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Children's Fiction Interactive Adventures

The Story Pirates Present: Stuck in the Stone Age

by (author) Story Pirates & Geoff Rodkey

illustrated by Hatem Aly

Random House Publishing Group
Initial publish date
Mar 2018
Interactive Adventures, Humorous Stories, Time Travel
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2018
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7


Cavemen! A saber-toothed tiger! And . . . a Rockball tournament? This laugh-out-loud time-travel adventure (inspired by a real kid's idea) doubles as a creative writing guide for young writers!

Tom Edison (no, not that Tom Edison) is a hopeful janitor who dreams of becoming a scientist--and Dr. Morice is a shy scientist who dreams of making friends. When an accident at the lab sends them back in time to the stone age, Tom and Dr. Morice must work together to face down cavemen, saber-tooth tigers, and other B.C. hazards, with only one problem: Tom isn't very good at science, and Dr. Morice isn't very good with people.

"Changing kids' lives, one story at a time" is the motto of the Story Pirates, a group of performers who bring kids' writing to life through sketch comedy. Stuck in the Stone Age is an action-packed adventure based on an idea from a real kid! Teaming up with New York Times bestselling author, Geoff Rodkey, the Story Pirates present this hilarious story, which doubles as an introduction to the basics of creative writing. With the help of Story Pirate Captain Vincent Rolo and the Story Creation Zone, readers can use this novel as inspiration to create their OWN great adventure!

About the authors

Story Pirates' profile page

Geoff Rodkey's profile page

Hatem Aly is an Egyptian-born illustrator whose work has been featured in multiple publications worldwide. He is the illustrator of The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz, which won a Newbery Honor. Hatem currently lives in the beautiful province of New Brunswick.

Hatem Aly's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"Funny, and entertaining....A must for young writers...and a fab, fun writing manual for writing teachers everywhere." --Kirkus Reviews, **STARRED REVIEW**

"Jam-packed with both writing advice and jokes... this two-for-one tale is as smart as it is entertaining." -- Publishers Weekly, **STARRED REVIEW**
"What an amazing read, full of bizarre kid logic and fun, and brought to life with the usual care & empathy that the Story Pirates always show to young writers!
-- Patton Oswalt, Emmy and Grammy award winning actor and stand-up comedian

"Do you want to laugh? Or get yanked into a nonstop, page-turning adventure? Or be inspired to write your own story? Or maybe you want to eat a double stack cheeseburger with onion rings? Okay, if it’s any of the first three, then this is the bookfor you. If it’s the last one—sorry, we can’t help you there."
-- Adam Gidwitz, best-selling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm and the Newbery Honor-winning The Inquisitor’s Tale

"So zany and imaginative, it's no surprise an actual kid inspired it. You'll laugh a lot—and learn a lot, too."
-- Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever

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