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R old Bob Miller Bob and his father's friend Doc Tom and Doc Tom's son Pete volunteer for a time travel journey even though the device is not perfected The time travelers wander through the Ice Age and other primitive surroun A young adult science fiction book and my rating is made with that in mind Two young men must go back in time to rescue the father of one of them They wind up in several different era but the dinosaur age is the best one Recommended to young people Black Blue old Bob Miller Bob and his father's friend Doc Tom and Doc Tom's son Pete volunteer for a time travel journey even though the device is not perfected The time travelers wander through the Ice Age and The Moe Manifesto other primitive surroun A young adult science fiction book and my rating is made with that in mind Two young men must go back in time to rescue the father Positive Church in a Negative World of Prince Philip Revealed one Toad of Toad Hall of them They wind up in several different era but the dinosaur age is the best Spelling Strategies & Secrets: The essential how to spell guide one Recommended to young people

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Tunnel Through Time

This is a science fiction story about what it would be like to go back 80 million years in time and see what the Earth was like then A scientist has created a device that tunnels through time The protagonist is his son 17 yea This was one of the books that my dyslexic brother read voluntarily when he was in elementary school so I figured it had to be pretty gripping He read it than once Back in 67 when it came out dinosaurs were big news as and fossils came to light all over the world He told everyone he wanted to be a paleontologist and read everything he could get his hands on to do with them A few weeks ago I came across A Wrinkle in Time and thought it was the book my brother had loved so much Uhno Then I remembered the correct title Totally different premise totally different book And yes it was gripping to the place that I had to put it up the first night I started it because I knew if I didn t I d just read it straight through and go to bed at 2 AM with a raging headache Science fiction indeed But I can imagine the effect it had on my brother at the timeBoy times have changed haven t they The main characters are boys in their teens and they call adult men sir even their own fathers and obey without backtalk The scientists see no contradiction between scientific research and belief in the good Lord prayer and blessings I don t either It s interesting to see how things have changed in scientific thought too Doctor Tom mentions the idea that brontosaurii had two small brains one in the head and one in the backside as if it were fact That idea was junked decades agoIf you re going to go hopping back to Prehistory I guess it makes sense to carry rifles and sidearms but true to the Cold War ethos of the time when it was written modern man uses his guns to solve all his problems though one wonders how much effect a puny little pistol bullet would have on a great big ol dino The dinosaurs are repeatedly described as wicked and with evil intent though I doubt they had any emotions let alone moral standpoints At one point our young hero Bob shoots at a pteranodon and says It was like sitting in on the act of creation itself Yeah because killing something is an act of creation But it chimes with all those sci fi movies of the period It made me chuckle to find pronunciation guides incorporated into the text so child readers could get their heads around names like archeopteryx but at least the author tried to make them kind of unobtrusive unsuccesssfully as it happens At least I finally found out what the Megatherium wasIf I have one complaint it was that the book chops off suddenly I guess that meant I wanted But in those days chapter books for kids were kept below 100 pages if at all possible This led to a lot of rushed endings and silly coincidental rescues which this book has in plenty However I honestly could not put it down and was sorry when I realised I d eaten it all

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Dings euipped with only the barest essentials They have to rely on intelligence to survive and to escape imprisonment They encounter dangerous prehistoric monsters and even face the possibility of never returning to the prese Great book for kids who love dinosaurs and time travel


10 thoughts on “Tunnel Through Time

  1. says:

    This was one of the books that my dyslexic brother read voluntarily when he was in elementary school so I figured it had to be pretty

  2. says:

    This was one of my favorites back when I was about eight years old Maybe my first SF I still have my forty year old copy and just read it to my seven year old son a chapter at a time at bedtime He liked it too Maybe some day he'll read it to his son

  3. says:

    This is another wonderful book I got through my elementary school years and loved it I also read this to my kids in our evening reading times

  4. says:

    A young adult science fiction book and my rating is made with that in mind Two young men must go back in time to rescue the father of one of them They wind up in several different era but the dinosaur age is the best one Recommended to young people

  5. says:

    Letting my nine year old rate this one He's much the target audience for this SF vintage middle grade novel from 1966 We read this out loud a chapter or two at a time just before bed It's Land of the Lost meets Stargate a

  6. says:

    great read from my youthfast paced fun what we would today call YA SF can't remember how long ago i read this at least 3 decades prob 4 but recognized passages turns of phrase odd how several things stated as fact with 1965 paleontology have now been shown to be likely completely wrong ie feathers i'll let you look it up

  7. says:

    This was the first SF book I ever read 4th grade I believe I still have very fond memories of it

  8. says:

    Great book for kids who love dinosaurs and time travel

  9. says:

    Read many times as a kid Rating based on that perspective

  10. says:

    I first read this novel when I found a copy in my grade school library It’s an adventure story geared toward a younger audience told from the perspective of Bob Miller whose father has invented a time portal through which his close friend a p

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