Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 12 to 18
- Grade: 8 to 12
- Reading age: 12 to 18
Seventeen-year-old Michael goes to visit his eccentric mad-scientist uncle while he's busy working on yet another time-travel experiment.
In the cluttered lab, Michael's uncle barely notices him. And he keeps muttering things like “quantum multiverse transporter," so Michael has to entertain himself. Which is how Michael accidentally ends up in an alternate universe. Everything looks remarkably similar to his own world but with a few key differences, like lizard men dressed in gray suits and three-wheeled vehicles. And then there's Emily, a sassy, confident girl who needs Michael's help before he can find his way back to his own dimension.
About the author
The first volume in ARTHUR SLADE’s Hunchback Assignments series won the prestigious TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, and the second volume, The Dark Deeps, was a finalist for the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award and the CLA Young Adult Book Award. Slade is also the author of Dust, a national bestseller and the winner of the 2001 Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature, the Mr. Christie’s Book Award and the Saskatchewan Book Award for Children’s Literature. His other books include Tribes, Megiddo’s Shadow, Jolted, Monsterology, Villainology and the Canadian Chills series. He lives in Saskatoon. Visit him online at arthurslade.com.
- Commended, Junior Library Guild
“A fast-paced read that will keep readers engaged every second. With a male protagonist and a strong female accomplice, this title will be a great addition to school and public libraries. Highly Recommended.”
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“Highly readable…A fun, action-packed choice for striving middle and high school readers interested in science fiction.”
School Library Journal
“Nonstop action keeps the story moving along briskly, and Michael’s voice is wry and humorous...A fast-paced SF adventure for reluctant readers.”
“A fun, breezy work accessible to a wide variety of readers looking for a quick sci-fi adventure.”