Read to Me, Dad! Review – The Time Machine

The Time Machine
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I received a review copy of The Time Machine from The Quarto Group for free. Opinions are my own.

H.G. Wells is easily the father of the science fiction novel. His works are timeless. The Time Machine is a perfect candidate for the Classics Reimagined series that the Quarto Group has put out. Other works include Frankenstein and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. A story like The Time Machine has been redone by so many people over the years. This take on the work uses the unabridged version of the book with illustrations by Ale + Ale, two Italian artists Alessandro Lecis and Alessandra Panzeri. The illustrations are beautiful and the way the book is laid out also includes interesting typefaces and graphic design. It is a classic made modern again.

While the content is very dense I can remember reading it as a kid. Or maybe I know the story because in science fiction it is ubiquitous, everyone has sampled from it in most time travel movies, books, comics, and TV shows. No, I’m pretty sure I read it as a kid. Reading it again I still find the wording challenging. However, it is worth reading because of how influential the book was been. It may be easier to convince your kids to read it in this format because of the illustrations throughout. They break things up and enhance the enjoyment of the read.

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Read to Me, Dad! Review – The Revenge of Magic: The Last Dragon

The Revenge of Magic

Aladdin, an imprint of Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing Division sent me both books in the Revenge of Magic series by James Riley for free to review. Opinions are my own.

Read to Me, Dad! Reviews are reviews for parents to help them find great books for their kids. The book series The Revenge of Magic is geared for the 8-12 year old kid who enjoys magic and action and adventure. The latest book The Revenge of Magic: The Last Dragon releases on October 8, 2019.

About the book – Fort Fitzgerald is determined to uncover the truth, but a new student at school and the secrets he has to keep complicate matters in this second novel in a thrilling new series from the author of the New York Times bestselling Story Thieves! You can see my full thoughts and impressions on the book in the video below.

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The Revenge of Magic (out now!)
The Revenge of Magic: The Last Dragon (releases Oct 8th)