We should all be so lucky as to grow up in a family like Julian Newcomber’s.
The father is a genial, generous, ingenious inventor; the mom is a loving and sharp-witted person who keeps the family together; and Julian is the nerdy kid who can’t help but to get into misadventures that are not always of his own making. There is one other person, Biff, the school bully of dubious distinction, whose two joys in life are eating food and tormenting poor Julian.
When Julian is not busy evading Biff, he has a history-changing problem to deal with. It all started when his father gave him an amazing electronic tablet (eTab) that was as thin as a sheet of paper and could be rolled up. One app on the eTab is a timer meant to remind Julian’s father to arrive within five minutes of being called; otherwise he’ll receive an electric shock. This app, however, does not work properly.
A man arrives in Julien’s closet. To be precise, the man is a grown-up, twenty-year-old Julian. This Julian has a version of the same eTab, and apparently the timer app is actually a time-travel app. Grown-up Julian needs Young Julien’s help to set things right; otherwise the whole world could suffer catastrophic changes.
|Author Michael Seese|
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