Climb aboard a time machine to the far edges of history and see what really happened!
The Time Pedaler series brings to life a new kind of teen hero, Chant Baker, a typical kid who makes a very extraordinary discovery, a time machine. In book one of the Time Pedaler series, a cleaning trip to the basement of his parent's new store leads Chant to a discovery that will change his life forever and take him on incredible and amazing adventures back in time! Along the way he meets a surprise cast of historical figures, and everyday people who just happen to live several hundred years ago.
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Imaginative, respectful, educational
The main character, Chant, is a great example for youth: inquisitive, respectful, and diligent. The Time Pedaler does a nice job of demonstrating respect for diverse cultures, the importance of hard work, and even old-fashioned values like being polite. And it does so without being heavy-handed. Drop in some history lessons and a bit of a thread to tie them all together, and this was an enjoyable listen for me and my 9 year old both.
This is the only performance of Drew Brown's I've listened to, but I found it consistent and easy to follow along with. Slight accent shifts with different characters was done well. Voice and style fit with the character and context.
I listen to audio books constantly and I was quite impressed by the talent of the voice actor who read the story. For me, the quality of the reading can make a huge difference in how much I enjoy a book. They are setting the tone, engaging the listener, building excitement, and creating the characters in my mind.
I liked how Chant was curious and adventurous, and open to learning from his experiences. I think that sets a good example for young teens.
I really enjoyed his portrayal of Robert E. Lee's assistant/cook, William.
Yes. I traveled for work, and this book was just the right length for my trip.
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