When Brian and Paul acquire a brand-new Timequest comic book, they head out on a quest to replace a mint condition Honus Wagner Baseball Card that Brian accidentally destroyed when he was younger. To find it, all they have to do is warp the space-time continuum to the year 1912, board the "Titanic, "and find Brian's Great Uncle Sean. No problem. But the boys soon find themselves in some sticky situations. As the TimeQuest Comic magically chronicles their travels, the boys discover that their actions have doomed all of humankind. Now they must travel to the distant reaches of the universe and the darkest Transylvania to set things right again. Can they fix the world and make it home with the million-dollar baseball card before it's too late?
With dozens of illustrations by renowned Australian illustrator Craig Smith, this humorous adventure is sure to please kids of all ages.
“The slapstick time-travel antics continue in this sequel to The Comic Book Kid...Osterweil laces his narrative with middle-grade-style yuks and injects frequent reviews of events into his breathlessly paced tale. Smith punches up the short chapters further with frequent scenes of frantic-looking young folk in bizarre situations.” —Kirkus Reviews
“There are a number of funny lines, which, along with the manic illustrations, should keep young readers laughing.” —Booklist
“The book is full of exciting adventures and some pretty fun characters. If the reader knows something about the Titanic and enjoys reading about time travel, they will have a good time with this book.” —The Oregon Coast Book Group
“The book is cram-packed with humor and action: what more could Osterweil include than the sinking Titanic, a visit to Count Dracula's castle, and science fiction adventures in the year 100,000?” —Children's Literature
“A time-traveling story full of humor and fun.” —Meridian Magazine
“Breathless escapes and goop abound...readers who enjoyed the first book will probably want to read this one.” —School Library Journal
“This is a fast-paced, often humorous adventure that will especially appeal to boys. Recommended.” —Library Media Connection
“A rollicking, fast-paced, and humorous adventure” —Bay Views
“Laugh-aloud adventures for the younger reader, this is a novel that also begs to be read to a class. They will titter and guffaw. The author, a junior high teacher of English, knows his audience well. Prolific Australian illustrator Craig Smith contributes great black and white sketches that add to the amusement.” —Catholic Library World
“This story will be interesting to boys who like mystery and science fiction.” —The Lorgnette, Heart of Texas Reviews
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