 10:16

    Soo cool!Tells about time-travel and the good and bad things about it!

  • Brittany
    2019-01-20 11:33


  • Mckinley
    2019-01-17 10:35

    This series reminders me of the P. Farmer series.

  • Whitney
    2019-01-09 07:40

    I read this for a book report when I was in seventh grade. I don't remember if I enjoyed it or not. It's been years!

  • Karina B
    2018-12-30 07:13

    This is a really good book about a boy who gets a bike for his birthday then finds out that it can take him forward and back in time.