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A gripping thriller about time travel - from a Carnegie Medal-winning author.

Once a creature is extinct, it’s gone for ever, isn’t it?
Not any more – as a butterfly from the past proves. The physicist mother of Kizzy Rye and Fraser Rye has invented an amazing time machine that can travel back into the past, snatch a plant or animal now extinct and bring it back into the present.
It’s a wonderful achievement, a real scientific breakthrough. But the machine – ‘Rye’s Apparatus’ - has a horrifying potential. Suddenly Kizzy and Fraser find themselves caught up in a terrifying spiral of events – events that lead finally to a monstrous demand from a sinister and violent organization…
WINNER OF THE 1995 EARTHWORM AWARD, 7-11 YEAR-OLD CATEGORY

Reviews

Plots which grip the reader from the opening paragraph

The Sunday Times

A fast-moving, readable thriller which will provoke considerable questioning and thought

Books for Keeps

Spellbinding plot . . . an unstoppable pace . . . a stirring achievement, certain to absorb and provoke a wide audience

TES

Robert Swindells writes the kinds of books that are so scary you're afraid to turn the page

Sunday Telegraph

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780552555920

    February 15, 2007

    Corgi Childrens

    176 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781446498903

    September 30, 2011

    RHCP Digital

    176 pages

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Also by Robert Swindells

Stone Cold
Inside The Worm
Jacqueline Hyde
A Skull in Shadows Lane
Room 13
Blackout
The Shade of Hettie Daynes
Shrapnel
In the Nick of Time
Nightmare Stairs
Abomination
Room 13 And Inside The Worm
Blitzed
Ruby Tanya
A Wish For Wings
Invisible!
Hydra
World-Eater
Brother In The Land
The Thousand Eyes Of Night

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