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Nimmo, Jenny.
New York : Orchard, 2003.
IL 3-6, RL 5.9
ISBN 043949687X
In this mystical adventure of Charlie Bone reminiscent of the Harry Potter series, the setting begins a long time ago when Charlie's ancestors are enjoying a game of marbles.  However, a mystical marble appears, and the younger of the playmates discovers it and sneaks away.  Accidentally, he utilizes the marble, known as the Time Twister, to transport him into Charlie's own years at the dreaded Bloor's Academy for the endowed. Charlie, overwhelmed with shock, takes in the child and lets him accompany him on his various adventures.  (Mike Rusie,
SUBJECTS:     Magic -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        England -- Fiction.
                        Time travel -- Fiction.


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