Monday, February 13, 2012

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday - Time Gangsters


Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Shannon Whitney Messenger decided it was time to give middle grade stories the attention they deserve, and "Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays" was born.  


Time Gangsters
Berin L. Stephens



Released February 14th by Cedar Fort


Goodreads Blurb:
When Billy discovers a hidden cache of ancient coins, it isn't long before a gang of thugs from the 1920s swipes them right from under him. Plotting to use the magical properties of the coins to seize power in the past, these power-hungry gangsters will do anything to reach their goal. Their future threatened, Billy and Danny must race through time to steal back the coins before history is changed forever.
 
I have come to depend on Cedar Fort Publishing as a great source for MG stories. Time Gangsters is another Cedar Fort title I enjoyed. If you love stories with a "mafia" flavor--gangsters and machine guns and old cars and mystery--you'll enjoy this one.

The main characters are a lovable group of kids with very distinct personalities. Danielle, the only girl, is too fun for words. She likes spinach salads for breakfast and is afraid of cell phones. My favorite part of the story is the growth in Danielle's and her cousin Billy's relationship.

The magic coins, the time travel, the good guy/bad guy battles all make for a fun and entertaining story. I know reluctant boy readers will gobble this one up
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 Happy Monday!

19 comments:

Gina C said...

sounds like a hoot! and you can tell it's dripping with voice and humor. thanks for letting us know :)

Laura Marcella said...

This one looks good! You always find such good books for MMGM! :)

Catherine Denton said...

I relish having your posts to look back through when I want a good book for my kids (and me, to be perfectly honest). Your recommendations are spot on.

And ooooh, *looks around* I love the new look of your blog!
Catherine Denton

Jeremy Bates said...

I am really happy that I found this blog. I enjoyed reading it!

akossket said...

Just for the title I will pick this one up.
Thanks for the feature.

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi, Shannon. I'm nominated you for an award. You can stop by my blog to pick it up.

Susanne Drazic
http://susannedrazic.blogspot.com

Barbara Watson said...

This sounds so great! And something my son would like...I have a bunch of titles for him from MMGMs today.

Heather said...

I love that you always spotlight the fun reads! And this has a great cover!

Old Kitty said...

1920's gangsters, time travel and magical coins! What a great mix!!

Thanks for the review and intro to this fun book lovely Shannon! Take care
x

Clara said...

Seems like a great pick! Need to look into it, thanks for the review! :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

This sounds like a great boy book. I love the magic coins part of it.

This seems like one that Michael G-G should read.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Sounds good. I'm a sucker for time travel stories. I think it's because I secretly keep hoping I'll find a way to do it ;)

ali cross said...

What a cool concept! One of my sons collects ancient coins, so he'd probably especially love this book! Thanks Shannon!

Kelly Polark said...

Where can I get me some magic coins? Heck I'll just take a mound of regular coins. :)
Thanks for the recommendation, Shannon!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

You always find the coolest MG books. Much better than what my boys come up--which is pretty much nada.

Charmaine Clancy said...

Wow, you cover such great books!
Wagging Tales

Andrea Mack said...

Thanks for the review - this one sounds like a good one!

Deb Marshall said...

Oh my gosh...sounds like my kind of read and one to recommend to the kiddos! Thanks for sharing this one. I've pinned it to Pinterest...my new "thing". Created folder for all the MMGM reads.

Theresa Milstein said...

Ooo, this sounds like a great time travel adventure. Thanks for the info!

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