I grabbed this graphic novel from my local library just ‘cuz the other day, and I’m so glad I did. First Second has easily become a publishing favorite; they release such incredible titles for all ages. The Time Museum is a middle grade graphic novel, clocking in at about 250 pages. But let’s get into the plot!
Delia Bean is a brain. She isn’t super sociable, is valedictorian, and loves the amount of information there is on bugs. When she and her family go upstate to visit her uncle, she learns something incredible; her uncle is the founder and curator of earth’s time travel museum!
As soon as she learns this, she also finds out that she is one of six kids who are in competition to be the museum’s next intern. She trains and learns a whole bunch, and then has three trials to complete to decide who the winner is.
When a mysterious time traveler shows up with a gift for Delia in the Cretaceous period, she takes it. But does he have good intentions? Who knows! The gift is unlike anything any of the kids have seen, but per the mystery man’s instructions, she doesn’t tell any adults.
As you can probably guess, mayhem ensues. This book was a blast, from beginning to end, and I’m glad I picked it up. It’s definitely a fun read, regardless of your age. If you can, I highly suggest picking up a copy (and maybe a copy of the second book too). Happy reading!
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